When you have small kids seasonal activities are an ideal opportunity to do something fun with them. My two daughters used to love making cards, painting, and glueing things when they were toddlers. It also helps your preschooler with learning e.g. about colours and shapes, and improves their fine motor skills. Here are some Easter Activities for Preschoolers Every Bunny Will Love:
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Of course the highlight of Easter fun for kids is the Easter Egg Hunt. In our house we always had to hunt in the back garden for eggs that the Easter Bunny had left behind.
But once the egg hunt is over, what else to do with your preschooler?
Easy Easter Activities for Preschoolers
#1. Homemade Easter Cards
Get out some card or paper and fold it, then let your preschooler loose with paints and some glue. I keep a stash of craft dyed feathers for projects, the yellow and white ones are perfect for decorating Easter Chick cards.
Or try our fun Cheeky Chick Easter Card craft available to download for free – all you will need is some white and coloured paper, colouring pencils or crayons, and scissors. Glitter and feathers are optional to decorate!
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#2. Bunny Eared Easter Bonnets
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#3. Play Bunny Tag
Kids get a ton of exercise when they play Bunny Tag. Pick one child to be the dog chasing the other kids, who are the bunnies. The bunnies hop away from the fast-walking dog. If they are caught, they crouch down and use their arms to make bunny ears atop their head until the game is finished. The last bunny caught becomes the dog during the next round.
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#4. Hold a Teddy Bear’s Easter Picnic
Set up a blanket indoors (or outdoors if it is warm enough) and hold an Easter picnic. Of course you’ll need some teddy bear guests and snacks and a drink.
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#5. See Some Baby Animals
This is the perfect time of year to visit a pet farm. After the long winter, the kids will love to run around the farm, taking in all the delights of spring. Feed a bottle to a baby lamb or cup a baby chick in your hand.
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#6. Play Bunny, Bunny, RABBIT!
This is an Easter variation on the classic Duck, Duck, GOOSE game. Here’s how to play:
- Sit the kids down in a circle;
- Select one child to be “it”;
- The “it” child walks around the outside of the circle patting each player on the head and saying “bunny” until they want to say “RABBIT”;
- Both the “it” child and the RABBIT must hop around the circle trying to reach the vacant spot;
- Whoever doesn’t make it to the spot in time is then “it”.
#7. Hold an Egg and Spoon Race
Have an Egg & Spoon race around the garden or nearby park. Best done with plastic or cardboard eggs so if they drop they won’t smash, but you could also decorate hard-boiled eggs for a real old-school egg and spoon race.
#8. Make Easter Egg Mosaics
These simple Easter Egg Mosaics are a fun Easter activity for preschoolers. They can have fun making their own designs on the eggs, and it’s a great activity to help preschoolers learn their colours. Except for the glue, these mosaics don’t cost anything to make, and can be made entirely from recycled materials.
#9. Make a Bunny Mask
Isn’t this little bunny mask adorable? Cut out the middle of your paper plate, attach some ears and whiskers made from card (curled at the ends) and attach a lolly stick to hold up the mask by.
#10. Easter Colouring Pages
I always printed seasonal colouring pages for my two daughters when they were young – they used to squeal with delight when they saw the colouring page coming off the home printer!
Here are some Easter Colouring websites where you can download and print Easter colouring sheets for free.
#11. Go for a Spring Walk
There’s always loads to see as spring flowers arrive, new leaves on the trees, and birds tweeting. You might even spot a squirrel or two.
Here are some idea for super spring walks around Ireland.
#12. Enjoy Easter Nursery Rhymes
Humpty Dumpty, Five Little Ducks & Sleeping Bunnies are fun nursery rhymes to enjoy with your toddler or preschooler around Easter time. Here’s a video with some of the songs in case you’ve forgotten them!
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