Easter is almost upon us! We all love Easter because it means that springtime is officially here. If the Easter bunny is stopping by your school this year, you’re probably searching for some fun easter activities for your kiddos! Look no further; Kami’s got you covered!
Our Kami library is packed with Easter-themed worksheets, templates, and heaps more craft ideas to get the Easter party pumping!
Students love coming to school and seeing their classroom has been transformed. Even older kids will get a kick out of it. Our template library has DIY cutouts for Easter eggs, a cute and easy-to-use Easter bunny, and heaps more quick and easy easter decorations!
Another great idea to save time and get your students involved is to make the easter crafts into a classroom activity. Hit up the Kami Library’s Easter templates for printable, easter-themed DIY decorations you can hand out to your kiddos. Make sure you have plenty of coloring pencils, felt tips, or crayons on hand, and let them get creative! You could take it a step further and go for a cohesive color scheme to make your Easter egg art match, or just let them go wild with it. Before you know it, your classroom will be filled with kaleidoscopic Easter bunnies and colorful eggs!
A classic Easter tradition is egg decorating. You don’t have to use real eggs, there are plenty of paper or plastic easter eggs to create an Easter basket if you look around. Decorating a three-dimensional egg is a fun way to develop fine motor skills (if a little messy!).
We believe gamification is an excellent way to make learning fun. Easter time is an exciting time for younger students, and incorporating games into the holiday festivities can make it even more enjoyable. Here are a couple of fun activities you can play with your young peeps this Easter.
- Egg and Spoon Race: We’ve all played this, right? The name of the game is to balance an egg on a spoon while running. Give each student a spoon and an egg and have them race to the finish line without dropping the egg. You can also make it more challenging by creating an obstacle course or having the students do different tasks along the way.
- Bunny Hop Relay: Divide students into teams and have them line up in a relay race formation. Each team member must put on a pair of bunny ears and hop like a bunny to the other end of the room, where they take off the ears and give them to the next team member. The prize for finishing first? Easter treats, obviously! You don’t have to hand out easter eggs. Marshmallows, jelly beans, or even something less sugary could be easily substituted.
These Easter-themed games are not only fun, but they also promote teamwork, motor skills, and sportsmanship. They can be played indoors or outdoors and can be adapted to suit different age groups and skill levels. You can also add your own creative twist to these games to make them more challenging or more engaging for your students. Overall, Easter is a great time to incorporate games into the classroom and help students have fun while learning important skills.
Easter Egg Hunt Ideas
This is, of course, the big one. The one we’ve all been waiting for. The Easter egg hunt is always the highlight of any child’s Easter memories. If you don’t want to leave out loads and loads of sweet goodies or chocolate (and risk a sugar rush!) there are heaps of variations you can do.
- Alphabet egg hunt: Hide eggs with letters of the alphabet written on them and have students find and then arrange them in alphabetical order.
- Puzzle egg hunt: Hide puzzle pieces in each egg and have students work together to put the easter-themed puzzle together.
- Scavenger hunt: Create a list of items for students to find and hide the items in the eggs.
- Nature egg hunt: Hide eggs outside and have students search for them while also collecting items from nature, such as leaves and flowers.
Of course, no Easter egg hunt would be complete without a basket! You can turn the making of a basket into an activity too. Kami has several basket ideas you can use: a coloring sheet and a template that you can cut out and make into a paper basket if you print them out in pairs!
Your Easter activities don’t all have to be visually focused. There’s always an opportunity to incorporate some writing and English practice into your class Easter party. Kami has a template so your students can write a letter to the Easter bunny.
Easter is a wonderful time to incorporate fun and engaging activities into your classroom or home. From Easter egg hunts to Easter-themed games, there are many ways to make this holiday season special for elementary school students. No matter how you choose to bring Easter to your classroom this year, these kid-friendly Easter activities can provide an opportunity for your students to learn and have fun at the same time. Easter is not only about chocolate and bunnies but also about bringing people together and celebrating the spring season.
So, no matter which easter traditions you do (or don’t) celebrate at your school, feel free to share these kid-friendly, fun activities that grown-ups can enjoy too!
Happy Easter from Kami!