Easter for young learners is another exciting holiday full of fun, food, and CANDY! You can add even more excitement by engaging your learners with lots of fun-filled Easter activities for kindergarten!
There are so many fun Easter crafts, games, and activities that you can do. However, having hands-on Easter math and literacy activities, you can include learning with this holiday that doesn’t take any of the fun away!
I thought I would share with you some of my favorite kindergarten Easter activities. You can include these ideas in your classroom or home. These Easter activities include math, reading, writing, crafts, fine motor skills, and more!
Easter Read Alouds
- The Best Easter Eggs Ever
- Bunny Trouble
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- The Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs
- How to Catch the Easter Bunny
- The Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Eggs
- Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
- Happy Easter Little Critter
- It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny
- The Night Before Easter
These adorable stories will get students even more excited for Easter. I love to read some of these Easter stories for enjoyment and some that include follow-up activities.
All of these books are a wonderful addition to your classroom library. It is so much fun watching your students pick up a book that you have read aloud to them and listen to them retell the story using the pictures.
Easter Activities for Kindergarten
I am sure that you knew I could not resist creating a thematic unit for Easter. The number of engaging math activities, literacy activities, and ideas are endless!
Let’s take a look at some of the activities included in my Easter Unit.
Secret Number with Jelly Beans
There is something special about plastic Easter eggs. The amount of joy that they bring children is magical. Wait until you see their faces when you tell them that they get to find out what their secret number is when they open up a plastic Easter egg.
Too much excitement to even handle! In all honesty, this Secret Number Decomposing math activity has students choose a plastic egg from a basket. They open up the egg and count how many jellybeans they have. The number of jellybeans they have in their plastic egg is their SECRET NUMBER!
Students write their secret number on the Easter worksheet and then begin decomposing their secret number by finding all of the addition equations that they can make with that secret number. The best part is getting to eat those jellybeans at the end!
Rhyming is such an important skill to continue to practice throughout the year. It not only is enjoyable for students, but it builds early literacy skills like phonemic awareness and fluency development.
These rhyming chicks are so cute. Especially when they hatch! Students place the egg with a picture on top of the chick that has the correct rhyming picture. They glue the egg and flip it up to see the chick underneath. This interactive part makes it look like hatching rhyming chicks!
Spring M&M’s Sort and Graph
Have you tried the Easter edition M&M’s? I love the colors and they are perfect to add to a sorting activity.
Give each student a fun-size bag of the Easter M&M’s and have them sort the M&M’s onto the eggs by color. Next, students fill in a graph and data worksheet to show the M&M’s they sorted from their fun size bag.
Easter Read Aloud Writing Craft
Have you read the story, “Bunny Trouble“? If your students enjoy sports they will love this soccer loving bunny!
After reading this story, a follow-up activity I like to do is to have students write about what they would do to help save Ralph the bunny. You will have to read the story to find out exactly why he needs help! Of course, I added a bunny craft to go with the writing!
Sorting Addition Equations
Have you been working on decomposing numbers? Students get amazed when different addition equations can equal the same number and this activity does just that!
Students get to solve and sort different addition equations by their sum. They will place the equation under the correct sum on the rabbit. Add a little twist when this activity is completed by folding on the lines and having these rabbits stand up on the table!
Making Predictions with an Easter Read Aloud
Sometimes when I have a read-aloud, I like to stop right at the most suspenseful part! I like to make it even more suspenseful by having students predict what they think will happen.
With the story “The Best Easter Eggs Ever“, I have students predict what egg they think will win the contest. Students get to color the egg what they think and place an egg cut out on top to hide their prediction.
Then, I gather everyone back together to finish reading the story and to find out if their predictions were correct. Students get to go back to their worksheets and write the result. You can even let your students share their prediction and final results with a friend or with the class!
Easter Bunny Subtraction
We have been continuing subtraction practice. Even though this is a skill that has been practiced for a while, you can always make it engaging and fun with some hands-on activities.
This Easter math activity has students practice solving subtraction equations by placing the correct number of carrots in the garden. Then, they take away some of the carrots and give them to the bunny in the cup. The number of carrots left on the garden field is the answer to the subtraction equation.
Easter Read Aloud Flipbook
Peter Rabbit is such a classic story and the perfect one to add to kindergarten Easter activities. I remember listening to this story and singing songs about Peter Rabbit when I was little and always look forward to getting to share this with my class.
Did you know that there are so many story elements that can be practiced? I have created a flipbook for students to write about the setting, main character, beginning, middle, and end of the story.
Decomposing Numbers with Eggs
The last activity I am sharing has students practicing more decomposing of numbers. This skill can be quite challenging to not only learn but also to teach! Therefore, I like to practice decomposing numbers a lot and in many different ways.
For this Easter activity, students practice decomposing numbers using eggs in two baskets. They will place the correct number of eggs on the basket mat to show the number they are decomposing. Then, they move the eggs around between the two baskets to show all of the addition equations for that number.
Fun Easter Activities for Kindergarten
I hope you had fun reading and looking at some Easter activities for kindergarten!
If you are looking for some new Easter activities and ideas for your classroom, this Easter Unit for kindergarten will give you lots of fun and hands-on learning. There are still so many more math and literacy activities included that were not shown above.
You will find 18 different activities in this Easter Unit. The skills in these Easter activities include:
- Making Predictions
- Story Elements
- Sentence Scrambles
- Descriptive Writing
- Problem Solving
- Fine Motor Skills
- and so much more!
Save These Kindergarten Easter Activities for Later
Do you have some favorite Easter activities that you like to do in your classroom? I would love to hear! Leave me a comment below and share with me!
Be sure to save these Easter activities and ideas for kindergarten to your favorite Pinterest board so that you can come back any time for engaging activities that you can add to your classroom or home this Easter!