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Eggs for Preschool Easter Activities
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.
Start with fresh, raw eggs.
Prick a small hole in the top (skinnier) part of the egg.
Make a larger hole in the bottom of the egg.
Place the egg over a bowl or the sink.
Put your mouth over the small hole in the top and BLOW (Don't suck in!!).
Rinse egg out with water and let dry.
It is now ready to decorate!
Start with fresh eggs.
Place eggs in the bottom of a large saucepan.
Cover eggs with about an inch of cold water; cover.
Bring water to a boil over medium heat.
Once boiling, remove pan from heat (keep covered).
Let sit for 15 minutes in water, then immediately rinse eggs with cool water.
Painted Easter Eggs:
Use either hard-boiled or blown eggs, as described above.
Paint the eggs beautiful pastel colors, or bright spring colors.
You may have to paint them several times to get a dark enough color.
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:
Start with either hard-boiled or blown eggs.
Follow the directions to mix the dye.
Slowly dip one egg at a time into the dye mixture.
Draw a line around a styrofoam cup, about an inch from the bottom.
On one side of the cup, draw a bunny's head and ears, with the bottom of the head touching the line you drew.
Cut out around the bunny head and up to the line.
Draw a face on the bunny, facing toward the inside of the cup.
Color the middle of the bunny's ears pink.
Tie a bow around the bunny's neck.
Draw paws on front base of the cup, so it looks like the bunny is giving an egg a hug.
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!
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!
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.
Easter Activities Themed Ideas to Transform Your Dramatic Play Area!
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.
Writing Activity Ideas for Your Easter Activities Theme!
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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