Easter is coming, but it isn't all about the chocolate. Let's not forget the kids are off school again this April, and they will need entertaining for two whole weeks.
Visit Australia's newest exhibition building; The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E), and take the children on a fact-finding mission to learn about Easter traditions from all around the world.
The M.A.D.E Easter School Holiday Program includes:
Balloon Eggs and Egg Games
Encourage your kids to make a colourful, squeezy balloon egg that will be used in M.A.D.E's Easter egg games. There will be fun competitions to participate in including the old favourite egg and spoon race, egg rolling and egg tapping, based on traditions from the 'olden-days'.
Take your kids into the craft room to enjoy some school holiday crafting, origami style. A few folds and your children will be creating a 3D standing Easter bunny out of paper to take home. Easter Storytime
Make the most of M.A.D.E's giant cushions and beanbags to relax and hear the adventures of 'The Smallest Bilby' written by award-winning author Nette Hilton. The story will appear on M.A.D.E's big, digital screen so everyone gets a great view.
Storytime is held at 11am and 2pm daily.
This April, M.A.D.E will present an Easter themed discovery worksheet to all visiting children. Your kids will need to hunt out egg markers throughout the exhibition, and decode the clues in which children will learn the unusual ways people celebrate Easter around the world.
M.A.D.E is dedicated to democracy, located on the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade uprising in Ballarat. The exhibitions seen at M.A.D.E are interactive and immersive, exploring the evolution of democracy and how it has shaped cultures and countries around the world.