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3 Engaging Easter Crafts for Your Kindergarten Class

written by: Tania Cowling • edited by: Tricia Goss • updated: 3/1/2017

Easter is a wonderful holiday to celebrate spring. Symbols of this occasion help young children show their creative side. Bunnies, chicks and eggs always make Easter a fun and memorable time for your students. Here are three crafts that will engage your little learners in some holiday fun.

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    My Candy Bunny

    My Candy Bunny 

    This bunny face craft will entertain your primary students and in the end will render a big surprise. The first part of this craft is an art project for your group and the second part will become the teacher’s responsibility to carry out the surprise treat.

    You will need:

    • 2 paper plates
    • White poster board
    • Stapler
    • Safety scissors
    • Colored markers and/or crayons
    • Tape
    • Wrapped candy

    Directions:

    1. Start by telling the children they will be making a bunny face for classroom decorations.
    2. Trace around a plastic plate making a poster board circle. Using this template helps young children make a perfect circle for the bunny’s head. Let the kids use safety scissors to cut out this shape.
    3. Cut out two ears from one paper plate and tape or staple these to the top of the circle.
    4. Discuss the facial features of a rabbit and then engage your students in creating a bunny face. Use colored markers or crayons for this art project. Make sure to add some pink color to the rabbit’s inner ear. Also, don’t forget to have the children write their names on the back of this craft.

    Part Two is for the teachers to be done when the children are away:

    1. After collecting these bunny faces from the children, staple another paper plate to the head for the body.
    2. Tape several pieces of wrapped Easter candy to the body. This will serve as a “treat from the teacher” for your students.
    3. At a later time, pass out the bunny face decorations and see the emotions on your students’ faces as they receive their bunny surprise.
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    Hatching Baby Chicks

    Hatching Baby Chicks 

    Spring is the season for renewal of life and we often hear about baby chicks hatching from eggs. I would suggest getting a book from the library on hatching baby chicks so the children can understand the process.

    You will need:

    • Egg halves (washed and dried)
    • 2 yellow pom-poms (one larger than the other)
    • Googly eyes
    • Orange construction paper
    • Safety scissors
    • Heavy-duty glue

    Directions:

    1. Give each child one eggshell and two yellow pom-poms. Have them carefully glue their pom-poms inside the eggshell, one on top of the other. Make sure to have extra eggshells available as these are fragile and could crumble.
    2. Finish this craft by gluing on two eyes and an orange beak cut from construction paper.
    3. You can display these baby chicks inside an egg carton or staple a circular ring from heavy-duty paper to make an egg stand.
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    Bunny Megaphone

    Bunny Megaphone 

    This bunny craft leads up to a fun interactive activity.

    You will need:

    • 1 paper plate
    • 1 cardboard toilet roll
    • White poster board
    • Construction paper
    • Pink paint and paintbrush
    • Googly eyes
    • Safety scissors
    • Tape and stapler
    • Glue

    Directions:

    1. Invite the children to paint the paper plate with pink paint. Set this aside to dry.
    2. In the meantime, your students can cut out a nose, whiskers and bunny ears from poster board and construction paper. Leave a template so the kids can trace and draw the ears and a picture tutorial on cutting whiskers and a nose.
    3. When the paper plate is dry, an adult (teacher) can cut an opening (I cut an X) for the toilet roll to fit. This will become the bunny’s mouth. Use tape and adhere the tabs from the X to the toilet roll to steady it in place.
    4. Now, engage your students in creating the bunny’s face. Glue the nose and whiskers in place. Next, adhere the googly eyes and last, staple the two ears at the top of the plate.

    The fun part of this craft is to lead the children to either talk or sing to one another through the tubes. These bunny-like puppets are a fun way to get into the Easter spirit.

References

  • Bunny Megaphone, adapted from Great Big Holiday Celebrations; Compiled by Elizabeth McKinnon; Warren Publishing House, 1991
  • Craft photos courtesy of Tania Cowling, all rights reserved
  • Personal experience making crafts in a primary classroom
  • My Candy Bunny; Crafts for All Seasons: A Hands-on Celebration of Seasonal Craft Activities by Tania Kourempis-Cowling; Fearon Teacher Aids, 1997
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