If you are looking for some simple and playful Easter activities for children then this post has just the inspiration you need. No complicated crafts here...whether you are 2 or 12!
As an educator I don't tend to program or plan themed activities for celebrations like Easter and Christmas as often the good intentions end up not only stressing educators as they try to 'fit' all of their planned experiences into a rigid theme but also put pressure on children to focus on the outcome rather than the process or creativity and play that we normally encourage.
However, I also believe in offering a balance between 'process and product' rather than one approach being 'bad' and one 'good' ...as long as the activities are fun for everyone what's not to love?!
If you're a bit unsure how to approach Easter craft and activities take a look at the ideas we have collected for you below. There is something for all approaches and ages and whether you are a parent or early childhood educator everyone can have fun with these experiences all year round...no need to just save them for Easter 😉
To learn more about each activity click on the links above each photo collage. Let's do this...
Explore Using The Senses With These Playful Easter Activities
If you have children who don't like to get their hands messy or sticky this is a fun activity they can join in with using a craft stick to keep paint and glitter away from hands.
We then used them as part of our Easter egg hunt and decorations as they can easily be pushed into gardens, pot plants etc.
Creativity Using Different Processes & Materials
Ditch the paintbrushes and consider using different materials and mediums with your Easter crafts - also a perfect opportunity to use up some of that paper and cardboard from the recycle bin like we did with these egg cartons turned into colourful Easter baskets and trays.
Older children love expressing themselves creatively too so provide the materials for them to experiment with.
Colourful Easter Experimentation
Do you dye Easter eggs with your children? There are so many different ways to have fun exploring this process for varying ages...here are some of our favourites.
STEM Challenges for Easter - Ideal For School Age Children
Empowered Community Inspiration- Easter Activity Ideas
I always love sharing what our talented Empowered Educator Community members are up to. Take a look at some of their interesting Easter activity ideas and invitations.
What about some simple child decorated felt eggs for sequencing fun on the feltboard? So easy and using stickers challenges those emerging fine motor skills. See how we made ours here.
Are you a member of our Empowered Educator Facebook community yet? Join us HERE. We'd love to feature your play ideas and spaces too.
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A Little About Me
Jodie Clarke is an early childhood professional supporting educators who want and need to stay passionate about the work they do! She has 30 years hands-on experience in the early childhood and human services sectors across many different roles.
Jodie is mum to 3 in Australia and has already helped thousands of educators with their work through her popular blog posts, activity ideas, online training and e-books.