Add these Easter literacy activities into your lesson plans this spring. There are some super fun ideas in here to add to your bank of Easter activities for toddlers and preschoolers.
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With holidays comes a heightened sense of excitement in the classroom. Kids love the sense of anticipation that comes with knowing a big holiday is near, and you’ll love being able to pick from a variety of Easter activities to practice some literacy skills with your students.
The most effective preschool activities are of course those the kids find engaging. And these Easter literacy activities are sure to keep them interested!
We’ve got a little taste of different literacy activities here, from rhyming to alphabet practice to letter matching and syllables. All using bright and colorful Easter objects.
Easter Literacy Activities
I’ve gathered several activities your kids will not only enjoy, but also will learn from; the most effective way to teach, don’t you think? Click on each of the highlighted links to read more in-depth about each of the Easter literacy ideas.
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These Easter Egg Word Family Activities are great practice for sight words, vocabulary, and word families.
Practice beginning sounds while kids play with a favorite Easter object: plastic eggs!
Fine motor practicing preps for effortless writing, and these Easter fine motor strips will give your kids plenty of finger work.
This Easter literacy center activity encourages independent learning and all sorts of creative letter exploration.
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Plastic eggs are the star again with this fun Easter egg letter match game.
A Peter Rabbit ABC carrot patch is an adorable way for preschoolers to practice learning letters and sounds.
Another fun one, this hands-on Easter egg name game combines name recognition with fine motor skills for an effective Easter literacy activity.
An easy way to get kids interested is to give them an activity using their names. They will love this Easter egg name puzzle that can also be adapted for different sight words.
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Time for some syllable-practicing! This free Easter phonemic awareness printable is versatile and highly engaging.
Have the kids use this Easter egg rhyming words game to explore an important early literacy skill. This will give them good sight word practice as well!
Finally, we have a simple Easter alphabet activity that you can just print and go. However, as with many simple printables, there are loads of other ways the kids can use them!
Easter Literacy Supplies
You really don’t need to go out and grab a bunch of materials for all of these Easter literacy activities. Use what you already have on-hand, even if it’s not Easter-themed. The kids will still learn and have a lot of fun!
But if you ARE looking for some material suggestions, I have a few for you here (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
Preschool Lesson Plans for Easter
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes book suggestions, printable plans, over 30 learning activities (both whole group and centers) related to the theme, and corresponding printables. Click on the photos to grab your own:
And, of course, we have a ton of done-for-you literacy resources! Here are a few you should check out (click on the images to get your own):