If you’re looking for fun & educational Easter activities for kids, I’m sharing some tried-and-true favorites from my Kindergarten classroom, and you probably already have most of the materials at home!
Every activity below can easily be modified to meet the needs of your learner and can be enjoyed by siblings at different abilities, too!
Crack the Egg
Materials: Paper, marker, child scissors
Draw ovals/eggs on construction paper and add a line through the middle. Have your child cut the egg out and then “crack” it by cutting the line in the middle of the egg!
Modification: If your little one is still working on basic cutting skills, cut the eggs out in advance for him/her to focus only on the line in the middle. For kiddos with a little more cutting experience, try having them cut squiggly or zig-zag lines, too!
Materials: Paper bunnies (can be hand-drawn or cut out!), markers
Write numbers on the paper bunnies. Scatter them around the floor (preferably in a room with space) and have your child pick a starting spot. Randomly call out numbers (can either be your pick or you could put numbers on scrap paper and draw them out of a cup) and have your child hop to the correct number! You can keep this game going on for as long as you want, or you can try to play it with a twist and slowly start to take away bunnies so it’s harder to hop!
Modifications: My daughter is working on teen number recognition, so I chose to only write teen numbers down. You could easily make this game work with math facts for older kids, or even change the colors of the bunnies to work on color recognition with younger children!
Egg Word Families
Materials: Plastic Eggs, Permanent Marker
This is a classic activity I’ve seen floating around on social media, and it’s one I’ve done in my Kindergarten classroom for years! Think of a word family to focus on, such as –at. Write the ending of the word (in this case, at) on the right side of the egg. On the left side, write multiple beginning letters that will match up with the ending to produce rhyming words. Then have your child rotate the left side of the egg to make new words! You can write multiple word families on the egg to get the most use out it, just make sure to leave enough space in between!
Modifications: If your child is past short vowel consonant-vowel-consonant words, try using long vowel words or words with beginning blends (example: bl, tr, st) or digraphs (th, ch, sh)!
Egg-cellent Letter Hunt
Materials: Plastic Eggs, Sticky Notes, Poster or Large Paper
Write down all lowercase letters on sticky notes and carefully fold them and put them inside of eggs. On a poster board or large paper, write down all uppercase letters. Have your child open the eggs one by one and place the sticky note on top of the matching letter!
Modifications: You could easily do this to match shapes, numbers, sight words, and more! I’ve also seen this done with sticker letters if you happen to have any of those around.
Easter Hide and Seek
Materials: Plastic Eggs (5 or more), Permanent Markers, candy or Easter trinket
Split each egg open and write a number near the opening. Place the eggs halves flat side down and secretly hide the candy or trinket under one egg. Have your child call out the number written on the egg and the correctly select that egg half to show number identification. They will flip the egg half over to see if the candy/trinket is hiding under it! If not, they place the egg half back down and try again, following the same rules.
Modifications: Write addition or subtraction number sentences on the egg half and have your child call out the answer before flipping the egg over. You could also draw shapes on the eggs, or even just work on colors!
Materials: Plastic Eggs, Basket or Carton, paper
Write down different exercises for every egg you intend to use, such as five jumping jacks, ten toe touches, three ballerina twirls, etc. Have your child pick eggs out of the basket and read the directions to him/her. This will help get some wiggles out and keep them guessing as to what activity will be next!