Easter Activities Preschool Theme

So many activities so little time!  

Here is an Easter Activities Theme that includes preschool lesson plans, activities and Interest Learning Center ideas for your Preschool Classroom!  

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Easter Activities for Preschoolers

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Eggs for Preschool Easter Activities

Coloring Eggs Easter Activities for an Easter Preschool Theme

Many preschool Easter activities call for decorating eggs -of course!  

There are several ways to prepare them. Hard-boiled eggs are common because they're little to no mess; however, they need to be kept refrigerated and only keep for a week or so.

Blown eggs can be displayed for as long as you'd like, but are more fragile.

Blown Eggs:

  1. Start with fresh, raw eggs.
  2. Prick a small hole in the top (skinnier) part of the egg.
  3. Make a larger hole in the bottom of the egg.
  4. Place the egg over a bowl or the sink.
  5. Put your mouth over the small hole in the top and BLOW (Don't suck in!!).
  6. Rinse egg out with water and let dry.
  7. It is now ready to decorate!

Hard-Boiled Eggs:

  1. Start with fresh eggs.
  2. Place eggs in the bottom of a large saucepan.
  3. Cover eggs with about an inch of cold water; cover.
  4. Bring water to a boil over medium heat. 
  5. Once boiling, remove pan from heat (keep covered).
  6. Let sit for 15 minutes in water, then immediately rinse eggs with cool water.

Painted Easter Eggs:

  1. Use either hard-boiled or blown eggs, as described above.
  2. Paint the eggs beautiful pastel colors, or bright spring colors.
  3. You may have to paint them several times to get a dark enough color.
  4. After the eggs are painted, you can add decorations like glitter or sequins!

Dyed Easter Eggs:

Buy an egg dying kit.  Here are a few of my favorites: 

  1. Start with either hard-boiled or blown eggs.
  2. Follow the directions to mix the dye.
  3. Slowly dip one egg at a time into the dye mixture.
  4. Let dry.
  5. Use the dyed eggs for an Easter egg hunt or to display!

Tissue Paper Eggs:

  1. Have various colors of tissue paper available for children to use.
  2. Children can either tear paper or cut into square shapes.
  3. Have children cut out 2 egg shapes out of contact paper, using an egg template.
  4. Place the tissue paper pieces on the sticky side of one piece of the contact paper.
  5. Place the other piece of contact paper sticky side down, with the tissue paper in between.
  6. Punch a hole in the top of the egg and tie a piece of yarn through the top to hang.
  7. These look really cute as part of an Easter bulletin board!

Easter Egg Holder:

  1. Draw a line around a Styrofoam cup, about an inch from the bottom.
  2. On one side of the cup, draw a bunny's head and ears, with the bottom of the head touching the line you drew.
  3. Cut out around the bunny head and up to the line.
  4. Draw a face on the bunny, facing toward the inside of the cup.
  5. Color the middle of the bunny's ears pink.
  6. Tie a bow around the bunny's neck.
  7. Draw paws on front base of the cup, so it looks like the bunny is giving an egg a hug.
  8. Place your favorite Easter egg inside the bunny cup for all to see!

Bunny Bag Puppet

Materials needed:  paper lunch bags (white or brown), pink and black mini pom poms (noses), googley eyes, ear shaped stencils (the children trace and cut out--or you can precut ears), large white pom pom for the tail.

The children glue the items onto their bag to make puppets.  

Provide crayons for the children to color their bunnies (we've had children add shoes, feet, shirts, etc.!).

Pastel Sand Collage

Materials needed:  colored sand, glue, card stock

The children brush glue on their paper.

They sprinkle different colors of sand for a beautiful Easter colored collage.

We have used salt and pepper shakers for the sand.

Your Own Sand!

Colored sand can be expensive.  You can make your own!  Have the children help do this as an activity!

Place table salt in a paper plate.  Rub sidewalk chalk back and forth over the salt and it will color it!

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Easter Activities Themed Block Center Ideas

Egg Towers

You KNOW you have a ton of colored, plastic eggs!  Take them apart and place them in your block area. Encourage the kids to see how tall they can stack them!

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Easter Activities Themed Circle Time Ideas

Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your theme!

Easter Bunny Finger Puppets:

  1. Trace your finger (or your child's) onto a piece of white felt folded in two.
  2. Cut out the shapes and glue along the edges (not along the bottom, though).
  3. Glue a cotton ball onto the back for the tail.
  4. Make a head out of the felt - a circle for the head and oval shapes for the ears.
  5. Glue the ears to the head, and then the head to the body.
  6. Use markers or colored beads/sequins to color the inside of the ears pink and to make the eyes, nose, mouth, and whiskers.
  7. Glue beads, sequins, or buttons to decorate the bunny's body.

Did You Ever See a Rabbit?
  sung to Did You Ever See a Lassie?

Did you ever see a rabbit, a rabbit, a rabbit.

Did you ever see a rabbit on Easter morn?

He hops around so quickly..

And hides all the eggs.

Did you ever see a rabbit on Easter morn?

My Rabbit

My rabbit has two big ears (hold up middle and index fingers)

And a funny little nose (pinch other three fingers together to make nose)

He likes to eat carrots (move thum away from other to fingers to make eating motion)

And hopes where ever he goes (move hand up and down).

Bunny Felt Story

Make 5 bunny shapes out of felt and decorate as they should be based on the following poem.  Place pieces on board as you tell it or have children help place them.

This little bunny has two pink eyes.

This little bunny is very wise.

This little bunny is soft as silk.

This little bunny is white as milk.

This little bunny eats away

On lettuce and carrots each and every day!

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Snack Recipe Ideas to Cook Up for Your Easter Activities Theme!

Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!

Bunny Snacks

Bunnies LOVE veggies!  Provide carrots, celery and lettuce with ranch dressing.  Have the children help you to rinse and cut (with a plastic knife) the veggies.

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Easter Activities Themed Ideas to Transform Your Dramatic Play Area!

Pet Store

Most preschoolers think they want a bunny for a pet at this time of year.  Just some information for you:  Humane Societies are inundated with surrendered bunnies at this time of year because families realize how much work they are or are given a rabbit by a well meaning family member.  

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Easter Activities Themed Ideas for Your Easel--
More Than Just Painting (Although that is always THE favorite in our classroom!)

Whose Ears?

Try pre-taping bunny ears on the paper at the easel and let the children paint the rest of it!

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Easter Activities Themed Large Group Games to Help Your Preschoolers Build Their Muscles While They Have Fun Together!

Bunny Hokey Pokey

Do the Hokey Pokey but use rabbit terms!

Put your right ear in....

Put your cotton tail in...

We hop our whole selves in...

...We do the bunny pokey and we hop ourselves around

Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt

I saw a picture of this on Pinterest--wicked awesome!

Place glow sticks in plastic eggs.

Hide them in a semi dark space.

They are so cool to look for and glow through the plastic!

Egg Toss

No, not with real eggs...though--go for it if you feel brave!

Provide large baskets (laundry baskets or bins or boxes).

The children try to toss the eggs into the basket from a short distance.

VARIATION:  Provide colored bins and the children toss the correct colored egg into the matching bin.

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Easter Activities Ideas for Your Library Area

Book Suggestions for the Library

(I LOVE Amazon, and some of the links below will take you to the Amazon website.  If you do choose to purchase yours through Amazon, they do send me a few cents--which supports my coffee habit! )

Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman

Bunny Trouble by Hans Wihelm

Chickens Aren't the Only Ones by Ruth Heller

The Easter Bunny That Overslept by Priscilla Fredrich

The Easter Egg Farm by Mary Jane Auch

Easter Parade by Eileen Curran

Max's Chocolate Chicken (Max and Ruby) by Rosemary Wells

The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown

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Easter Activities Themed Activities to Help Your Preschoolers Develop Their Math Skills and Those Small Muscles in Their Hands!

Holiday Puzzles

Provide different themed shapes:  rabbits, eggs, chicks, etc.

The children paint them with watercolor paint.

When dried, laminate and then cut into pieces for the children to use!

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Easter Activities Themed Music and Movement Activities and Ideas To Get Your Preschoolers Movin' and Groovin'!

Peter Cottontail Song

This is a great traditional song that does get stuck in your head!

Here comes Peter Cottontail.

Hopping down the bunny trail.

Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way!

Hop around while singing once the kids know the song!

The Rabbit
  sung to London Bridge

Rabbit's fur is soft and white, soft and white, soft and white

Rabbit's fur is soft and white.  What a pretty site!

His ears flop so high and low, high and low, high and low.

His ears flop so high and low...what him go!

Hap Palmer

He has CDs for just about everything! Check out his Holiday Songs and Rhythms CD.

Easter Activities Theme Parade Time!

Every theme should have a musical instrument parade!  Perhaps the kids can wear hats for a hat parade!

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Easter Activities for Your Sand and Water Table

Sand Box!

Put sand, eggs and craft sticks or an indoor egg hunt in the sand box!

Bunny Tails Math for an Easter Activities Preschool Theme

Bunny Tails....Kind of!

Place lots and lots of pom poms and cotton balls...all colors and sizes; tweezers, spoons and cups.

The children will need no direction!  Some will just feel them, squish them, toss them.  Some will sort by color, count, etc.

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Easter Activities Science Ideas--For Your Preschool Scientists in Training!

Egg Sucker!

Materials needed:  glass bottle with a neck that is smaller than an egg; hard boiled egg, HOT water or ICE COLD water.

Place egg on neck of bottle (narrower end of egg should rest in bottle neck but not fit through).

Run bottle under VERY HOT water or immerse in ICE COLD WATER.

Watch and wait!  As the air in the bottle and around the bottle change, it creates pressure that will suck the egg right into the bottle!

Try this at home so that you know you have the correct sized bottle and the correct temperature of water.

It is very cool!

Pastel Chalk Art for an Easter Activities Preschool Theme

Pastel Chalk

Materials needed:  Colored sidewalk chalk, paper, water

Dip chalk into water and draw on paper or on the ground outside.

When drawing on paper, the texture is very smooth and the colors bold.  The colors lighten as it dries.

A favorite of ours all year long!

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Writing Activity Ideas for Your Easter Activities Theme!

Bunny Ears

Materials needed for this Easter Activities theme idea:  bunny ear stencils (made out of manilla folders or cardboard); crayons, scissors, tape, strips of paper that are long enough to fit around children's heads

Place bunny ear stencils and crayons at the table.

The children cut them out and tape to the headband.

They also print their name and decorate the headband.

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Miscellaneous Ideas for Your Easter Activities Theme!

Pet Shop Visit

Visit a Pet Store or invite someone to come to your class with a pet that goes along with your Easter Activities theme!

A Christian Easter Theme

CLICK HERE to go to my Christian Easter Theme page!

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