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All Change

Everyone has lots of changes in their daily life. Some take a long time and some happen suddenly.

It was early in the morning. It was the beginning of a new day. Mary and Mary were sad as they came to the garden tomb to quietly remember Jesus.

Painting of the angel in the tomb But far from being quiet, something extraordinary happened. The earth rumbled, the stone rolled away and a bright angel told to them Jesus was risen.

Their fear and sadness changed to joy.

As Mary and Mary ran to tell the others, they knew everything had changed.

What does Easter change for you?

Earth Day

Earth from space Our planet is a wonderful place, but sometimes, we are not so caring about the environment as we should be.

Earth Day is an international day to think about where we all live. It's important for everyone to have clean air and clean water. It's important to protect plants and animals especially those which are endangered.

The 2020 theme is around climate change.

If we change something - like not using plastic straws, we can help be the change.

A Garden City

Are there trees and grass in the street where you live?

100 years ago the first people moved into Welwyn Garden City. It was a little bit town and a little bit country and surrounded by countryside.

Cul-de-sac in Welwyn Garden City

Roads had wide grassy spaces and nearly 19,000 trees were planted.

It helped change the way new towns were planned.

A whole year of celebration is planned with illuminations, planting bulbs, a 20.20km walk, and including all those fully grown trees!

Chick emerging from egg Why did the Easter egg hide?

It was a little chicken!

Knock, knock

Who's there?


Decorated egg Arthur who?

Arthur any more Easter eggs to decorate?

Happy Easter
Happy Easter
Look Out

Look out for our monthly Art Extravaganza.

Each month we challenge you to create an art work about a Bible story. It could be a painting, a drawing, a collage, or even a sculpture. It can be as big or small as you like. You could even try giant art using your patio or lawn as the canvas.

Blank canvas

Don't forget to take a photo to send the image to us at take 5

This month's theme is Easter.


The Hubble telescope was launched into space thirty years ago. It was made so it could be repaired and updated with new technology.

The Hubble space telescope

Telescopes on earth look at space through the haze of the atmosphere and much of space is hidden. The view from orbiting above the earth is much clearer.

With over 1.4 million observations and many pictures, Hubble has changed what we know about the universe and our place in it.

A picture taken by the Hubble space telescope Have you seen a Hubble space photo? They are amazing!

Spot the difference

Someone has made five changes to the Easter Tree - can you find them?

Easter tree before


Easter tree after

Answers below.

Easter Tree

From Palm branches to the cross and Easter garden, trees play their part in the Easter story. Here's an idea for an Easter decoration changing twigs into a celebration.

What you need

What you need for Easter Tree
  • felt pens or paint and brush
  • card
  • scissors
  • collage materials
  • glue
  • wool, cotton or ribbon
  • sticky tape
  • pencil

1 Also needed

Also needed
  • long twigs
  • jam jar


Easter Tree step 2

Decorate your jar gluing on tissue paper.

Place the twigs in the jar with some water.

Tip: be careful not to wet the tissue when filling up the jar.


Easter Tree step 3

Draw a row of Easter egg shapes on the card about 8cm high.

Cut out.


Easter Tree step 4

Get to work colouring, decorating with collage bits or painting.

Make each design different - maybe make an Easter scene or a chick or lamb or rabbit


Easter Tree step 5

When everything is dry attach a loop of ribbon or cotton to the back of the egg with sticky tape

Tip: Decorate the back too!


Easter Tree step 6

Hang on the twigs.

Place on a table and enjoy.

Spot the difference answers

Easter tree after

There are five differences

  • Jar is not decorated
  • Egg with sheep missing
  • Swapped eggs with butterfly and stripes
  • Another twig added
  • Egg with crown turned round
  • Palm cross added

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God Bless from the take 5 team.

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