Kiddos love getting into the holidays, and I love watching their excitement! Below are a variety of Easter activities for toddlers and preschoolers.
I have it on good authority that elementary-aged children would love many of these ideas, too.
Oh, and be sure to grab the free printable rabbit shape mats at the bottom of the post!
Fun Easter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers!
Do you have any special Easter activities for toddlers or preschoolers that 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. After that, there are even more ideas to try with your students this Easter.
Easter Bunny Shape Mats
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.
Explore candy science with peeps slime this Easter.
What a great way to use leftover Easter candy for a fun learning experience!
Plastic Easter Egg Sculpture
This Easter art project 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.
Fine Motor Strips
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.
Homemade Easter Baskets
Use empty egg cartons to make special homemade 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!
Easter Letter Hunt
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 and some plastic Easter eggs.
3D Easter Canvas Art
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.
50+ Egg-y Easter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
This one is chock full of Easter egg activities for preschoolers and toddlers.
You’ll find art and crafts, science activities, decorating ideas, and so much more!
Easter Egg Hand Prints
Using kids’ hand prints to make art is a must when kids are still little. This hand print Easter art activity is great when your class is into making art with those cute hands.
Here’s a way to do just that, then let the children “decorate” their egg hand prints.
Even More Easter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
As promised, I have more activities you should try with the kids this Easter!
Peeps Play Dough | Still Playing School
You may have seen other peeps play dough recipes . . . but this is the one that started them all!
Often replicated, but nothing can beat the original science and sensory fun for Easter.
Fizzy Easter Eggs | Reading Confetti
We looooooove fizzy science around here, so this fizzy Easter activity was a huge hit! I love the literacy tie-ins as well.
Definitely one of our favorite Easter activities for toddlers, and older children will get a kick out if it as well.
Train Easter eggs | Play Trains
These engineer Easter eggs are perfect to make with the little engineers in your lives!
Montessori Easter Egg Rainbow Activity | Living Montessori Now
Fine motor skills, math, and practical life practice all rolled into one colorful activity.
Easter Egg Shell Craft | Powerful Mothering
I really appreciate how this egg shell craft can apply to a variety of ages. It can be sensory play, color learning, and arts/crafts, depending on what the children are into.
Bonus, it’s a way to use those leftover broken shells after Easter.
Easter Egg Filler Coupons | Ellie Petrov
Some non-candy fillers for the kiddos’ Easter eggs!
Grab the Easter coupons, print them out, and add them to plastic eggs inside the kids’ Easter baskets.
Q-Tip Painted Easter Eggs | No Time for Flash Cards
Allison introduced shades of colors to this Easter art activity.
What a fun way to explore and paint without using a paintbrush.
The Dissolving Peeps Experiment | Mom to 2 Posh L’il Divas
I’ll admit it, I just don’t like eating Peeps (*gasp*).
However, dissolving them in the name of science? That, I can get behind!
Plastic Easter Egg Number Fun | Rubberboots and Elf Shoes
Kiddos love to open and close plastic eggs, even if there’s nothing inside them. So why not use them to practice numbers and quantities?!
You’ll definitely want to add this to your list of Easter activities for toddlers and preschoolers!
Life-Size Easter Basket | Fun at Home with Kids
Yes please. I know I . . . I mean, the preschoolers . . . would love this giant Easter basket!
Seriously – who would pass this up? 🙂
Toddler Easter Art with Plastic Eggs | Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
A process art exploration of painting and plastic eggs!
Those little ones had a BLAST with this project!
Beginning Letter Sound Easter Egg Hunt | This Reading Mama
I love how this combined a mini egg hunt with important early literacy skills! It also includes a free printable.
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
Do you have any favorite books to read to the children around Easter?
Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Even More Easter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Get 25+ pages of hands-on early math fun for Easter. You can find our Easter Roll and Color Math Games here.
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.
You can also find us on Teachers Pay Teachers.
Free Easter Printable Shape Mats
Click the button below if you’d like to download the shape rabbit mats. These are great to use with play dough, mini erasers, buttons, or dry erase markers.
In addition to the free bunny shape mats, you’ll get to join Fun-A-Day’s free email community (for even more early childhood activities and ideas)!
Check out Fun-A-Day’s Easter Pinterest board for even more ideas!