Easter 2013 will fall on March 31, 2013, which happens to be the first time Easter has fallen within the month of March since 2008.
The date of the Easter holiday was decreed by the First Council of Nicaea in 325 AD to occur on the first Sunday after the full moon following the March equinox, which is always March 20. Since the date of this first Sunday varies depending on each year’s changing full moon dates, Easter may occur on any Sunday between March 22 and April 25.
A calendar of 2013 would not only note the date of Easter, but also provide a great learning tool for children, since the moon cycles should also be included as they occur on each date.
Kids often get excited not only about the visit of the Easter bunny to their home, but Easter also brings a break from school! The length of Easter break — also known as Spring Break — varies depending on the school, but students may always look forward to a free Easter weekend before the Sunday holiday.
While the kids are home on break, they may go a bit stir crazy, so why not set them up with some fun in-home craft projects? Whip up a super simple paint chip garland, make a pair of bunny mittens, or test your steady hand at painting an egg shell boat for a pom puff chick.
Take a look at a few more fun and simple DIYs that should keep them (and you!) entertained this holiday:
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