Are you looking for a way to incorporate some holiday fun into your literacy and math practice? These fun and engaging Easter activities will help your students practice important skills with a seasonal twist. In this post, I’m sharing a variety of activities that you can use to put together an Easter thematic unit for kindergarten.
Easter Literacy Activities
Your students will love practicing predictions with a fun Easter picture book! In “The Best Easter Eggs Ever!” by Jerry Smath, the Easter Bunny is going to choose a new egg design. Before finishing the story, students can predict which design will be chosen by the Easter bunny. Their prediction and the actual answer from the story can be recorded on this fun lift-the-flap worksheet.
After reading a book about egg designs, students will be ready to create their own Easter egg designs! First, students will decorate a blank egg with any designs, colors, and details that they choose.
Next, students will fill out a graphic organizer to record details about their egg design. Finally, students will write a descriptive sentence about the egg they decorated. This activity looks great displayed on an Easter bulletin board!
Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
If your students could use some extra practice with rhyming, try this Easter-themed phonemic awareness activity! On this worksheet, each chick is holding a different picture. Students will glue an egg with a rhyming word to the worksheet in order to create a flap. The end result is an interactive lift-the-flap rhyming activity with an Easter twist!
The egg fun can continue with this word-building activity. Students will spread a set of egg letter cards all over the table. As students rearrange the letters into different combinations, they will try to form words. Once they have spelled a word, they can write it on their recording sheet.
A fun way to practice sight words and phonics is with this sentence unscramble activity. Students can put the Easter themed cards in correct order to create sentences.
Bunny Trouble Writing and Craft
Your students will be eager to write after reading the story “Bunny Trouble” by Hans Wilhelm. In this story, a soccer-loving rabbit named Ralph gets stuck in a farmer’s cage just two days before Easter.
Your students can write about how they would save Ralph, then create an adorable rabbit craft to go with it!
Sequencing & Story Elements
There are even more fun Easter picture books to use for literacy practice during your Easter thematic unit! First, Big Bunny and the Easter Eggs is the perfect story to practice sequencing. After reading this story together as a class, students can create their own sequencing books!
Students will fill out each page with one of the bunny’s hiding places using the correct sequence from the story. At the end of the book, they can write their own sentence about where they would hide the Easter bunny!
It wouldn’t be an Easter unit study without reading “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter! After reading and discussing this picture book as a class, your students can create a story elements flip book! Each page has space for students to record story elements like setting, characters, and sequence. This resource will come in handy as students retell the story!
Easter Math Activities
The fun doesn’t have to end with literacy practice! You can add an Easter twist to math instruction, as well.
This unit has many opportunities for your young learners to gain a deeper understanding of addition and subtraction by decomposing numbers.
First, students will use an Easter basket mat and Easter egg manipulatives to model different ways to make a number.
After students have had a chance to practice decomposing numbers, they can complete a flip book! This is another engaging way for students to see the different ways to make a sum.
Students can continue the decomposing fun with larger numbers in this carrot flip book!
Another hands-on way to help students practice decomposing numbers is this interactive sorting activity. Each rabbit has a number on its nose and students will match the correct addition equations to each rabbit.
Finally, your students will love to put together everything they’ve learned with a sweet treat! Give each student a number of jellybeans and a plastic egg. As students split the candy between two halves of the plastic egg in different combinations, they can record the equations.
Could your students use more subtraction practice? Add some Easter fun to keep them engaged! Your students will have fun with this stealing carrots activity. They will model each subtraction equation with paper carrot manipulatives and a sneaky rabbit!
You can also add jellybeans to subtraction practice! Students can model several subtraction equations by placing a number of candies in the basket and then removing some. They love eating their sweet treat after finishing all of the math practice!
Colorful Easter eggs serve as great inspiration for sorting and graphing practice! After coloring and cutting out a variety of eggs, students will tally and graph how many eggs they have of each type. They can also complete addition problems as they add different combinations of eggs.
A small bag of Easter candies can give students another opportunity to practice sorting and graphing! Students can sort the candy by color, then graph the results. They’ll enjoy the sweet treat as a reward for their hard work!
Printable Easter Thematic Unit
All of the activities pictured above (and more!) can be found in my printable Easter Unit for Kindergarten. It is full of literacy and math activities that will keep your students engaged in learning during the busy spring months! Included in this resource is a unit-at-a-glance PDF that outlines how you could use these activities over five days of instruction.
If you’d like to add this unit to your Easter lesson plans, you can find this resource in the A Spoonful of Learning shop or on TPT.
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