Pre-K & Preschool theme ideas for Easter
Look for the Rabbit Grid Game on the Grid Games page.
Look for the Rabbit Bingo Game on the Bingo Games page.
Printable pattern block mats in blackline and color. Look for the rabbit mats to use with an Easter theme.
Find Preschool Christian Easter Activities here.
Carrot Letter Search
Read the blog post: Carrot Letter Search
Easter Egg Hunt
I send a note home to parents asking them to send in plastic Easter eggs filled with goodies; for example, stickers, erasers, candy, plastic rings, plastic animals, or other small toys. No one is obligated to bring anything in; we use whatever amount of eggs we receive. I make sure in advance that we have enough eggs for every child to have 12. Children collect their eggs in an empty, sterilized egg carton. I tell the children that when their egg carton is full, they are done, and I have them sit down on the grass and look at their surprises.
Papier mache eggs can be purchased from a craft store (such as Hobby Lobby) for children to paint. I like this kind of egg decorating because these eggs are less fragile than real eggs and can be saved by the children’s parents. School quality tempera paints usually come in bright colors, but you can give the children some white tempera to mix with the colors to make pastels. The children always enjoy mixing paints.
Play Dough Eggs
I add plastic Easter eggs of different sizes to the play dough area. The kids enjoy filling the eggs with play dough or making play dough baskets for the eggs.
Dramatic Play Eggs
I put a basket of plastic eggs in our Housekeeping Center and the children enjoy hiding the eggs and finding them. I have noticed they use them in a variety of ways, putting them in pots for cooking or using one-to-one correspondence to put an egg in each section of a muffin tin.
This is an activity that goes with any theme. Choose a book that goes with the theme, and have the children retell the story.
Read the blog post here for details: story retelling
Rabbits hop in a zig zag when they are trying to get away from their prey. For this movement activity, use masking tape to make a zig zag on the floor. Have children hop in a zig zag pattern from one point on the zig zag lines to the next point.