The Easter Party was fantastic. I wish you could have been there. I had a really good turn out of students and some great help from the other foreign teachers on campus. My good friends Kristen, Andrew and Angela helped cook food and hide Easter eggs as well as with crowd control.
I had a couple games and activities for the kids, including going on an Easter Egg hunt outside, coloring and decorating their own Easter Egg, and a Campus-wide Scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt was especially fun because it took most of them over an hour. Since it was a Photo-Scavenger hunt, they had to use their phones to take pictures of each item, with hilarious results.
Here is the list of things they had to take a picture of:
- A single banana, signed by the fruit seller
- the inside of an elevator
- a Chinese flag
- three people standing next to a security guard
- a taxi driver making a “peace sign”
- a foreigner making a funny face
- a cup of 珍珠奶茶 （bubble tea)
- the 570 bus
- a hamster, gerbil, turtle, or rabbit
- a human pyramid
- a set of dumbbells
- a guy reading an English novel in the Library
- a white cat or dog
- a photocopy of your student ID
- a man with one red toenail
Of course, none of my students had ever gone to an Easter Party before, so I think they had a lot of fun. At the end of the night, we all sat in a circle “Reading Group” style and each took a couple verses to read the original Easter story from the book of Mark. I had a short Q&A session with them and answered questions like:
- Where did Easter come from?
- Is it a Christian holiday?
- Why do you have eggs at Easter?
- What’s the difference between Christmas and Easter?
I looked on QQ (a website similar to facebook) this morning and some of my students have already posted pictures of the party last night. I have never seen such big smiles on their faces for doing something as simple as dyeing an egg. Everyone gave me a big hug when they left and thanked me for having them over.
As always, I think of you often and look forward to seeing you all this summer.
Love and hugs,