Easter preschool lesson plans
Easter themed preschool lesson plans. Arts and crafts, games, math, science, group time activities, songs and snack ideas.

Easter Art Projects


Eggshell collage
Use food coloring to color crushed eggshells. Use a few different colors. (You can use eggshells from eggs you have used. There is no need to hard boil these egg shells.) Let your child glue the eggshells to a piece a paper, after the dye has dried.

Pink or Yellow Shaving Cream Art 
Add a few drops of red or yellow paint to shaving cream. Have the children use this to paint with. Not mixing the paint in will give it a special look.

Egg People 
Give the children a piece of white paper, and a pastel egg shape. Have the children glue the egg shape onto the paper, and then draw a body as if the egg was a head.

Cotton Bunnies
Let your child glue cotton balls to a piece of paper in the form of a bunny.

Cotton Ball Eggs
Let your child glue different colored cotton balls onto a piece of egg shaped paper.

Easter Basket
Children cut out two identical Easter basket shapes and about three different colored eggs. The grass in the picture can be made with green construction paper and store bought Easter grass. Children can glue the eggs and grass to the basket, then staple the two basket pieces together.



Easter Egg and Chick
Children cut out an egg and a chick shape. The student can then cut the egg in half as shown and glue their chick onto the bottom half of the egg. The teacher can use a brad to connect the two piece of egg.



Humpty Dumpty
The picture says it all.



Flower Punch Collage
We used a flower punch to make many different colored flowers for the children to glue to different colors of construction paper. We punched wall paper and construction paper.

Duckies
Trace a duck shape on a piece of paper and have children glue on different colored feathers onto the duck.

Baby Lambs
Cut out Lamb out of white construction paper. Let your child glue cotton balls onto the paper.

Sponge Print
You can find already shaped sponges at most art and craft stores or you can make your own. Obtain sponges shaped as lambs, bunnies or ducks. Have your child dip the sponges into paint and press on a piece of paper to create an Easter scene.

Baby Chicks 
Give each child one egg cup cut from an egg carton and two yellow cotton balls. Have your child glue their cotton balls in their egg cups, one on top of the other. Then let them add an orange construction paper beak, and black construction paper eyes.

Bunny Headbands
Measure your child's head, and cut a piece of construction paper long enough to create a headband. Glue the paper together so the headband fits snugly on your child's head but is loose enough to take off easily. Cut from gray paper two ears, and then pink paper for the "inner" ear. Let your child help you glue the pink ear to the gray ear. It's okay if it's a little off, it's art! Then, either staple or glue the ears to the headband. Have fun, and encourage your child to act like a bunny. Have them hop around, and eat carrots for a snack!

Clothespin Bunnies:
Materials needed:
Old fashion style wooden clothes pin (The one piece style)
Paint (white, pink or light brown tempera)
Googly eyes
Have the children paint the clothes pin. After the paint is dry, Have the children add the eyes to the pin. The pin will be upside down, so that the bunny will have ears.

Easter Eggs
Have the children cut out oval shapes from various colors of construction paper. They may decorate these with paint, markers, glitter, stickers, or any other materials that you wish to provide.

Easter Eggs 2
Children cut out an egg shape, then glue piece of paper onto the egg.



Easter Eggs 2
The children can splat paint onto a piece of paper. Then after the paint has dried, the children can cut out an egg shape from the paper. 



Ducks
Cut out duck shapes for the children and have them glue feathers onto the duck.

Sun Catcher Easter Eggs
Supply each child with an egg-shaped piece of contact paper and many tissue paper squares of different colors. Have the children place the squares on the contact paper. Then trim the egg and hang it in a window.

Tie Died Easter Eggs
Supply each child with a white construction paper egg and many pieces of tissue paper that will bleed when wet. Have the child place the tissue paper on the egg, then have them paint the paper with water, just enough to get it wet with no standing water. Then allow to dry. When dry remove the paper.

Wonderful Eggs
Inflate a small balloon for each child. Have the child glue tissue paper to the outside of the balloon. There should be at least two complete layers with no gaps. Allow to dry by hanging the balloons up by the tied knot. When dry, cut a slit in the balloon and remove the balloon, leaving a beautiful tissue paper egg. You may fill the balloon with a special gift for mom and dad (be sure it isn't too heavy) or use them for decoration.

Easy Basket
Supply each child with a Styrofoam cup and markers and stickers to decorate it with. Poke a pipe cleaner into the sides for a handle, add grass and candy or stickers inside the cup.

Egg Necklaces
Have the children cut out egg shapes from construction paper. Then, have them use a hole punch to make a hole, so they can thread them onto a piece of yarn.

Egg Rubbings
Cut egg shapes from paper doilies or sandpaper. Tape these eggs to the table. Have the children place a piece of thin white paper over the eggs and rub a crayon over the egg.

Shaving Cream Art 
Add a drop of food coloring to a baseball sized pile of shaving cream. Mix this with a paint brush. Have the children be very careful, and use smocks because the food coloring will stain their clothing and hands. Have the children paint the shaving cream on a white piece of paper that is shaped like an egg.

Potato Prints (looks like easter egg prints)
Cut a large potato in half from the top to bottom, so it's a really long oval. Supply the children with the potato half, different colored paints, and paper. Have the children dip the potatoes in the paint and press them firmly onto the paper. If the potatoes are not cut evenly, the shape will not appear clearly.

Egg Roll
Place a piece of paper in a deep pan with a hard-boiled egg and a little paint (two or three different colors). Have the children carefully roll their egg around. The end product is a decorated egg and a cool picture.

Fingerprint Easter Eggs
Have the children draw a spring scene, or cut pictures out of a magazine to create a collage. Then have the children "hide" their easter eggs in the picture by placing their fingerprints in different places on the picture. Use a child safe non-toxic ink pad for the children to make their fingerprints with.

Cookie Cutter Painting
Put a small amount of tempera paint in a large shallow container. (A pie tin works well) Show your child how to dip the cookie cutter in the paint and press onto a piece of paper to create a print. You can make Easter pictures or greeting cards by using Easter cookie cutters, and colored paper.

Sticker Art
For a very simple art project, supply the children with a piece of paper and stickers. For younger children this provides an excellent fine motor activity.

Bunny Puppets
Supply each child with a paper lunch bag, pink paper, googly eyes, a black marker and pipe cleaners. Have the children cut the pink paper into ear shapes and glue onto the bottom of the bag. Use the pipe cleaners for whiskers and eyes for uhhh eyes and draw on the mouth and nose.

Torn Paper Eggs
Draw an egg shape on a piece of white paper. Have the children tear small pieces of paper and glue them inside the egg shape.

Egg Necklaces 
Supply the children with egg-shaped stencils. Have the children cut out egg shapes from construction paper. Then, have them use a hole punch to make a hole, so they can thread them onto a piece of yarn.

Pastel Noodle Necklaces
Supply the children with pasta noodles that have been dyed pastel colors and yarn. Have the children thread the noodles onto the yarn to make a necklace.

Bunny Necklaces 
Cut out bunny shapes from construction paper. Then, have them use a hole punch to make a hole, so they can thread them onto a piece of yarn.

Egg Spray Paint Art:
Obtain a few clean spray bottles. Add water and a little bit of liquid or powdered tempera. Then, place a large piece of egg-shaped paper on an easel, and have the children spray the colored water onto the egg-shaped paper.

Kool Aid Art
Sprinkle a little dry kool aid mix onto a piece of paper. Have your child spray water from a spray bottle onto egg-shaped paper. For added adventure, you may choose to take your children out into the rain with a piece of paper that has kool-aid on it.

Egg-Shaped Balloon Prints
In a pie tin, place three to five teaspoon sized portions of different colored pastel tempera paint evenly spaced about the area. Inflate a small balloon to a size which will easily fit in the palm of your child's hand. Show your child how to "dip" the balloon in the paint and press firmly onto a piece of paper. Let your child mix the colors, or use one color at a time. This is messy, but the results are wonderful.

Playdoh Eggs
Supply the children with playdoh and have them make Easter egg shapes. Or supply the children with Easter themed cookie cutters.

Easter Songs

Little Bunny Foo-Foo
Little Bunny Foo-Foo, (hold up two fingers)
Hopping through the forest, (bounce your hand up and down)
Picking up the field mice, (make a grabbing motion)
And bopping them on the head, (hold your fist, and hit your fist with your palm)
[spoken] Down came the fairy godmother, (symbol rain coming down)
[spoken] And SHE SAID:
Little Bunny Foo-Foo, (hold up one finger "no-no" motion)
I don't want to see you, (same as above)
Picking up the field mice, (make a grabbing motion)
And bopping them on the head, (hold your fist, and hit your fist with your palm)
[spoken] I'll give you three more chances, and then I will turn you into a goon!!!

(sing again last line two more chances, then one more chance, then sing the following

Little Bunny Foo-Foo, (hold up two fingers)
Hopping through the forest, (bounce your hand up and down)
Picking up the field mice, (make a grabbing motion)
And bopping them on the head, (hold your fist, and hit your fist with your palm)
[spoken] Down came the fairy godmother, (symbol rain coming down)
[spoken] And SHE SAID:
Little Bunny Foo-Foo, (hold up one finger "no-no" motion)
I didn't want to see you, (same as above)
Picking up the field mice, (make a grabbing motion)
And bopping them on the head, (hold your fist, and hit your fist with your palm)
[spoken] I gave you three chances, now I will turn you into a goon!!!
[spoken] And poof, she turned him into a goon

He'll be hopping down the trail
Sung to "She'll be coming around the mountain"
He'll be hopping down the trail when he comes,
He'll be hopping down the trail when he comes,
He'll be hopping down the trail,
He'll be hopping down the trail,
He'll be hopping down the trail when he comes.

He'll be bringing lots of candy when he comes,
He'll be bringing lots of candy when he comes,
He'll be bringing lots of candy,
He'll be bringing lots of candy,
He'll be bringing lots of candy when he comes.

He'll be bringing me a basket when he comes,
He'll be bringing me a basket when he comes,
He'll be bringing me a basket,
He'll be bringing me a basket,
He'll be bringing me a basket when he comes.

Peter Cottontail
Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hopping down the bunny trail
Hippidy, Hoppity,
Easter's on its way!!!

Five little Ducks 
Five little ducks, went out to play (hold up five fingers)
over the hills, and far away, (hold hand to eyebrows)
When the mother duck went "Quack Quack Quack"
(motion "quack" with your hand)
Four little Ducks came waddling back.
(make wings with arms and move elbows up and down)
Continue to count down until there are no little ducks then sing:
No little ducks went out to play,
Over the hills and far away,
When the mother duck went "QUACK, QUACK, QUACK,"
Five little ducks came waddling back.

Six little ducks
Six little ducks
That I once knew
Fat ones, skinny ones,
Fair ones, too
But the one little duck
With the feather on his back
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Down to the river
They would go
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble,
To and fro
But the one little duck
With the feather on his back
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Back from the river
They would come
Wibble, wobble, wibble, wobble,
Ho, hum, hum
But the one little duck
With the feather on his back
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack

Quack, quack, quack,
Quack, quack, quack
He led the others
With a quack, quack, quack


Play "Who stole the Egg?"
Class: Who stole the egg from the Easter Basket?
Teacher: (Ann) stole the egg from the Easter Basket?
Ann: Who me?
Class: Yes you!
Ann: Couldn't be!
Class: Then who?
Ann: (Tommy) stole the egg from the Easter Basket?
Tommy: Who me?
Class: Yes you!
Tommy: Couldn't be!
Class: Then who? [Repeat]


Ten Little Bunnies
sung to Ten little Indians
One little, two little, three little bunnies,
Four little, five little, six little bunnies,
Seven little, eight little, nine little bunnies,
Ten little bunnies on Easter Day.

Ten Little Ducklings
sung to Ten little Indians
One little, two little, three little ducklings,
Four little, five little, six little ducklings,
Seven little, eight little, nine little ducklings,
Ten little ducklings on Easter Day.

Ten Little Easter Eggs
sung to Ten little Indians
One little, two little, three little Easter eggs,
Four little, five little, six little Easter eggs,
Seven little, eight little, nine little Easter eggs,
Ten little eggs in my basket.

Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny
Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny,
Turn around.
Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny,
Touch the ground.
Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny,
Shine your shoes.
Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny, Skidoo.

Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny,
Go upstairs.
Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny,
Say your prayers.
Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny,
Turn out the light.
Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny,
Say good night.

Five Bunnies in a Bed
by chicky http://www.123child.com
Sung to "Five Bears in a Bed"
Five Bunnies in a Bed and the little one said
"I'm smushed, roll over"
So they all rolled over and one fell out
Four Bunnies in a Bed and the little one said
"I'm smushed, roll over"
So they all rolled over and one fell out
Three Bunnies in a Bed and the little one said
"I'm smushed, roll over"
So they all rolled over and one fell out
Two Bunnies in a Bed and the little one said
"I'm smushed, roll over"
So they all rolled over and one fell out
One Bunny in a Bed and the little one said
"Good Night!"

Games, Science and Math

Cooking Eggs
Let your child help you prepare scrambled eggs, or make an egg sandwich. For scrambled eggs, your child can mix the eggs and milk together, and you should cook them. But if you have a microwave, the egg sandwich works better. To make an egg sandwich, take one egg, put it in a clean dish, a clean cream cheese container works well, because it is round. Have your child scramble the egg and place a piece of cheese on top. Place the container in the microwave, and place a lid on top, or a paper towel, but make sure that the cover is NOT air tight. Cook for about 40 seconds, check to see if it is cooked all the way through, cook a little more if needed. Then toast an English muffin, or bread, and butter. Put the egg and cheese on the bread or muffin and serve. My son loves to push the buttons on the microwave, and set the toaster, but these things
should only be done under close adult supervision.

Jelly Bean Color Match
To Prepare: You will need jelly beans and a clean egg carton. Color the bottom of one row in the carton various color that match the colors of the jelly beans you are using, i.e. red, purple.
To Play: The children sort the jelly beans into the appropriate hole.
View an image of a variation of this project





Vinegar and Eggs
Well we probably all have seen this at one time or another. Place a hard-boiled egg in a cup of vinegar, and see what happens. It bubbles. After one day, take out the egg, wipe it off with a paper towel and feel the egg. Ask your child questions about what you see and feel.

Carnations
Obtain a white carnation. Fill a clear vase or jar half with water. Ask your child which color he/she would like to make the carnation, and add food coloring in the vase to that color (Make the color dark). Color mixing is a good science lesson. Then put the carnation in the water. What happens after a few days?

Duck Pond
There is a commercial game out on the market that teaches children about colors using the classic duck pond game. Try out this game.

Duck Pond 2
Obtain ten plastic ducks that will float in water. Depending on the skill you would like to work on laminate five numbers, colors or letters to the bottom of ten ducks, so there are two matching ducks. Place the ducks in the water table or a dishpan with water. Have the children pick a duck and ask them what color, letter or number they got.

Duck Pond Concentration Game
Use the ducks from the above activity. Place the ducks in the water table or a dishpan with water. Have the children pick a duck. The child will keep the first duck and try to find its match. Played like concentration.

Easter Egg Match-Up
Collect different colored plastic eggs. Take the eggs apart and have your child find two egg halves of the same color and put them together.

Easter Egg Sort
Have the children sort the eggs by size or color.

Basket Game
Supply the children with five baskets and easter eggs. Place a piece of paper with a number on it in each basket and instruct the children to place that many eggs in the basket. If the basket says "5" place five eggs in the basket.

Lacing Cards
Cut colored poster board into a an Easter shape (egg, bunny, duck) and punch holes around the edges. Then let your child lace yarn or a shoestring into the cards.

Stamping Patterns
Use Easter Theme rubber stamps to create a simple pattern on the top half of a piece of paper. Ask your child to help you recreate the pattern on the bottom half of the paper. Tip: Start with one stamp, and have your child pick which stamp you used. Start slowly and work your way up to more complicated patterns.

Easter Egg Balance
Supply the children with plastic eggs and a balance to play with.

Chick Sequence Cards
Make simple sequence cards for your child. Draw the different stages of a chick hatching from an egg. Draw an egg in its nest, an egg cracking, a chick partly out of the egg, and a chick that is completely hatched.

Easter Match Up 
There are many ways to set this up depending on the skill level or the particular skill you wish to work on. Try these different set ups:

Cut out egg shapes (or ducks, bunnies) from different colors of paper. Give each child one egg. Ask the children to find one person with the same color egg.

Cut out egg shapes from different colors of paper. Cut the egg in half using a puzzle type cut, like zig zag or interlocking pieces. Give each child one half of an egg, and ask them to find the person with the other half. Or, give the children two pieces and have the children make a circle, with one child that has one match on one side and the other match on the other side. You may end up with two or more circles depending on how the egg pieces are distributed.

Cut Easter shapes (eggs, ducks or bunnies) from one color of paper. Label one set of shapes with numbers, i.e. if you have 20 children, label the shapes with the numbers one to ten. The other half, draw one dot on one, two on another, and so on until ten. Give each child one shape and have them find the child with their match.

Cut the shapes from one color of paper. Place matching stickers on two shapes. Give each child one shape and have them find the child with their match.

Cut the egg shapes from one color of paper. Cut the egg in half using a puzzle type cut, like zig zag or interlocking pieces. Place matching stickers on each half of an egg. Give each child one egg half and have them find the child with their match.

Place matching Easter stickers on separate index cards. Give each child a card and ask them to find the child with their match.

Try all the above, but in a file folder format. Glue one part of the egg to the file folder and laminate it's match.

Easter Fishing Game
Tie 3 feet of string to a wooden spoon. Attach a magnet to the end of the string. Cut and laminate many different colored, and Easter Shapes (eggs ducks and bunnies) from construction paper (not too big though). Attach a paper clip to each shape. Spread the shapes on the floor and let your child try to catch the shapes. Have them try to catch the red shape, or the biggest shape. For a twist, label the shapes with letters or numbers. Ask the children to catch a specific shape, or ask them which shape they caught.

Easter Shaped Games 
The following games require you to cut out many different Easter shapes from construction paper. You may choose to laminate these shapes so they last longer.

Easter Shape Sizing
Cut out many different sized Easter shapes. Ask the children to line up the Easter shapes from largest to smallest.

Easter Shape Numbers
Cut out ten Easter shapes. Number them one to ten. Ask the children to line up the Easter shapes from one to ten.

Easter Egg Numbers
Teacher cuts out many different colored Easter Egg shapes. On one side the teacher writes a number one through ten. On the other side the teacher draws pictures to represent the number (or places that many stickers) on the other side.



Easter Shapes Colors 
Ask the children to sort the Easter shapes by color.

Easter Shapes Sort
Ask the children to sort the Easter shapes by size.

Easter Shapes
Cut out many different Easter Shapes. Ducks, bunnies and eggs. Ask the children to sort the shapes into three piles, ducks, bunnies and eggs.

What is in the Egg?
Place different objects inside plastic eggs. Have the children shake the eggs and try to guess what is inside. Open up the eggs.

Mystery Egg
Send a large plastic easter egg home with a child. Send a letter with the egg similar to this:
Dear parents:
This month we are going to be playing a game called "Mystery Egg" every day. I am sending the egg home with your child. Please help your child find something to place inside the egg and return it tomorrow with three clues written on a piece of paper. The children will try to guess what it is and the first person to guess correctly will take home the egg.

Group Time Games

Egg Hop
Cut out large egg shapes from colored paper. Laminate them and cut them out. Place them on the floor and ask the children to hop from one egg to another. These may also be used at seat markers for group time.

Bunny Hop Parade
Have the children make bunny headbands. See art activities! Have each child wear their bunny ears and hop around the center in a Bunny Hop Parade.

Footprint Fun
Cut out large bunny or duck foot prints shapes from colored paper. Laminate them and cut them out. Place them on the floor for the children to follow.

Where is your Egg?
Played like "Doggie Doggie where's your bone?" Have one child sit in the middle of the circle, and hide their eyes. Give another child an egg to hide behind their back. Have all the other children put their hands behind their back. Chant the following song:
Bunny, Bunny,
Your egg you can't find
Somebody has it,
check behind,
The child in the middle gets three guesses. Then the child
who had the egg goes into the middle.

What time is it Easter Bunny?
This is a fun game to play outside. You can change the name to suit any theme. The children all line up against a wall or fence. And one child, (Easter Bunny) or the teacher faces away from the children, a good distance away from the children. The children yell, what time is it "Easter Bunny," Easter Bunny answers one o'clock, and the children all take one step toward Easter Bunny. The children yell again, what time is it "Easter Bunny," Easter Bunny answers (fill in the blank) o'clock, and the children all take same number of steps toward Easter Bunny. This continues until all the children are very close to Easter Bunny then Easter Bunny will answer it's midnight, and Easter Bunny chases the children back to the fence or wall that they started at. The first person Easter Bunny touches will be the new Easter Bunny.

Egg Toss
Supply the children with plastic eggs and an easter basket. Place a piece of masking tape on the floor for a throw line. The distance from the basket to the line should vary with abilities. Have the children throw the eggs into the basket.

Bunny Bowling
Obtain 10 half gallon milk cartons, or 2 liter bottles. Fill the bottles about 1/8 full with water and seal the lid. Then, decorate the bottles like bunnies, adding construction paper ears, and use permanent markers for the eyes and nose. Set the bottles up like they were bowling pins and have the children roll a ball to try to knock them over. If they don't knock over easily, remove some of the water.

Bunny Hop Race
Have the children race by hopping like bunnies.

Duck Waddle Race
Have the children grasp their ankles and have a duck waddle race.

Jelly Bean Jar
For older children. Fill a small jar with jelly beans. Ask each child to guess how many jelly beans are in the jar. For younger children, limit the number of beans to less than ten. Record each child's guess. Count the jelly beans.

Jelly Bean Jar for School Agers
Provide three identical jars with pre-counted jelly beans of 20, 30, and 40. Label these jars 20, 30 and 40. Place 20 to 40 jelly beans in a fourth identical jar. Allow the children to examine all four jars before they guess. Record the children's approximations. Count the jelly beans.

Bunny May I?
Played just like Mother May I? The child and parent stand at opposite sides of a room. The child asks if he/she may: take so may step forward. i.e. "Mother may I Please take three baby steps forward?" the answer would be either, "Yes you may," or "No, you may not." The child wins when they reach you. Encourage the use of descriptive words, such as little, big, huge, tiny, and giant. You can also play this with a group of children. The winner would be the one who reaches you first.

Duck, Duck, Bunny!!!
Played like "Duck, Duck, Goose" except the children will hop around the circle, and say "Bunny" instead of "Goose."

Egg Hunt
Ummm Yeah!!! Hide plastic eggs, and uhhh, have your child hunt for them. Yeah, that's how you do it. Lol. Add a twist, put coins in the eggs (for children over 3).

Roll the Egg
Lol, I'm Laughing already!!!! This one is soooo fun. If you have more than one child, it can be a race, or for one child you can time them. Here goes... place masking tape on the floor for the start and finish lines. Place one plastic egg on the starting line for each child. Explain that the object of the game is to roll the egg to the finish line with YOUR NOSE. If they get too good, add a few obstacles, such as a chair to go around, or tape a line for them to try to follow, be creative.

Bunny Hop
Play the song "Bunny Hop." Have the child dance around until the Bump, Bump, Bump. Explain that this is the time to Hop. Dance and Hop with your child.

Egg Hunt Party
Use one or all of the art ideas to create invitations to an Egg Hunt party. A few ideas that I have seen have been:
-Place coins in the eggs.
-Place paper in the eggs that tells you what they have "won", like a toosie roll, or a sticker.
-Let the children turn in the eggs for the prizes, 1 egg, 1 prize!
-Let the children keep the eggs, and hand out goodie bags too.

Bunny Says:
Played just like "Simon Say" except the teacher says "Bunny Says." With younger children, do not make children sit out... just say "Bunny didn't say."

Bunny Hop Musical Chairs
If they children made bunny headbands, have them wear them during this activity. Arrange the chairs in a circle. If you have younger children, it is best to have too many chairs. This can be a game where everyone wins. Have the children hop around the chairs until the music stops. Then everyone finds a chair.

Easter Egg Bean Bag Toss
Cut out three egg shapes from a piece of cardboard. Paint around the shapes with three different colors. When dry, prop up the cardboard and have the children play bean bag toss, trying to get the bean bags in the egg holes.

Musical Easter Eggs
Cut out large egg shapes from colored paper. Laminate them and cut them out. Place them on the floor. It is best for younger children to have more eggs than children. Play music and have the children walk around the room. When the music stops, each child needs to find an egg to stand on.

Pass the Egg
Played like hot potato... have the children sit in a circle and pass plastic egg around the circle when music is playing, when the music stops the child holding the egg sits in the middle or the "Easter Egg pot" until the music stops again and the next child replaces the first. You may also chant "Easter Egg, Easter Egg 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10" and the child who has the egg on 10 is in the "Easter Egg pot."

Pass the Egg II
For older children. Have one child hold a plastic egg under his/her chin and try to pass the egg to a friend. You could do this in a circle or you can do a relay race where the children have to run with the egg under their chin.

Sand and Water Table Ideas:
- Add plastic ducks or eggs with water to the sand and water table.
- For older children (over 3) place broken dried eggshells in the sand and water table.
- Burry plastic eggs in sand for the children to find. Place stickers inside the eggs.
- Provide the children with plastic bunnies and ducks in the sand for dramatic play.
- Supply the children with different colors of plastic Easter grass for a tactile experience.
- Hide plastic eggs in plastic grass for the children to find.

Egg-Shaped Snacks
For a snack, use any of the following for an egg shape:
Sliced Bananas
Sliced Oranges
Sliced Cucumbers
Sliced Egg
Round Crackers

Easter Egg in a Nest
This was made with a chocolate Rice Krispie recipe and jelly beans and malt eggs. You could use the regular Rice Krispie recipe instead.



Bunny Day
Invite each child to bring in a stuffed bunny rabbit.

What Color Bunny?
Ask each child "What color bunny did you bring in?" Graph the results. Whom has the biggest bunny? Whom has the smallest? Which one is the most unique?

Bunny Picnic 
Have a picnic on the floor or outside with each child's favorite stuffed bunny. You can either pretend to eat, or have snack or lunch picnic style.

Bunny Wagon 
Obtain a box that the stuffed bunny will fit into. Have the child decorate as desired. When dry, poke a hole big enough to thread a piece of yarn through. Tie a piece of yarn, just long enough for the child to hold, while the box rests on the floor. Let the child pull the wagon around with their stuffed bunny inside.

Bunny Parade 
Have a group of children line up, or walk around in a group, with their bunnies in their wagons, and have a parade. Play marching music.

Easter Shape Jello
Make jello, use less water so the children can hold the jello better. Use a cookie cutter to cut out Easter Shapes.

Dramatic Play

Dress up Farmer
Supply overalls, straw hats, scarves, and boots to pretend to be a farmer.

Block Area:
Supply the children with ducks and bunnies in the block area.

Pretend to be the Easter Bunny
Supply the children with Easter Baskets, grass, and plastic eggs in the dramatic play area. Suggest one child pretends to be the Easter Bunny, and delivers the basket.

Paper Bag Easter Basket
Use scissors to cut off the top half of a paper bag. Cut a strip from the top half for the handle of the bag. Fold over the rim of the bottom. Optional: cut slits into the rim to create a fringe. Attach the handle to the inside of the basket. Have the children decorate with markers, paints, glitter, stickers or crayons. Then have the children place easter grass and easter eggs in their basket.

Talk about the Eggs
Ask the children "How many eggs do you have in your basket?" "What color are they?"

Tye Dyed Easter Eggs
Add 1/4 cup water to each compartment of a muffin tin. Add food coloring to each compartment. Cut paper towel or coffee filters into the shape of an Easter Egg. Fold the egg in half several times. Dip the corners and edges into the water and let the paper take in the colored water. Repeat until most of the towel is colored. Unfold the towel and allow to dry.

Tye Dyed Easter Eggs
Add 1/4 cup water to each compartment of a muffin tin. Add food coloring to each compartment. Cut paper towel or coffee filters into the shape of an Easter Egg. Have the children use an eye dropper to drip the food coloring onto the paper. Allow to dry.

Easter Egg Mobile
Use scissors to cut out egg shapes from construction paper. Use non-toxic paints to color the eggs a variety of colors. Allow them to dry completely. Use a hole punch to create a hole at the top of each egg. Thread different lengths of yarn through each egg then attach to a wire hanger.

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