And then it was Easter! (How did that happen?!)

Oh how we miss you all today, 😦 on a day where lots of Easter fun would be had.

So, to get you in the mood for the official Easter holidays from school, our theme today is that of Easter!

So today, roll up your sleeves, dust off your rolling pins and don those aprons! This activity is for ANY age group.

Junior and Senior Baking Activity

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easter-brownie-bites

Ingredients:

  • 175g butter, chopped
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 250g light brown soft sugar
  • 85g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 100g milk chocolate chips
  • 24 mini chocolate eggs, plus extra to decorate

Method: (The fun part)

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line 24 holes of a mini muffin tray with paper cases. Put the butter, dark chocolate and sugar in a pan and heat it very gently, stirring all the time until the butter and chocolate have melted. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for a few mins.
  2. Meanwhile, sift the flour, cocoa and a good pinch of salt into a large bowl. Stir in the warm, melted chocolate mixture and the beaten eggs, then add half the chocolate chips and mix until just combined. 
  3. Divide the mixture between the cases and place a mini egg into the middle of each muffin, pushing down gently. Bake for 12-15 mins until cooked but still gooey in the centre – they will continue cooking a little as they cool down. Leave to cool for 10 mins in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Melt the rest of the chocolate chips in short bursts in the microwave, or in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring frequently. Leave to cool until it is quite thick, then dot a small amount on each cake and stick on some more mini eggs.
  5. The BEST part – eat, eat, eat! Enjoy!!!!!!

With just 15 minutes preparation time and 15 minutes baking time, these will be WELL worth the effort. Why not get your parents to take some photos of your ‘getting your bake on’ and email them into principal@piercestownns.com so we can share them with your friends!

Sticking with the theme of Easter, our links direct us to some Easter art and all you need is a pencil and paper:

How to draw an Easter bunny folding surprise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMa5gsmZwHs&t=240s

Or

How to draw an Easter Bunny portrait:

https://youtu.be/5QQJ6mMWoFY

And if you still have LOTS of energy after drawing and baking why not get the juniors to join in the Cosmic Yoga Bunny Dance on this link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gV85rd3yTc

Happy Easter everyone – we wish you all a fabulous Easter break! Dont forget to get outside in your garden for an Easter egg hunt!

We hope to see you all soon,

Best wishes, Ms Walsh and ALL the staff at Piercestown N.S.

p.s. One final blog will go up by the end of today with a selection of activites and links if anyone needs ideas over the holidays! But remember, you have ALL (parents especially!) been working extremely hard in these unprecedented times, so take a good break, it will be back to the daily routine of ‘school work’ before we know it!

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