Major holidays are great for teaching new words and concepts, because these holidays are visible, recurring, and hold a special meaning in each family. Easter or Великдень (Velykden) in Ukrainian lends itself to various ideas of how to teach children language through shared traditions:
- Color Easter themed coloring pages featuring pysanky, Easter basket, etc.
- Tell your child about your family’s Easter traditions and the meaning of each, focusing on introducing some key words specifically related to the holiday – pysanka, paska
- Dye eggs (yes this is a common Easter activity), but then discuss how & why we do that in relation to the technique & history of pysanky
Enjoy your holiday!