Another holiday week means another week of engaging activities for kindergarten! We tie the Easter theme into every subject area!
Easter Math Activities for Kindergarten
Number of the Day Activity
We count our days of school each day, and our classroom mascot, Uni-Zero, pops in every tenth number. She's so thrilled to do exchanges with 10! (Get it?? Uni. Zero. 10! I just really wanted a way to tie unicorns into my classroom, okay?? )
Anyway, she always brings something in her magic bag that’s shaped like a zero. Just in time for Easter, she brings magic eggs!! As usual, we will cast her magic spell on the eggs to help us count (all the way to day 130!!! ). It’s quite amazing how well the spell works! The kids start wiggling and counting like crazy! Read more about number of the day activities by heading to the blog post below!
So Uni-Zero whispers in my ear to tell me that these magic eggs need to be kept warm all day in order for the magic to work. So. We tape them to the kids’ chairs. When they go to special at the end of the day, bunnies hatch on their chairs! This may be Uni-Zero’s best surprise yet!
Easter Shapes math Activity
We are always reviewing shapes, counting, and writing numbers, so this craft is perfect to tie into math at Easter! We typically complete this project in a few steps. Students cut out the craft pieces for morning work. During math, they color code and count the shapes. Before they choose their center activity, they paint the rest of the egg. At the end of the day, they glue the pieces together for a fun Easter bulletin board display!
Easter Literacy Activities for Kindergarten
CVC Easter Egg Activity
These little letter tiles are the best! I love that the vowels are a different color than the consonants. To get started, students are given a tub of letters and 4 eggs. They fill each egg with either sight words or CVC words, based on their level. During the next several rounds, they open the eggs to figure out the words!
Letter Building with Mini Erasers
We can't possibly celebrate a holiday without thematic mini erasers! The kids love to form letters, particularly their own names, with the magic little manipulatives!
Spring Name Craft, Bunny Shape Craft
Kiddos write letters of their names on raindrops with an umbrella name craft, and they add dots of glue and glitter, too! Shape bunnies are at the top of this bulletin board display, a fun math center activity! (Bunny Painters are below.)
Easter Writing Activity for Kindergarten
In our writing activities for the week, we research rabbits. This is the perfect little activity for labeling and recalling facts!
Easter Egg Science Activities for Kindergarten
MAGIC Magnet Mazes with Easter Eggs
Kiddos use the magnetic wands to manipulate the eggs (filled with magnets) to complete mazes. They love this challenging activity of skill!
Sink or Float Easter Egg Activity
They get SO excited to discover if eggs will sink or float! In this demonstration, we used a cotton ball, feather, erasers, and gems. We recorded their predictions on the board and then did the experiment. They were so engaged, hopping up and down and standing the entire time!
Easter Craft Activities for Kindergarten
Easter Bunny Painters Craft
Kids just love to paint! Once we get them out, they don't want to stop! So, to make them happy, I typically give them a few sheets to paint at a time, even if they are for more than one craft. They keep pieces in Ziplock bags in their school folders to cut and glue at another time. It works great!
Easter Keepsake for Parents
I love this little keepsake to send home for parents on Easter! This is found in our TPT store, so access it by clicking on the image below.
Easter Art Activity for Kindergarten
Easter Bunny Directed Drawings
Directed drawings are so much fun! I love to see how different each of the students' projects turn out, even though they are given the exact same directions!
Tissue Paper Easter Egg Craft
This door just makes my whole heart happy! Aren't the kids' Easter egg crafts just beautiful?!?!
The Great Easter Egg Hunt in Kindergarten
Easter Egg Hunt Prep
For our egg hunt, families are asked to send in filled eggs with their kiddos. I'm always just as excited as the kids to see what's inside! TIP: I also ask that they put one piece of tape on them, as they tend to pop open, and nothing is worse than the disappointment of an empty egg.
Another teacher hack: Use Ziplock bags for Easter egg hunts. The eggs don't fall out as easily as they do with grocery bags or actual baskets. Also, staple decorations to the bag so they don'f fly off during the epic battle for the eggs! Find these sweet little eggs in our TPT store by clicking the photo below.
So, Old Navy gets me. This giant bunny costume popped up as something I might like...um yes! I just love dressing up for the kiddos! Their reactions make my day completely fun-filled! Easter egg hunt day now means bunny costume day!
When I dress up, my students get to play along, too, of course. I always have them craft headbands to match my costume. They complete the hats for morning work, and are thrilled to get in on the fun!
Easter Egg Hunt Math Activity
Of course, we have found ways to make our egg hunt academic! As we hunt, students are invited to get a certain number of eggs each round before returning to the sidewalk. When we come back into the classroom, students count their eggs so everyone has the same amount. Then they sort them by color and record their data. Finally, they get to open them up!
Coloring Easter Eggs in Kindergarten
At the beginning of Easter week, we read "The Easter Bunny's Assistant" by Jan Thomas. The kids love this book, and I love reading it!!! That skunk is so stinky, and in kindergarten, stinky equals hilarious. We do a recap of the egg coloring process for our Easter writing activity.
Once we understand the process of dying eggs, we're ready to give it a go ourselves!
I'm super pumped about this egg decorating kit. Dudley's Color Pop kit was a hit with the kids this year. Instead of simply dropping the egg into a cup of dye, they got to sponge paint it on their eggs. I love that they got a little fine motor fun in with our Easter activity!
As they waited for their turn, they cut Easter grass for their baskets for even MORE fine motor work!
What's Easter without chocolate bunnies?! Happy Easter, friends!
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