The 30 BEST Easter Crafts and Activities for Kids

 

Looking for some Easter crafts and activities to do with your kids?

 

I’ve got you covered! I have 30 fun and festive ideas for you to do to celebrate Easter.

 

Let’s dive right in!

 

Activity#1: Chick Paper Plate

 

Paper plate activities are the BEST! It’s actually amazing what you can create with a simple plate.

 

The kids are always into these crafts because they are simple. I have found these are the best crafts because kids want to make something fun and quick!

 

chick paper plate

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

craft feathers

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B. Set-up

 

Paint a paper plate yellow. Add some googly eyes and an orange beak by folding a piece of orange cardstock and cutting a triangle out.

 

C. Activity

 

Create legs by cutting strips of orange paper and fold them back and forth several times! Glue on some feathers and glue on the legs!

 


Activity #2: Footprint Bunny Paper Plate

 

Here’s another paper plate craft for you to try with your kids! They will get so excited to put their feet into paint!

 

I am a little bit obsessed with hand and footprint activities. They make the cutest keepsakes! This bunny plate is SO easy to put together!

 

bunny butt easter plate

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

acrylic paint set

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B. Set-up

 

Paint the paper plate brown!

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little one put dip their feet into the pink paint. Then, have them make footprints on the white cardstock! Then, hot glue them to the paper plate.

 

Lastly, hot glue several cotton balls in the middle of the plate for the bunny’s tail!

 


Activity #3: Salt Painting Bunny Color Match

 

Have you ever tried salt painting? It always turns out SO pretty!

 

Kids love watching the paint flow throughout the salt. It’s a relaxing way to paint, and the kids will love trying a new way to create art.

 

salt painted bunnies

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for your FREE Bunny Printable

 

colored poms

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B. Set-up

 

Use my FREE bunny printable to trace a bunny on cardstock. Then, outline them in glue. Shake a whole bunch of salt all over the glue, then dump the access in the trash.

 

Hot glue a colored pom to each bunny!

 

*You have to let the glue dry before you start painting, or else it will be REALLY messy!*

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones use the watercolor paints to paint the salt! They will color match the paint to the bunny’s tail!

 

RELATED: 15 Easy Letter B Activities

 


Activity #4: Easter Egg Rainbow Art

 

Creating rainbow art is one of my favorite things to do. I love using all the colors of the rainbow in activities! It just makes everything more fun.

 

This is a simple stamping activity that your kids will LOVE! It’s super simple to set up.

 

rainbow egg art

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

easel paper

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B. Set-up

 

Spread out a piece of easel paper and tape it to a flat surface. Dump out some paint into a paint tray.

 

C. Activity

 

Open up a plastic egg and dip one of the sides into the red paint. Have them make a circle print on the paper. They should create a semi-circle shape with their prints to create a rainbow.

 

Continue to do this for every color of the rainbow until it’s done!

 

RELATED: Magical St. Patrick’s Day Activities

 


Activity #5: Fizzy Easter Eggs

 

I do fizzy activities for every holiday. I am so serious when I say this is the coolest fizzy experiment I have done.

 

These Easter eggs turned out SO cool! I definitely recommend giving this one a try.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

sensory bins

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B. Set-up

 

Make hard boil eggs using your favorite recipe! Dry them off when they are made! Place them inside a sensory bin.

 

In a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 2 tablespoons of water. Paint it on the eggs all over! Drop a few drops of food coloring on top of each egg.

 

C. Activity

 

You can sprinkle a little more baking soda on top. Then, have your little one spray the eggs with vinegar! Watch how the food coloring colors the eggs! It’s amazing.

 

Let the eggs dry and see how they turn out!

 


Activity #6: Tactile Easter Boards

 

Tactile boards have become a staple activity that I do with my kids each season!

 

It’s so fun to come up with the ideas to put on these boards. Tactile learners learn best by having hands-on learning experiences.

 

easter tactile boards

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

colored clothespins

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2. Set-up

 

Cut your piece of cardboard into squares. Then, with a Sharpie, write a few numbers at the bottom.

 

3. Activity

 

Have your child count the number of objects on each board, then use the clothespin to show the correct number! Using clothespins is great for fine motor skills.

 

RELATED: FUN Fine Motor Activities

 


Activity #7: Peep Patterns

 

Peeps are an Easter staple! Even if you don’t love them, it’s just something that you have to have during the season.

 

This is a fun learning activity that you can do, peeps! The kids will LOVE using them for an activity.

 

peeps patterns

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

crayola paint

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B. Set-up

 

Grab some paint and a white piece of paper to get ready! Grab a few Peeps for the different colors.

 

C. Activity

 

Dip a Peep in the paint and place it on the paper. Then, dip another Peep into a different color and make another print. Have the kids complete the patterns based on the ones you started!

 

RELATED: Kindergarten Activities for Kids

 


Activity #8: I’m an EGGCellent Friend 

I love activities that make kids feel good. Working on self-esteem is an important skill to teach them even when they are young.

 

This is an excellent and FREE printable that you can do at home or in the classroom!

 

eggcellent sibling

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for your FREE Eggcellent Friend Printable

 

crayola markers

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the sheet and get your coloring supplies ready!

 

C. Activity

 

Have a discussion with your kids about some qualities it takes to be a good friend or sibling. Then, have them tell you some of the characteristics that they think they have.

 

Then, they can either write them in the eggs if they can write, or you can write it in for them.

 

After, they can color in the eggs and the basket!

 

RELATED: Teaching Resources

 


Activity #9: Jellybean Science Experiment

 

I love this spin on the classic rainbow Skittles experiment! Try it with Jellybeans for a festive Easter activity!

 

This never gets old. The kids were amazed to see the results. It’s so neat to watch the colors come to the middle!

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

white plate

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2. Set-up

 

On a plate, create a circle shape with the Skittles!

 

3. Activity

 

Pour warm water on the Skittles and watch the colors slowly start to move towards the middle to create a rainbow.

 

RELATED: How to Teach Toddlers Colors

 


Activity #10: Puffy Paint Easter Eggs

 

Puffy paint is a fun and simple DIY that you can put together in just a few minutes.

 

The colors turn out perfect for Easter time since they make a pastel color!

 

puffy paint easter eggs

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for your FREE Spring Printables

 

 

food coloring

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B. Set-up

 

In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of glue and some foam shaving cream. Add in a few drops of food color! Mix with a spoon. Do this for each color!

 

Print off a few of my FREE Easter egg images!

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids paint the puffy paint onto the egg image! They can make fun patterns like stripes and dots, or they can just paint!

 


Activity #11: Easter Egg Rescue

 

Kids love playing with plastic eggs! They love opening them up to find a surprise inside, right?

 

Bring this fun activity into learning by creating a sensory bin with plastic eggs! This activity focuses on upper and lower case letter sorting!

 

egg rescue activity

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE to grab your FREE Letter E printable.

 

painter's tape

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B. Set-up

 

In a sensory bin, add some Easter grass! Print off my FREE Letter E egg cards and mats. Fill the plastic eggs with the upper and lower case letter E cards.

 

This last part is optional, but you can add some painter’s tape around the sensory bin to make it an egg rescue to challenge older kids.

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones rescue the eggs or just opening the eggs to find an upper or lower case letter card. They will place the upper or lower case card on the matching letter mat (as you see above).

 

RELATED: Letter A Crafts and Activities

 


Activity #12: Easter TP Rolls

 

TP Rolls are one of my favorite crafts to do each holiday! They always turn out SO cute!

 

The best thing about them too is that you ALWAYS have them on hand! So all you need is a few craft supplies, and you are set.

 

easter TP roll crafts

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

craft TP rolls

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B. Set-up

Paint TP rolls white, pink, and yellow.

 

C. Activity

 

Directions for each roll are below!

 

Bunny- hot glue a pink pom in the middle of the white TP roll. Add on some googly eyes and draw in whiskers and a mouth using a Sharpie! Make the ears using white and pink cardstock paper.

 

Chick-create a beak by folding a piece of orange cardstock and cutting a triangle shape out. Draw the feet on the same paper! Glue on googly eyes and feathers for the wings and at the top of the tube!

 

Easter basket- On the pink tube, add on some Easter-colored gems. Glue on a pipe cleaner for the handle at the top. Lastly, stuff some Easter grass and a few small craft eggs at the top!

 

RELATED: Christmas Activities for Kids

 


Activity #13: Easter Writing Tray

 

Writing trays are a frustration-free writing activity for kids! They don’t have to stay within the lines, and they can just try their best to learn how to form the letters.

 

I always try to add in something fun like sprinkles, shaving cream, or corn into my writing trays! The kids love the sensory aspect of it.

 

easter writing tray

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your Easter Letter Tracibles

 

 

circle tray

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B. Set-up

 

Print off the letters you want to work on so your child knows how to create each letter! Then, in a tray, dump in some bright-colored cookie sprinkles.

 

C. Activity

 

Your child can use a paintbrush to create the letters in the sprinkles, or they can use their fingers. They should identify the letter that you place in the tray then create it! Repeat for all the letters.

 

RELATED: Handwriting Activities for Preschoolers 

 


Activity #14: Easter Egg Letter Match

 

Here are my foam shapes, yet again! They are the perfect supply to always have on hand.

 

Cutting these eggs in half is a festive and fun way to work on alphabet matching! This is an important skill to work on because knowing both the upper and lower case letters is something your child needs to know before heading into kindergarten.

 

easter letter egg match

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut the eggs in the middle. You can do straight lines, curvy, or zig-zag! Write the upper and lower case letters on each side of the tree. Mix up and set out for your child.

 

C. Activity

 

They should put the eggs together, so the upper and lower case letters match-up! The pieces should go together perfectly, so they will know if they are correct or not! They should identify each letter before beginning.

 

When I do activities like this, I give my 3-year-old one piece then give him three options to choose from. This narrows it down a little more for them and shows me he can identify the letter out of a group.

 

RELATED: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers

 


Activity #15: Easter Painted Rocks

 

I’ll be honest with you; this was the first time we attempted to paint rocks! It won’t be the last, that’s for sure! It was such a big hit.

 

Where we live, people hide painted rocks around for others to find them. They leave a message on the back, and you can post where you found it, then you are supposed to hide it again! It’s such a fun activity!

 

painted easter rocks

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

painting rocks

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B. Set-up

 

Collect your rocks from outside, and if you bought them, get those and your paints!

 

C. Activity

 

Paint the eggs a specific color. We did some pink, yellow, blue and purple! Let that dry.

 

Then, you can decorate the rocks! Make some patterns with zig-zag lines, straight lines, or dots! We also made some chicks; those were my favorite and really easy.

 

Let them dry and hide them outside somewhere!

 


Activity #16: Musical Alphabet Egg Game

 

I love getting the kids up and moving. Especially in the wintertime because we can’t get outside as much as I’d like to!

 

You can have the kids practice skipping, galloping, sliding, hopping, and leaping with this one! All of these locomotor skills are SO important to teach your kids!

 

musical egg letters

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

egg shapes

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B. Set-up

 

On foam shapes, write the letters of the alphabet!

 

C. Activity

 

Turn on some music and have the kids move around the circle of eggs! They can do any of the skills I mentioned above, or they can walk/run. Turn the music off and have them look at the shape they are standing by.

 

They should identify the letter they stopped at when the music stops! Older kids can come up with a word that starts with that letter.

 

RELATED: 20 Exciting Exercises for Kids

 


Activity #17: Jellybean Sensory Bag Count

 

Sensory bags are an amazing way to do a sensory activity that’s MESS-FREE!

 

It makes my heart so happy to hear those words. We do many activities around here, and when something is mess-free, it makes my life so much easier.

 

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for the Jellybean Jar Counting Printable.

 

B. Set-up

 

Dump a little bit of alcohol on a cotton ball to remove any labeling on the bag. Add hair gel into the bag and add a little water in Lastly, add some small jellybeans (we used the Starburst brand)!

 

Then, print and tape my FREE jellybean printable on a flat surface.

 

Tape the bag on top of the printable with painter’s tape so it won’t move!

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids look at each number on the Easter baskets; they should say the number. Then, they will scoot that amount of jellybeans inside the basket!

 

They will do this for each of the baskets! This is a great counting, number recognition, and fine motor activity.

 

RELATED: Number Recognition Activities for Preschoolers

 


Activity #18: I SPY Easter

 

I SPY activities have become a staple for us for each holiday/season! The kids enjoy searching for the objects and seeing if they can find all of them before the other one can.

 

This is a wonderful and fun way to get some counting practice in as well!

 

easter I SPY

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

Click HERE for your FREE Easter I SPY

 

B. Set-up

 

Print off the I SPY sheet and grab a marker!

 

C. Activity

 

Go through each of the objects on the sheet and have the kids find them on the sheet. Once they find one, cross it off with a marker so they don’t go back to the same one. Have them write the amount there is on the line!

 

RELATED: Teaching Resources

 


Activity #19: Easter Bingo

 

Playing fun games during the season is one of my favorite things to do with the kids!

 

Bingo is a great first game to introduce to kids because they learn how to follow the rules of a game, they learn vocabulary words, and you can even work on beginning sounds for children who are old enough!

 

easter bingo

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

Click HERE to grab your Easter Bingo Cards– 10 different cards included

 

white cardstock

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2. Set-up

 

Print off how many cards you need! I provide 10 different cards with the same objects in the set, just in different spots :). Cut out the playing cards.

 

3. Activity

 

Have one player pull the cards out of a bowl. They will say what’s on the card and show the card to all the players (this helps toddlers and preschoolers). They will place their game piece on the picture that is called. The object is to get 5 in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally! 

 

Once this happens, they will say BINGO! You can play until the entire card is filled or start back over.

 

RELATED: ABCDeeLearning’s Teachers Pay Teachers Store

 


Activity #20: Easter Learning Activity Book

 

I really enjoy making these activity books for the seasons and holidays. It gets the kids excited about the holiday, and also, it is JAM PACKED with learning.

 

In this activity book, your little ones can work on the following skills: alphabet matching, colors, shapes, patterns, beginning sounds, counting, numbers, feelings, and they can even build their own gingerbread house!

 

Check out what is in the entire activity book by checking out this video!

 

 

Click HERE to grab your Easter Activity Book.

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

laminator

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B. Set-up

 

This does take some set-up but believe me; it’s well worth it! Laminate only the sheets that need it (these are the pieces). The other main sheets can go in sheet protectors inside the binder. Cut out the pieces once laminated. If it’s an activity that would need velcro circles, you can add those on there and on the binder so they will stick together.

 

C. Activity

 

Your little one can complete the activities over and over again! This is a great way to practice new skills as well as work on recognition!

 

I just bought this laminator for my house! I love having my own laminator because I can laminate all the activity sheets that I want to do repeatedly. It saves so much on ink and paper.

 

RELATED: ABCDeeLearning’s Teachers Pay Teachers Store

 


Activity #21: Easter Sensory Bottles

 

Sensory bottles are my latest obsession. They turn out so pretty, and they are SUPER simple to do!

 

Watching the objects move through the bottles is so calming. It’s also really cool to see the differences in how the objects move in each one.

 

This is a great sensory activity for toddlers and babies because they can’t put anything in their mouths.  You can also glue them shut to make sure the top won’t come off! 

 

 

How to do this activity

 

1. Materials you need

 

sensory bottles

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2. Set-up

 

In the sensory bottle, dump 3/4 of the clear glue into the bottle and fill the rest of the bottle up with water. Leave a little room at the top so the items can move around. Drop-in your objects and shake them all up. See how the glue and water interact to make the objects slow down. You can also use hair gel to see if there is a difference in how fast it goes.

 

3. Activity

 

Shake and flip around to watch the objects move around! This activity is great to help calm and relax kiddos!

 


Activity #22: Vegetable Garden Sensory Play

 

We love the Mr. Mcgregor stories! This sensory activity made me think of how Peter Rabbit was always trying to steal from his garden.

 

This is a fun sensory and learning activity for preschoolers! It smelled amazing, too, because I used brownie mix for the dirt.

 

vegetable garden sensory play and count

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

 

vegetable game

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B. Set-up

 

In a sensory bin, dump a pack of brownie mix. Then, place the vegetables inside the mix in a row! Add in the baskets, numbers, and truck.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids collect the correct amount of vegetables and place them in the baskets. You can have them practice numbers, color sorting, or vegetable sorting!

 

They can place them inside the truck, too, for some extra fun! Add a bunny in to pretend to drive the vegetables away.

 

RELATED: The BEST Sensory Activities for Kids

 


Activity #23: Easter Alphabet Sensory Play

 

Plastic eggs are such a staple for Easter play and learn activities. I could probably do an entire article just on activities you can do with plastic eggs.

 

This is one of my favorites because the kids could literally play with this set-up for hours!

 

eater sensory

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for your FREE Easter Letter Match

 

 

easter eggs

easter eggs

 

B. Set-up

 

Create the colored rice by dumping 1 cup of rice into a plastic bag. Add in 8-10 drops of food coloring and a teaspoon of vinegar. Close the bag and shake!

 

Dump it out on parchment paper on a tray to dry!

 

Print off my FREE Easter Alphabet Match sheet and fill some plastic eggs with letters!

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones open up the eggs, identify the letter and match it up on the worksheet! Once they are all done finding all the letters, they can play with the rice and eggs!

 

They can practice scooping, pouring and they can even shake the eggs with the rice inside to make their own noisemakers!

 

RELATED: How to Teach Toddlers the Alphabet

 


Activity #24: Sponge Painting

 

Have you ever tried sponge painting before? It’s such a FUN way to paint!

 

It’s really easy for kids to do and it always turns out really beautiful. Whether you decide to mix colors or keep it one color, these will turn out great.

 

spong bunny craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for your FREE Easter Images

 

sponges

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B. Set-up

 

Print off my bunny freebie! Cut it out and place it on an art tray. Cut a sponge up into several pieces, as you see above. Then, pour your paints into your tray.

 

C. Activity

 

Dip the sponge in some paint and dab it all around your bunny! Do this until it’s completely covered in paint. Then, glue a white pom at the bottom for the bunny’s tail!

 


Activity #25: Potato Masher Egg Stamps

 

I love using our potato masher for art activities! We actually don’t use it too much for its actual purpose; we use it more for these types of activities, LOL.

 

These are TOO much fun to do. You can use one color or several different colors for this activity. You can also have this be an activity that works on patterns.

 

potato masher egg prints

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

potato masher

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B. Set-up

 

Tape a piece of easel paper down on a flat surface. Dump some paint on a tray!

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will use a paintbrush to paint colors on the eggs. If they want several colors on the eggs, it’s best to use the paintbrush!

 

If they want just one color, they can dip the masher right in the paint.

 

Once they have the paint on the masher, they can place it on the paper to make the stamp. Once they make several stamps and want new colors, they will wash it off in the sensory bin of water. Dry it off with a paper towel and use different paints.

 


Activity #26: DIY Easter Word Search

 

I love doing these giant word searches with the kids! They are a great way to practice reading and learn vocabulary words associated with the holidays.

 

It’s also fun to put it on the wall because it changes things up instead of sitting down and completing an activity.

 

giant easter word search

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut a piece of easel paper and tape it to the floor. Write out the words you want to use on another sheet of paper. Then, on the easel paper, write the words and a bunch of letters in-between. Leave spaces between the letters like a word search.

 

Tape it up on the wall using painter’s tape!

 

C. Activity

 

Have your child look at the sheet of paper with the words on it. See if they can read the word; if not, help them out! Then, they can search for it.

 

Have them circle the entire word and cross it off on the other sheet of paper when it’s done!

 

RELATED: Sight Word Activities for Preschoolers

 


Activity #27: Tape Resist Cross

 

This is such a special activity to do with the kids. We actually did this on Easter day last year with my little ones, and we will do it again this year!

 

Tape resist art is so beautiful and such a cool way to paint!

 

tape resist cross

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

watercolors

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B. Set-up

 

Place two pieces of painter’s tape on the cardstock paper in the shape of a cross.

 

C. Activity

Use watercolor paints to paint all around the paper. Once the kids have finished, pull the tape off the sheet to see how it looks! It will look beautiful!

 

This is such an amazing art project to talk about the meaning of Easter to your little ones.

 


Activity #28: Egg Play Tray

 

Tray play setups are one of my favorites to get ready for the kids!

 

I love to watch them use their creativity to make something special. There are zero directions for this one.

 

egg tray play activity

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

kwik Stix

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B. Set-up

 

Place all the items in a tray!

 

C. Activity

 

Let your little ones create! Let them use the supplies to create patterns and designs! They can practice writing their names and make special eggs for people in the family too!

 


Activity #29: Sheep Bubble Wrap Craft

 

I have never used bubble wrap for an activity before! We loved using it, and it’s fun and a great way to reuse bubble wrap.

 

Grab my FREE sheep printable to do this activity!

 

bubble wrap sheep

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

Click HERE for your FREE Sheep Printable

 

bubble wrap

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B. Set-up

 

Print off my sheep printable and paste it to the paper! Cut a circle shape out of bubble wrap. Then, cut some rectangles for the legs.

 

C. Activity

 

Paint the bubble wrap grey and paste it behind the sheepshead. Paste the legs under the bubble wrap and cut a small tail out of the grey paper.

 

Paint some green grass at the bottom of the paper!

 


Activity #30: Egg Counting Mats

 

You’ve seen these foam shapes all over this article. One thing I hope you picked up is that foam shapes are everything!

 

You can do SO many learn and play activities with these things.

 

egg counting mats

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • foam egg shapes
  • Sharpie
  • Easter loose parts (jelly beans, poms, stickers, gems)

 

egg shapes

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B. Set-up

 

Write numbers with a Sharpie on the eggs. Get your loose parts all set!

 

C. Activity

 

Have your little ones use the loose parts to count out the amount on each egg! They should say the number on the egg before using the loose parts to count.

 


Final Thoughts and Conclusions

 

Easter time is always so exciting because it means it’s spring, and the weather is getting warmer! It’s so much fun to plan fun and festive activities to do with the kids to celebrate.

 

I hope you were able to find some Easter crafts and activities that you can do with your little ones! I’d love to hear about some activities you have done at home with your kids to celebrate.

 

Let me know in the comments below some of your ideas! I’d also love to know what your favorite activity was that you saw in the article.

 

Happy Learning!

 

Deena

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