Easter Educational Crafts and Activities: Babies and Preschoolers

Once you make it past valentines and all the paper hearts and crafts, then (at least here in south Louisiana) you are making Mardi Gras masks and decorating shoe box floats.

Then comes spring and with it, Easter.

Easter crafts and activities can be easy. Keep learning in mind and engage those little fingers in fun.

Here are a few suggestions from your preschool for learning activities that your children will love to try at home.

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Easter activities for Babies:

The best Easter activities for babies are typically easy little to no mess crafts that let them explore textures and the world around them.

  • This no mess painting is perfect to keep kids clean, while letting your baby play with texture. no mess painting easter activity for preschoolers

    These Easter eggs came out so cute. Or maybe try all yellow and turn into an Easter chick.

  • Older babies are leaning to move objects around. Letting them decorate with Felt and Velcro or this idea with a sticky egg works on fine motor skills and young kids will love moving items around. Make sure items are big enough they can hold!
  • This age crafts are usually handprints or footprints that parents keep on the fridge forever. Here is a cute example of how to turn those sweet baby prints into Easter bunnies, carrots, and a chick.Extra points if you combined the no mess painting from #1 and handprints to make a cute little chick!!!

Easter activities for Toddlers:

Keep those toddler hands busy with easy Easter activities the kids will love.

A cheap bag of plastic Easter eggs can keep a toddler very busy. fine motor actvity for toddlers Love this Idea of using a spoon or tongs to transfer the eggs from one bowl to another.

This helps work on independence and cognitive thinking.

Use those plastic Easter eggs again and have them sort them into separate colors, or hide little things like pom-poms inside the eggs that they can separate by size or color.

This is an example where they used smaller eggs, just make sure the size is age appropriate for your child.

Paper, markers and some stickers are all you need for this easy craft idea. Toddlers will have so much fun placing the stickers and, there’s no mess to clean up!

You can also add tissue paper or draw any sort of shape, maybe try an Easter Basket with egg stickers.

Easter activities for Pre-Schoolers:

Share the Easter holiday with your child, and practice skills they are learning in our program.

Easter preschool crafts are about leaning and getting them to participate.

Early preschool age practicing letters and sound recognition can be fun.

Check out this super cute and simple craft. Kids will love helping with the glue!

color by number cross easter activity

For an easy activity for preschoolers, try this color by number.

Or get really creative and make your own, use letters or shapes anything you want to help them practice.

Make sure your preschooler is practicing good hand holding techniques and working to stay in the lines when they are coloring.

easter egg preschool lacing activity

This craft can be as easy as cutting out a shape that the child can color, then punching holes.

You can use yarn or shoelaces. Easter bunnies, Easter Baskets, carrots, or eggs, the options are endless.

Crafts like this can help with fine motor skills and learning patterns.

You can work with them in learning to lace them up and down, or around the card.

Those older preschoolers can even start practicing making a bow at the ends.

No matter what Easter activities you and your baby, toddler, or preschooler decide together, the most important thing to do is to simple have fun.  Enjoy your time together!

Jessica Pitts-Schisler

Jessica Pitts-Schisler

Hi, I’m Jessica and I’m from Ocean Springs, MS. This is my first year as an employee but second year as a parent in the program.

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