Welcome Easter! We’ve loaded this post with free Easter preschool lesson plans which includes art and sensory exploration, literacy and book ideas, plus social-emotional learning, and math and science fun. You’ll find the whole bundle of Easter theme ideas at the end of this post in a FREE download of preschool lesson plans.
Free Easter Activities for Preschool Including Free Preschool Lesson Plans
There’s nothing more fun than celebrating Easter with preschoolers! If you don’t teach an Easter preschool theme, you should… preschoolers absolutely love interacting with plastic eggs and they are an easy and engaging way to infuse learning and fun.
From cute Easter crafts to counting eggs and playing visual discrimination games, it’s too fun not to include! Plus we’ve done the hard work of putting over 15 Easter activities together for you and your little learners!
FAQ About an Easter Preschool Theme
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.
Important Info About These Easter Lesson Plans
These lesson plans for preschoolers are just one theme in a set of over 60 that will become a part of my free Learn At Home Preschool Lesson Plans.
The Learn at Home Preschool Lesson Plans are free lesson plans you can use to teach your preschooler at home.
All the preschool learning activities are quick and easy to set up, designed to save time, requiring hardly any (if any at all) prep and only requires the most basic of household materials. This makes them especially easy for parents to implement…and this makes preschool teachers especially happy, too!
Just glance over the lessons each day, gather the very few materials needed, and you’re ready to go!
But don’t be fooled by the name “at home” preschool lesson plans! These activities work wonderfully in the classroom as well, and if you’re a preschool teacher who is remotely teaching you can send these lesson plans to your student’s parents.
Hands-on Easter Activities for Preschoolers
This post features sixteen preschool Easter activities that are bound to make celebrating extra fun for your preschoolers. I know you have a lot of curriculum options when searching for free homeschool preschool curriculum, and these thematic lesson plans are easy to add in.
Easter Literacy Activities for Preschoolers
Rainbow Writing Bunnies – Rainbow writing is a fun way to get added writing practice by writing each letter six times, once for each color of the rainbow. Use these free Easter alphabet tracing cards for a little extra writing and letter practice. Be sure to read extra ways to use this printable at the end of the post, too!
Easter Bunny Dictated Story – Show your preschooler a stuffed rabbit and an Easter basket, or the picture on the cover of these lesson plans. Ask your preschooler to draw a picture of the Easter Bunny and a basket of eggs. After your child is finished, ask her to tell you about her picture. Write down everything she says, exactly as she says it, and read it back to her.
Don’t Forget the Easter Picture Books!
A quality book list is a great way to set up your Easter learning theme! These Easter picture books are a great hit in my classroom and are sure to be a kid favorite in yours!
Easter Math & Science Activities for Preschoolers
Easter Egg Memory – Grab six plastic Easter eggs and separate the tops from the bottoms. Place them on a sheet of paper in rows of four. Trace a circle around each Easter egg to make a grid. Choose a set of six numbers your child is learning and write them in random circles. Then, fill in the remaining circles with the quantity. Return the Easter egg halves to the sheet of paper so they cover up the numbers and quantities. Now play a game of memory with your child.
What Can Make an Easter Egg Sink? – Challenge your preschooler to find items that are small, and heavy enough, to fill an Easter egg and make it sink in a tub of water. (Because this activity involves small items, it could be a choking hazard. Please supervise your preschooler or toddler closely).
Playful Learning Activities for Easter
Easter Name Hunt – Write the letters of your child’s name on small pieces of paper and put into them an Easter egg. You can also do this with letter manipulatives, which makes it even more fun. Hide the eggs around the house or in the backyard. Once your child has found them all, challenge your child to put the letters of his name in order. If your child is unsure of their name spelling, try writing it on a sentence strip, and definitely introduce these name spelling practice sheets.
Easter Egg Craft – Cut out an egg shape from paper or cardboard. Invite your preschooler to paint or decorate it using a variety of craft supplies. See this post for ideas. The possibilities are endless, but here is my favorite brand of washable paint for preschoolers.
Easter Egg Wrap – Have your preschooler wrap plastic eggs with a pipe cleaner. If you don’t have pipe cleaner, small rubber bands or even aluminum foil is fun.
Easter Themed Indoor Activities for Preschoolers to Keep Them Active
Baby Animals Gross Motor Game – Challenge your preschooler to pretend to be different baby animals. Here are some ideas: hop like a bunny, nap like a fawn, cheep like a chick, waddle like a duckling, etc. Or, check out this post.
Stuff the Egg – Use this fail-proof play dough recipe and invite your preschoolers to stuff Easter eggs with the play dough. This works on fine motor skills which help develop writing skills, and so does picking the playdough back out.
Easter Color Match – Give your preschooler a plastic egg and have her go on a scavenger hunt around the house for items of the same color. Repeat with multiple eggs. Or, fill Easter eggs with mismatched colors (like fabric scraps) and hide the Easter eggs around the house. Have your preschooler search for the eggs and then open them and match the colors appropriately.
Fun Preschool Activities for Easter
Zumba for Kids – Get your kiddos moving with some super fun Zumba songs that are appropriate for kids. Try these and then search your own.
Jelly Bean Race – Set out a bowl of jelly beans at one end of the kitchen, and an empty bowl at the other end. Use a spoon or gravy ladle to transfer the jelly beans from one bowl to the other. The goal is to race between the two bowls as quickly as possible, but without spilling any jelly beans! (Like an egg and spoon race).
Plant Flowers – Easter is a great time to start a garden. Try planting a packet of wildflowers.
Safe Online Easter Activities for Preschoolers
Online Story – Go to Storylineonline.net and listen to the book The Tale of Peter Rabbit and read by Rose Byrne. Look for a red button under the video called “Activity Guides” to find more related activities that pair with the book.
Bunny Game App – The game The Rabbit is a cute bunny rabbit game app that teaches all sorts of facts about rabbits while also working on basic toddler and preschool skills.
Fingerplay – Practice counting and rhythm by playing along with this Little Bunny Foo Foo. Try adding new verses based on things your preschooler is familiar with or needs help understanding.
Make Your Easter Theme Even Better!
These Easter-themed preschool toys and activities are a great way to add interest and excitement to your springtime theme! We hand-selected a few of our favorite Easter options. Click the pictures below for more details!
Get Your Free Easter Lesson Plans Here
Think this homeschool preschool curriculum is something your students’ parents might enjoy? It sure will make preschool at home a whole lot easier, I promise.
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Looking for More Easter Activities?
Do you have a budding Easter Bunny enthusiast? This Easter activity pack is for your little one. Packed full of uniquely hands-on, printable Easter-themed activities, preschoolers love celebrating their favorite spring holidays with these Easter activities.
This pack contains six fun and educational Easter activities appropriate for preschool through kindergarten. Three activities are math based, three are literacy based. All are fun.
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.