IT was a special kind of Easter for the tiny tots at the University of the South Pacific's Educare Kindergarten in Suva last week.
The 80-plus class were dressed to impress in their colourful and otherwise comfortable wear to find hidden Easter eggs and goodies around the school compound.
Skipping about in an ever cheerful mood, the children held on to their specially-made decorated baskets to place their treasure in.
Shuffling through nearby bushes and looking closely in between painted tyres, the Easter activities gave parents an opportunity to bond with their little ones.
Says headteacher Litia Tane of the event: "This is not the only event we celebrate — when it's Eid or Ram Naumi, we organise activities in remembrance of those days.
"For Easter, we decorated eggs and wrote the name of each pupil on the egg then hid it for them to find around the school.
"Their parents were invited to help their children with the egg hunt and they also decorated baskets for the kids to put their goodies in."
Mrs Tane said it was an encouraging sight to see parents involved in their children's early education. She said spending time with children was an integral part of their learning and development.
"The children had been practising for the talent quest but because of the weather we've moved it. so they'll do a drama in October," she said.
"They're very excited about it. Our students are not only children of USP lecturers but they're also from outside the USP community."
The activities concluded with refreshments and lunch for parents, guardians and children.