Easter is just around the corner, and what better way to get into the spring spirit than by teaching an Easter theme for preschoolers in your home or classroom?
When it comes to crafting, storytelling, and playtime, Easter activities are full of fun that can provide educational opportunities and joy to little learners.
Whether it’s through adorable bunny-themed crafts or the excitement of an Easter egg hunt, Easter is a wonderful occasion to explore new concepts like colors, shapes, and even counting.
But it’s not just about the fun and games! Incorporating an Easter theme into your preschooler’s routine can also be a gateway to talk about cultural traditions and the changes in nature as spring unfolds.
It’s a theme packed with potential for growth, curiosity, and lots of giggles. Ready to make some memories and nurture their budding minds?
Let’s crack open the joy of Easter and weave it into an educational adventure that they’ll look back on with a smile.
Springtime is here, and with it comes the joyous Easter season – a perfect opportunity to incorporate playful learning and crafts into your preschool activities.
Little bunnies, you’re in for a treat that’s better than finding a jelly bean jackpot in your Easter baskets!
Fun Easter Crafts and Sensory Play
Crafting is a fantastic way to improve fine motor skills, and Easter egg crafts using plastic Easter eggs are not only a fun way to celebrate but are also a great idea for keeping little hands busy.
By creating paper plate Easter crafts featuring the Easter Bunny or by making fluffy cotton ball chicks, your child will engage in playful learning that enhances manual dexterity as well as letter recognition.
- Letter B Bunny Craft
- Bunny Paper Plate Craft
- Easter Bunny Milk Jug Craft
- Coffee Filter Easter Egg Craft
- Baby Yoda Easter Egg Craft for Kids
Egg-citing Easter Sensory Bin
Create an Easter sensory bin filled with pastel-colored pom poms, plastic eggs, and soft strands of green tissue paper to mimic grass. This wonderful way to engage young kids offers endless opportunities for sensory play and can even be a fun Easter activity for a small group setting.
Watch your preschoolers have so much fun as they unearth hidden items and learn one-to-one correspondence by matching egg halves or sorting jelly beans by their different colors.
- Easter Sensory Bin with Chickpeas and Soybeans
- Chicken Sensory Bin
- Easter Bunny Sensory Bin for Toddlers
- Carrot Garden Sensory Bin
- Look and Find Easter Sensory Bottle
Bunny Hop into Literacy and Math
Introduce Easter math activities that are perfect for preschool easter activities, like using an egg carton for sorting and patterning or a free printable Easter bingo game for number recognition.
- Easter Math Clip Cards
- Easter Egg Math Mats
- Easter Kindergarten Math Worksheets
- Easter Calendar Numbers
- Easter Egg Ten Frame Counting Cards
And for literacy skills, nothing beats a good story! Share the Easter story through a collection of Easter books, and use free printables for letter-matching fun with egg shapes.
- Easter Letters Coloring Pages for Preschoolers
- Easter Egg Rhyming Words Game
- Easter Alphabet Printable
Celebrate with Festive Gatherings
And of course, the best part of Easter – the community! Plan a small Easter party with playful and fun group games like Easter egg potato stamps crafts or the hunt for the golden egg. It’s a great time for children to practice social skills and enjoy the exuberance of the season.
Remember, mamas and educators, the key to a successful Easter preschool theme is to mix structured preschool lesson plans with lots of room for free-wheeling creativity and joy.
From easy Easter crafts with construction paper to energetic fun activities like an Easter bunny dance-off, there’s no end to the creative ways you can make this Easter a great addition to your preschool curriculum.