Below are a variety of Easter activities for toddlers and preschoolers. You’ll find ideas for sensory play, science, literacy, math, crafts, and more!
Related: Holiday Activities for Preschoolers
Young children love getting into the holidays, don’t they? And I have to admit that I love watching their excitement! If your toddlers and preschoolers love all things Easter, you’re in the right place.
This is the one-stop-shop for your Easter planning. Especially because I have it on good authority that elementary-aged children would love many of these ideas, too.
Easter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Do you have any special Easter activities you love doing each year? I find it fun to see what each new class is interested in and go from there.
For example, one year my class was super into collaborative art projects and loved coming up with group canvas art ideas. So, of course, we made sure to make a few special Easter canvases together.
Another year, the kids were all about exploring engineering concepts and had a blast with a variety of engineering activities for kids. That year, we put together Easter constructions. Who knows what future Easters will bring!
Below you’ll find Fun-A-Day’s Easter activities for kids. I like to say that these are kid-tested and teacher-approved ideas since multiple sets of kids have enjoyed them. I have them categorized a bit by subject area so they’re easier for you to navigate.
After all of our ideas, there are even more Easter activities for toddlers and preschoolers for you to try. They’re ideas from others that were also well-received in my classroom or at home.
Easter Literacy Activities for Preschoolers
Let’s kick things off with some Easter-themed literacy ideas for the kids.
Related: Easter Egg Activities
You can use these printable Easter fine motor strips with a wide variety of materials. Consider using mini erasers, glass gems, math manipulatives, play dough, or even dry erase markers with the strips. They’re also perfect for cutting practice. No matter how you use them, those pre-writing muscles are getting a workout.
Match Easter eggs to baskets with our Easter beginning sounds printable matching game. This game is perfect for teaching the kids how to identify the initial sounds in spoken words.
Use this super simple Easter alphabet activity to explore letter names, letter matching, or letter sounds. It’s so easy to set up. You just need to grab the free printable, magnetic letters, and some plastic Easter eggs.
Sensory and Science Easter Ideas
Next up in our collection of Easter activities for toddlers and preschoolers we have sensory (and science!) fun. Tons of hands-on ideas that encourage problem-solving, language development, and exploring the world around us.
Make a super colorful Easter sensory bin with your favorite sensory fillers. I love that this sensory invitation has so many open-ended opportunities for the kids. They can pour and dump, or they can “decorate” an egg (among other things).
Grab some bunny toys and set up a rabbit sensory bin for your students. This one doubles as a small world play activity.
Use old paper scraps as the base for a chicken sensory bin! Pop in some chicken Easter eggs and pompoms and you’re good to go. Add this one to your list of Easter activities for toddlers (and preschoolers!) right now.
Put together a carrot garden sensory bin for your little rabbits. You can add bunny toys if you’d like, or let the children pretend to be farmers planting and harvesting carrots.
Explore candy science with peeps slime this Easter. What a great way to use leftover Easter candy for a fun learning experience!
Use our Easter playdough mats to work on fine motor and hand strengthening skills.
Break out the baking soda, vinegar, and Easter cookie cutters for an Easter baking soda and vinegar experiment. It’ll be even more engaging if you add some food coloring!
Set up an Easter messy play invitation using sensory materials and tools you already have on-hand.
Be sure to check out some ideas for Easter sensory bottles, too. They’re a hit with toddlers and preschoolers, alike.
Math Activities for Easter
Grab those colorful manipulatives and loose parts for some math-themed Easter activities for toddlers and preschoolers!
Use the free printable bunny shape mats to explore some basic shapes with the kids. This can be done during or after Easter, or anytime you might be discussing shapes or rabbits.
Make a counting eggs printable book with your students this Easter. What a great way to work on early math AND literacy skills!
Easter calendar numbers can be used in SO MANY ways in your classroom. They’re perfect in traditional or linear calendars, and they can be used to practice a variety of early math skills.
Crafty Easter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
And now we’re on to art and craft ideas for your Easter plans! Some of these ideas are perfect for both toddlers and preschoolers. Others are geared a bit more towards preschoolers. You know your students best, so keep their needs in mind when deciding what to do!
My preschoolers loved making this Easter egg art together on one canvas. Of course, you could let your kids make individual versions if you’d rather. I think it would also work very well on thick paper if you don’t have any canvases on-hand.
This Easter egg sculpture is a fun and artistic way to use extra plastic eggs! My preschoolers and I used a glue gun during this activity, but I’d suggest play dough or glue dots for younger kiddos.
Let your students make their own bunny bag craft before an egg hunt. They can be as simple or as detailed as the children want!
If your students love creating with their hands, have them make an Easter egg handprint. Once it’s dry, the kids can “decorate” with more paint. Plus it’s a sweet keepsake.
Make recycled homemade egg carton Easter baskets that are perfect for toddler and preschooler egg hunts. Ask your students’ parents to donate egg cartons a couple of weeks ahead of time!
Finally, make some Easter cookie cutter art with your students. More details coming soon.
Even More Easter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
As promised, I have more activities you should try with the kids this Easter! These are Easter ideas for kids from others. We’ve tried many of them, or they’re on our “to-try” list:
- Train Engineer Easter Eggs from Play Trains!
- Easter Egg Rainbow from Living Montessori Now
- Easter Egg Shell Craft from Powerful Mothering
- Q-Tip Painted Easter Eggs from No Time for Flash Cards
- Life-Sized Easter Basket from Fun at Home with Kids
So, which of these ideas are you going to try out first?! I know, I know – too many great activities makes it harder to choose!
Do you have any Easter activities for toddlers or preschoolers you think I should add to the list? If so, be sure to tell me in the comments below.
Easter Books to Read with the Kids
I couldn’t just leave you with preschool Easter activities, right? You know I have to share some book ideas, too! There are so many to choose from. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Do you have any favorite books you read around Easter?
Easter Lesson Plans for Preschool
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our done-for-you Easter lesson plans. The plans have over 100 pages of early learning fun for the kids and include activities for whole class, small group, and center times. You’ll find printable lesson plans, activity explanations, book suggestions, and coordinating printables for preschool children. Click on the image below to get your own:
We also have an Easter egg roll and color math game that the kids LOVE! It comes with multiple versions of the game so you can highlight the concepts your kids need most. Click on the image below to get your own:
You can also find us on Teachers Pay Teachers.