The stores have all turned to pastel colors as Easter is quickly approaching. Are your preschoolers getting excited for the upcoming holiday? Mine sure are! Here are six printable Easter activities for preschoolers.
This download includes three Easter math activities and three Easter literacy activities to round out your preschool learning centers.
Engaging Printable Easter Activities for Preschoolers
Even if the Easter Bunny isn’t your thing, there are a lot of fun, and even academic, ways to enjoy the Easter season with your preschoolers.
These printable Easter activities for preschoolers hit a lot of math skills as well as literacy skills. They are just the right addition to your Easter themed preschool centers, and can even fit into your spring preschool theme, too.
You see, there can be a lot of overlap between Easter and spring. Baby animals, warming weather, flowers, bugs and even all the pastel colors.
My little boys have been loving these printable activities.
They are easy to prep, like all my printables, and work on both literacy and math skills. From number identification and sequencing to letter matching and sound recognition.
My preschoolers have been enjoying these Easter activities in our preschool centers, but I also love them for small group work, too!
Check out my new printable Easter activities for preschoolers below!
FAQ About Teaching an Easter Theme in Preschool
Incorporating math and literacy into any theme is very easy. For an Easter theme, you can use plastic easter eggs to create hands-on activities or use Easter-themed printables.
These Easter-themed literacy activities teach rhyming, upper and lower-case letter matching, and phonemes. These Easter-themed math activities include number sense, patterns, measurement and simple addition.
Plastic Easter eggs are so fun and versatile! They can be used in water play, sensory bins, science experiments such as fizzy baking soda & vinegar, five senses activities with mystery items inside, scavenger hunts, and fine motor activities.
There are tons of preschool themes that are suitable for springtime! Some popular spring themes include weather and rainbows, animals, flowers, nature, bugs and insects, and garden/pond life.
Many holidays celebrated in the spring are also great for themes. Some holidays besides Easter, include Earth Day and St. Patrick’s Day.
Add a Sensory Bin
Grab some paper grass, plastic eggs, and an old egg carton to create this simple Easter sensory bin.
6 Easter Preschool Activities that are Printable
These printables are designed to be laminated and used again and again in your preschool centers and small group activities.
But even if you are just using these Easter printables in your home, your preschooler will love being able to do them over and over again, and she’ll gets lots of practice, too!
Ready for the best printable Easter activities for preschoolers? These will complete your Easter themed lesson plans.
Printable Easter Activity #1 – Easter Counting Clip Cards
Preschoolers count the number of items and then use clothespins or paper clips to clip the corresponding numeral.
Clip cards are a fun way to reinforce basic concept skills such as counting and letter identification but also they are a fantastic way to encourage fine motor skills! Preschoolers love the challenge of using the clothes pin to place on the card. This helps them work a modified pincer grasp, which is necessary for a mature pencil development.
Paper clips are a good alternative, although your preschooler will not get the same pincer grasp movement but rather fine motor coordination.
Printable Easter Activity #2 – Easter Counting Puzzles
Use the numerals on each puzzle strip to order the pieces and put together the puzzle.
These puzzles help preschoolers with number identification and sequencing. They also expose preschoolers to basic concepts of increasing and decreasing quantities. The pictures are bright and colorful and inviting. They have plenty of imagery to help preschoolers figure out the number order if they have not mastered all number identification.
Printable Easter Activity #3 – Easter Push Tracing Mats
Use a button and push it along the dashed lines to get the Easter eggs to the basket. These pages can also be used as traditional tracing sheets.
Push tracing is a good alternative for preschoolers who either don’t have any interested in tracing or for preschoolers who find tracing frustrating because of an immature pencil grasp. In fact, if your preschool has no interest in drawing or coloring it might be because they have an immature pencil grasp, which means they need more fine motor work that mimics the pincer and tripod grasp without it feeling laborious. Push tracing helps solve that problem.
We used a transparent math counter here, but you can also use pom poms, floral pebbles, table scatter gems, or buttons. You can even put these sheets in a dry erase pocket and use dry erase markers for traditional tracing. But our favorite thing to do was to ” trace the lines” with thin playdough snakes.
Printable Easter Activity #4 – Easter Bingo
Draw a bingo picture card from a bag or pile and place a marker over the corresponding picture on the game piece. The player to get five markers in a row wins that round.
Don’t skip “the games” this Easter! Easter bingo is one of my favorite ways to add literacy work to my preschool Easter centers. That’s right. Literacy. Games like bingo where a preschooler must find and match pictures help develop visual discrimination skills which are required for learning how to read.
They are also just good cognitive exercises, too. This pack includes six different game boards and over thirty different colorful Easter images, too!
Printable Easter Activity #5 – Easter Ten Frame Matching
Match the numbered Easter eggs to the corresponding ten frame Easter basket.
How cute is this Easter ten frame activity! Preschoolers get to practice one to one correspondence skills and number identification by matching the numbered Easter eggs to the corresponding ten frame Easter basket. Numbers range from 1-20 so you can pick and choose the card sets your preschooler needs the most help on.
While I didn’t take the time to cut out the Easter eggs to be rounded, they are even cuter and more inviting if you take that extra step!
Printable Easter Activity #6 – Easter Draw and Cover
Draw an Easter bunny letter card and use a counter to cover the Easter basket with the corresponding letter on it.
The goal here is to go through the entire alphabet and make all the matches. Sometimes it’s fun to organize the cards so that the letters in your preschooler’s name are drawn first. That gets them excited about the activity!
But I always recommend starting with the most familiar letters anyway and it helps keep your preschooler from automatically feeling defeated if they have not completely mastered all their letters.
Grab Your Printable Easter Activity Pack Here!
Think these printable Easter activities for preschoolers are just the thing you need to add to your preschool centers? (They are.) Seriously, they are so fun!
You can grab them below.
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.