Check out a huge collection of over 40 Easter egg activities for kids of all ages to try. There are activities to cover every major subject area, including math, literacy, science, sensory play, and arts and crafts! We even throw in a few egg decorating ideas. Easter egg activities are always top of the list when it comes to planning our Easter activities for preschool.
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Easter Egg Activities
So, I have to admit something. I get overwhelmed with all of the amazing ideas that are out there for Easter! Is that just me? Okay, maybe it is just me.
I’m usually very much a Type B person. Just ask my friends. Or my sister. Wait, don’t do that. You don’t need to hear all of those stories! But the early childhood teacher in me comes out to deal with all of the fun ideas I have saved for Easter. Maybe you want things organized into categories and all ready to go, too. So I thought I’d share the Easter egg activities with you!
Now I just have to figure out which ideas to try first!
Math with Easter Eggs
These hands-on math activities for preschoolers are perfect for an egg theme or when planning learning ideas before Easter.
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Easter Egg Roll and Color Math Game from Fantastic Fun and Learning – Roll the (printable) dice for a number word and color in the corresponding number. Great for identifying numbers and number words zero through five!
Make Your Own Memory Game from Happily Ever Mom – When you hide pairs of small household objects under Easter egg halves, you have an instant learning game!
DIY Easter Egg Dominoes from Simple Play Ideas – Make egg-shaped dominos and then match the numbers to play. There’s a toddler-friendly version, too!
Easter Egg Color Grading from Gift of Curiosity – Kids place paper eggs in order from lightest to darkest.
Easter Egg Rainbow from Living Montessori Now – A fun practical life and sensorial Montessori activity. Sorting small “eggs” into plastic Easter eggs is great fine motor work, too!
Egg Activities All About Literacy
These Easter egg literacy ideas are perfect for kids of varying ages – from preschool up through first grade.
Related: Free Printable Easter Alphabet Activity
Easter Beginning Sounds Printable from Fun-A-Day – Match Easter eggs to the corresponding basket based on initial sounds.
Egg-themed CVC Word Game from Mess for Less – Paint chips make wonderful Easter eggs! Then have the child work with some consonant eggs and some word ending eggs to make words.
“Rotten Eggs” Sight Word Game from Growing Book by Book – Who can be the first to collect six sight words? But don’t grab the “rotten” egg!
Easter Egg Word Game from The Measured Mom – Sight words are fun to practice when they’re printed on Easter eggs! The free printable template could also be used for letters or math facts.
Beginning Letter Sounds Egg Hunt from This Reading Mama – Hide small objects in plastic Easter eggs. Then when found, work together to match the object with its beginning sound.
Stacking Eggs in ABC Order from The Stay-At-Home Mom Survival Guide – A simple game to reinforce ABC order. I love the gross motor component, too!
Egg Hunt to Make Words from Hands On As We Grow – Hide foam letters in plastic eggs, then use the letters to make words.
Plastic Egg Name Game from Fantastic Fun and Learning – A sweet game where the child matches the letters of their name with both plastic eggs and pastel baking cups.
Science-Filled Egg Activities
We are huge fans of science experiments and explorations around here. What about you? These egg-themed science ideas will definitely keep your little scientists engaged.
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Hatching Eggs with Kids from Fun-A-Day – There’s nothing better than seeing eggs hatch in real life!
Explore Color and Light with Plastic Eggs from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds – A light table or projector makes plastic eggs magical for toddlers.
Shrinking and Bouncing Eggs from Playdough to Plato – These three egg science experiments are some of the coolest I’ve seen!
Reverse Easter Egg Hunt from Crystal and Co. – In this reverse hunt, kids search for nature objects to fill their eggs.
Floating Eggs Science from Fantastic Fun and Learning – Will eggs sink or float? What happens when salt is added to the water?
Rainbow Rubber Eggs from Babble Dabble Do (not pictured) – These bounce-able eggs are perfect for the science fair!
Sensory Play Activities with Easter Eggs
These egg-inspired sensory play experiences are just plain beautiful. Their colors are so inviting, and you know the kids will have a blast with each of them.
Related: Counting eggs printable book
Easter Sensory Play with Wooden Eggs from Fun at Home with Kids – A great way to reinforce colors!
Easter Egg Sensory Shakers from Laughing Kids Learn – Clear eggs make wonderfully stimulating instruments that are full of sight and sound.
Sensory Easter Game from Stir the Wonder – This sensory bin doubles as a math activity as children practicing counting objects and work on one-to-one correspondence.
Bunny and Egg Sensory Bin from The Chaos and the Clutter – Dyed rice and Easter manipulatives from around the house make for an easy sensory bin.
Egg-Themed Art and Craft Activities for Kids
You can probably tell that I had a hard time narrowing down the Easter egg activities art and craft ideas. Each of these art activities is sure to inspire kids’ creativity during an Easter-themed week.
Plastic Easter Egg Art and STEM Project from Fun-A-Day – An open-ended STEM activity that is 100% child-led and incredibly creative!
3D Easter Egg Art from Fun-A-Day – A collaborative process art project that gets the whole class working together with one beautiful result.
Easter Egg Hand Prints from Fun-A-Day – This one is perfect for kids who love making art with their hand prints.
Potato Stamping Easter Eggs from How Wee Learn – Potato stamping is a classic! Don’t miss her tips on how to make the stamped images as clear as possible.
Book-Inspired Watercolor Egg Art from Buggy and Buddy – A child-led process art project that lets them be the designer! I love how they use the book for inspiration.
Plastic Easter Egg Wreath from Edventures with Kids (not pictured) – #8 on their list is an adorable, colorful wreath that is completely kid-made and also works fine motor muscles!
Easter Egg Yarn Craft from No Time for Flash Cards – The process to make these eggs is so simple and has such a beautiful finished product!
Black Glue Easter Egg Art from I Heart Crafty Things – The black glue on these eggs really makes the colors pop!
Felt Easter Eggs from Fireflies and Mud Pies – These are easy to create and enhance creativity, fine-motor skills, and color recognition. I love how you can do them again and again.
Tin Foil Easter Eggs from Happy Hooligans – Beautiful eggs that are made with things you already have around the house.
Salt Dough Easter Eggs from Powerful Mothering – Super colorful eggs that can be reused year after year.
Ideas for Decorating Easter Eggs, Too!
I’ve tried almost all of these egg decorating ideas with my son and my students. We seriously loved each technique that we tried. Do you have a favorite way to decorate eggs?
Decorating Easter Eggs with Watercolors from Happy Hooligans – Super easy designs made by dripping liquid watercolors, then a secret ingredient makes them shiny.
Frames on Easter Eggs from The Artful Parent – Providing frames seem to inspire fresh creativity when drawing on eggs!
Train Easter Eggs from Play Trains – Thomas fans will love these train eggs.
Dyeing Wooden Easter Eggs from Plain Vanilla Mom – The wood makes the dyed eggs so vibrant! Then they can be used for egg hunts, counting, color sorting, patterning and so much more.
Volcano Egg Dyeing from Toddler Approved – These are beautiful, but the process to dye them is absolutely the best part.
Decorating Ukrainian Easter Eggs from The Educators’ Spin On It – This takes the wax crayon resist concept to the next level!
Glittered Easter Eggs from Plain Vanilla Mom – Perfect for adding a little bling to your Easter basket.
Melted Wax Easter Eggs from Fun Littles – I love how these have a slight 3D texture when finished.
I hope all of these awesome Easter egg activities have inspired you to play, learn, and create with your kiddos! Do you have any ideas to add to this list?
Materials for Easter Egg Activities
When I think of Easter, Easter eggs in particular, the first thing that comes to mind is lots of pastel or bright colors. And as preschool teachers, it wouldn’t surprise me if you already have all of the colorful materials you’ll need for the Easter egg activities stocked up in your classroom.
But, perhaps you’re looking for some recommendations for all of your Easter activities this Spring. If that’s the case, here are my suggestions (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Colorful scented rice
- Spring paper baking cups
- Recyclable paper shred
- Washable paint
- Liquid watercolors
- Jelly beans
- Craft gems
- Assorted yarn
Keep in mind that this list is not extensive. You can use products that you already have on hand or shop around for products that get your creativity flowing. Or you can use things you already have on-hand. As long as the students are engaged in the creative process, the activities you set up are going to be a hit!
Easter Egg Picture Books
All these egg activities and projects would pair perfectly with a picture book – in fact, I think almost every activity pairs perfectly with a book! Here are some of our favorites about Easter eggs and Easter. I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.
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Preschool Lesson Plans and Resources for Easter
Below you’ll find two ready-to-go lesson plan sets, as well as one roll and count math pack. All three would be great to use around Easter with the preschoolers.
The lesson plan packs come with completed, printable lesson plans full of hands-on learning activities for preschool children. They both have book suggestions, whole group activities, small group activities, center ideas, and coordinating printables to use with the kids.
The Easter roll and count math pack has 16 differentiated game mats and 9 print-and-assemble math cubes. These games are great for preschool through early elementary.
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Originally published March 2018.
Ann @ My Nearest and Dearest says
Wow! So many good ideas! 🙂
Mary Catherine says
Thanks, Ann! 🙂
Deb @ Living Montessori Now says
What an awesome roundup! Thanks so much for including my Easter egg rainbow! I pinned your post to my Kids’ Easter Activities Pinterest Board. 🙂
Mary Catherine says
Thanks so much, Deb – for the kind words, linking up each week, and pinning. 🙂 I wish I had more time so we could try out all of the Easter egg activities!!