Easter is quickly approaching. Here are our favorite Preschool Easter Activities. Before you put away your Easter baskets, check out all of the ways you can use plastic Easter eggs to make learning fun this time of year.
Although these activities are recommended for preschoolers, that doesn’t mean that older children and younger children won’t enjoy them as well. I have found that a lot of these activities are great for siblings to work on together. The board game, listening game, and rainbow finder are popular for multiple ages.
Count Down to Easter
How many more days until Easter? This concept can be hard for preschoolers. Use this Easter Egg countdown as a visual to refer to each day and count the days that are left until Easter. I always put a couple of jelly beans in each egg to eat. Opening and closing the plastic eggs is fine motor practice with a purpose.
Easter Math Activities
Here’s a fun game that your preschooler will love to play over and over again. Roll the die and move to the spot with the matching colored egg (similar to Candy Land). The first player to make it to the end, wins. Use mini erasers or other game pieces with this free printable.
Decorate paper Easter eggs with the corresponding number of stickers. This activity is a great way to strengthen number recognition and counting. Working with stickers is a fun way to build fine motor skills.
Looking for printable Easter activities? Little learners will have so much fun putting together these egg puzzles.
Give new life to your child’s favorite puzzles! Fill your eggs with puzzle pieces, hide them around the room, and have an egg hunt everyday! Use larger plastic eggs to hold larger puzzle pieces.
I love fun ideas that are simple to set up and try. This activity uses craft foam or paper eggs and stickers. Challenge your child to sort the stickers to the matching colored eggs. Sorting is one of the most important beginning math skills for preschoolers to work on. When all of the stickers are sorted, count how many ended up on each egg.
Easter Crafts for Preschoolers
This is a fun craft for kids of all ages that inspires creativity. I cut out egg shapes and small shapes from craft foam. Fill a cup with water and use a paint brush to paint the water on the window. Then stick the shapes on the window to to decorate over and over again in a variety of ways. My kids also also have a great time with this activity in the bath tub. The water is already there and the craft foam sticks to the tub and tile.
Find rainbows everywhere with your own rainbow scope. This is the perfect time to reuse an old coffee creamer container. Your preschooler will use this rainbow finder for hours of pretend play!
More Easter Preschool Activities
Give this Easter egg game a try! Fill pairs of eggs with different items. Different beans, macaroni, coins, mini erasers, pom poms, etc. Listen as you shake each egg. Try to match the eggs that make the same sound.
Transfer pom poms or small foam Easter eggs to any tray or mold. Use tongs, tweezers, or a clothes pin to move the items.
Do you have empty egg cartons? There are so many ways you can use them. Practice spelling your name. Write letters of your child’s name on the eggs and the carton. Match the letters to spell the name.
Use extra egg cartons to sort or match eggs by color or size. Write letters or numbers on the eggs and the carton to match with each other.
This Easter story memory game is the perfect way to strengthen memory skills and learn the story of why Easter is important all at once.
More Easter Ideas
Here’s more fun activities that I know you will love!
Try this Easter sensory bin from Pre-K Pages. This Easter egg sensory bin will inspire hours of sensory play.
I love this Easter bunny craft from Easy Peasy and Fun! It uses construction paper, googly eyes, glue, and a marker.
Peeps play dough from Little Hands for Little Bins
Paper plate Easter bunny craft from Our Kid Things. Use pipe cleaners for the whiskers as an added extra touch.
Jelly bean science experiment from Fantastic Fun and Learning
So which one of these fun Easter activities will you try first? From games and crafts to printables and puzzles, there are so many great ideas to try.