Easter Theme

Pre-K & Preschool theme ideas for learning about Easter.

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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.

Easter Egg Hunt Preschool

Egg Decorating

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.

Easter Play Dough

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.

Easter Eggs

Story Retelling

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

Rabbit Hopping

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.

Rabbit Run Zig Zag in Preschool

Easter Grid Game

Read about and print the Easter Grid Game here.

Easter Grid Game

Easter Bingo Stamping Game

Read about and print the Easter Bingo Game here.

Easter Bingo

Rabbit Pattern Block Mats

Print the Rabbit Pattern Block Mats here.

Easter Pattern Block Mats


Find more Easter Activities for Pre-K on the category page.


You might like this Easter Letter Sounds A-Z game, available in my shop.
Easter Letter Sounds A-Z