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Easter Crafts, Activities, Games, and Printables.

Easter Crafts, Activities, and Games for Preschool and Kindergarten

While many families have their own traditions to celebrate Easter, often eggs, bunnies, chicks, and egg hunts are part of the festivities. Here are a few fun ideas for Easter crafts and decorations, educational games, and Easter inspired activities to help you celebrate this springtime holiday with your family or children in your care. Find great chicken and Easter bunny coloring pages and more egg-citing crafts, activities, games, and other resources.

Samples of our more than 100 Easter preschool activities, kids crafts, games, and printables available in our KidsSoup Resource Library:

 

Themes and Projects

 
Easter Activities and Games
 
E for Eggs
 
Chicken and Eggs Life Cycle

Crafts

 
Easter Bunny Craft and Napkin Holder
 
Rabbit Stick Puppet with Rhyme
 
Sitting Bunny

Activities and Lessons

 
CVC Word Easter Egg Activity
 
Bunny Rhyme Felt Story
 
Read, Make, and Write Easter CVC Words

Math

 
Foul Egg Game: Matching and Math Skills
 
Hen and Chicks Math Activities
 
Hen and Chicks Counting

Science and Exploration

 
Chicken and Eggs Life Cycle
 
From Egg to Chick Life Cycle Cards
 
What’s Inside the Egg? Science Exploration

Games

 
Rabbits ABC Cards
 
Alphabet Egg Game
 
Hen and Egg Pattern Matching

Movement

 
Easter Bunny Small World Play
 
Eggs Patterns Pre-Writing Skills
 
Egg Relay Race

Booklets and Other

 
Rabbits ABC Cards
 
Little Rabbit Emergent Reader Booklet
 
From Egg to Chick Life Cycle Cards

Worksheets

 
Easter Poster
 
Letter E, Easter Egg Hunt
 
Chicken and Chicks Counting

Easter Activities and Games

Fun Ideas to Celebrate the Easter Holiday with Your Family.

Eggstravaganza
Children of all ages love to color and decorate Easter eggs! Coloring eggs has been a part of spring festivities for centuries. In both Passover and Easter traditions, the egg symbolizes new life. This year consider involving the whole family in an evening of Easter egg decorating. Younger children have fun using Q-tips to dip into egg colorings to decorate their eggs.

Easter Games

Keep the eggcitement going after the egg hunt by playing some of these games:

Easter Obstacle Course
Separate children into two teams. Provide each team with one spoon and a sugar egg or plastic Easter egg. Each team needs to navigate its way around and through various obstacles without dropping its eggs.

Easter Bunny Hop
Conduct a relay race for two or three teams. Each player must cover a certain distance while jumping with a plastic egg between his/her knees.

Egg Roll
Using only their noses, children must roll an egg across the finish line. This also makes a good relay.

Easter Baskets

Easter basket craft idea for preschool and kindergarten
Preschool Activities: 

Before Easter arrives, get creative and help your children make their own Easter baskets out of clean half-gallon milk or juice cartons. Cut a section off the bottom of the milk carton. Clean thoroughly and cut a piece of craft paper to wrap around the container. Glue craft sticks to create a fence around the container and let dry. When dry, use small flowers or decorative craft foam pieces to decorate the container. Drill a hole to opposite sides. Twist two pipe cleaners together to make a handle. Attach handle on container and fill with Easter grass. This also makes a very nice Easter table decoration.

Easter Bunny Activities and Rhymes

Easter Bunny Small World Play Area and Printables

Easter Bunny small world play activity with play dough
Preschool Activities: 

 

Five Little Easter Bunnies
Adapted by Jolanda Garcia, KidsSoup Inc.

Hippety hop and hippety hay, 
Five little Easter Bunnies went out on Easter day.
Hippety hop and hippety hay,
One little Easter Bunny hopped away.

Four little bunnies...
Three little bunnies...
Two little bunnies...
One little bunny...

Hippety hop and hippety hay,
Where are the Easter Bunnies today?
Hippety hop and hippety hay,
I hope they come back another day.

Easter Bunny Envelope Craft

Easter Kids Craft Bunny Envelope from KidsSoup.com

What you need:
Bunny patterns
Small envelope
White, black, and pink craft paper
Pink pom-pom
Black marker
Scissors
Glue

What you do:
Print bunny printable and trace shapes on to white and pink craft paper. Cut two 4-inch long strips out of black craft paper. Glue the pink ears on top of the white ears and glue to the back of the envelope (see pic 2). Turn envelope around and glue teeth below the envelope flap (see pic 3). Glue the whiskers on the flap tip (see pic 4). Glue pink pom-pom on top of the whiskers and draw eyes with the black marker to finish the bunny. Children can place Easter words inside the bunny or make a Happy Easter card from a index card.

Free Easter Crafts, Finger Plays, Rhymes and Activities

Two Easter Baskets

Two Easter baskets,

Under a tree.

One for you, (Make a left fist with thumb inside.)

And one for me. (Make a right fist with thumb inside.)

I peeked in one basket,

And what did I see? (Look down at left fist.)

A new baby chick,

Smiling at me!

Then I looked in the other,

And what do you think? (Look down at right fist.)

Out popped a bunny,

Quick as a wink! (Pop right thumb out of fist.)

(Author Unknown)

Free Easter Crafts
easter bunny coloring page
easter decoration craft easter worksheet Twiggle Magazine Easter Easter word search
Paper Cup Bunny Pattern

 

Paper Cup Bunny
Paint paper cup brown. Let dry. Cut bunny's head with ears, arms and legs out of brown craft paper. (Note: depending on your paper cup size, arm length may need to be adjusted.) Glue finished head to the inside of the paper cup. Glue arms around cup and glue hands together. Cut and glue carrot to the hands. Glue feet to the bottom of the cup. Fill cup with Easter grass and add small candy or chocolate eggs. Pattern

Egg Carton Chicken
Cut egg cup of egg carton and fold wings up. Paint and glue feathers to the back of the cup. Cut beak and comb out of craft paper and glue it on the cup. Add small wiggly eyes. Place a hard boiled egg in the cup. Voila! you've got a very nice addition to any Easter table.

Egg Carton Flower with Egg
Trace and cut flower shape out of craft paper or craft foam. Cut one cup off the egg carton and color with paint. Let it dry. When dry, add a generous amount of glue to the middle of the flower and glue cup on top of it. Add a colored egg and you have a easy Easter table decoration.

Paper Roll Bunny
Paint paper roll brown. Let dry. Trace and cut bunny pieces out of brown craft paper. Roll and glue head piece together. Hold together or use cloth pin until dry. Put generous amount of glue to inside of the paper roll and attach head. Glue ears to the back of the roll. Glue roll on top of the feet and attach arms. Decorate head with eyes, nose and whiskers. Patterns available on our KidsSoup Resource Library.

Easter Cookies
Your young guests will no doubt be ready for a snack. In addition to any other delicious treats you plan, allow children to decorate some baked sugar cookies shaped like eggs, rabbits, or chicks. (You can bake the cookies ahead of time and freeze them until ready to decorate.) Provide bowls of pastel-colored icings, jelly beans, sprinkles, and other decorations.

 

Easter Decoration Ideas and Patterns
Preschool Activities: 
Egg Coloring and Decorating
 

Hard Boiled Eggs
If you intend to eat the hard boiled eggs, keep them refrigerated. Note: Eggs are not safe to eat if they have been left out or are painted with acrylic paints.

Blown Eggs
They are much more fragile and harder for young kids to handle. I would also not advise to use blown eggs with young kids.

Crepe Paper Dye

You need:

  • Different color crepe paper
  • Hot water
  • Small bowls or cups
  • Slotted spoon
  • Cooking oil
  • Soft cloth

Soak crepe paper in hot water in individual bowls or cups for each color. Add eggs and allow to sit in water until the desired color is achieved. Remove with slotted spoon and allow to dry. Polish with small amount of cooking oil and soft cloth.

Food Coloring Dye

You need:

  • Food coloring
  • Hot water
  • White vinegar
  • Small bowls or cups
  • Slotted spoon
  • Cooking oil
  • Soft cloth,

For each color measure 1/4 tsp food coloring in small bowl. Add 3/4 cup hot water and 1 tbsp white vinegar to each color. Add eggs and allow to sit until they are the desired color. Remove with slotted spoon. Polish dry eggs with small amount of cooking oil and soft cloth.

Wax Crayon Eggs

You need:

  • Wax crayons
  • Paper towels
  • Egg dyes in different colors
  • Slotted spoon
  • Cooking oil
  • Soft cloth

Draw crayon pattern on hard boiled egg. Dip egg in dark colored dye. Keep egg in dye until desired color is reached. Remove with slotted spoon and place in 200 degree F oven for a few minutes until wax is melted. Wipe with paper towel. Variation: Dip egg again in lighter dye to fill in pattern where wax was. Polish finished eggs with cooking oil and soft cloth.

Sponge Painted Eggs

You need:

  • Liquid tempera paint or liquid egg color
  • Paper cups (for each color)
  • Small pieces of foam or sponge
  • Clothespins (for each color)
  • Egg cups

Place hard boiled in egg cups. Partially fill paper cups with different colors of paint. Use clothespin as handle and clip a piece of sponge to a clothespin and dip into paper cups. Lightly dab the sponge over the top half of the egg. Let dry. Turn egg over and repeat procedure. Let the egg dry completely.

Here's to a wonderful tradition-filled Easter!

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