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Online workshop: Calendar Customs: Decorating Easter Eggs

Decorated egg

Find out about the customs and traditions that took place around Easter time. Afterwards have a go at decorating your own Easter egg with artist Breda Burns.   

Activity at a Glance

Level: 2nd to 4th Class
Group Size:  Classroom Size 
Location: Virtual Session MS TEAMS 
Duration: 60 minutes, 3 parts
10 minutes: Introduction to National Museum of Ireland-Country Life and calendar customs and traditions 
45 minutes: Video and Workshop (TEAMS) Easter art workshop 
5 minutes: Q & A 
Availability: Wednesday 6th April 
Times: 10am to 11am or 11.30am to 12.30pm
Booking: Booking required

Bookings and Information:

To book the Easter art workshop and to find out about available dates contact the Bookings and Information Office at

Curriculum Links: 

  • History: Local Studies - Feasts and Festivals in the Past; Story - Stories of Lives of People in the Past. 
  • Visual Arts/Construction: Concepts and Skills - Awareness of Shape, Form, Texture, Pattern and Rhythm; Strands - Construction/Making constructions/Looking and Responding

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Discuss festivals in general and traditions around Easter time 

  • Art workshop based around Easter traditions 

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