Easter Day Preschool Theme Crafts
by Aunt B
Copyright 2004-2006 Story Soup Kids, a division of Enchanted Corner
Easter Day Crafts for Kids
Paints of your choice
Cover your area with newspaper. In the bowl you will need to mix glue and some water to make a thin sticky liquid. (If you have liquid starch this works well too.) Tear more newspaper into strips and set a side. Blow up your balloon so that it is egg shaped. Once your egg is securely tied you will need to dip single slips of newspaper into the glue/water mixture and then place all around your egg. Once you have done this you wait till your egg balloon has dried. After it has dried you can paint your egg to look like an Easter Egg. When the Easter Egg paint has dried, take the safety pin and pop the balloon inside. You now have a BIG EGG, which can be used for display or as a piñata.
Light Color Paper
Paint your child’s hand with brown paint, have your child hold their fingers together with their thumb sticking up. Press the child’s palm onto your paper, once you lift your child’s hand you will see a bunny shape laying in the grass. Add a cotton ball to the end of your child’s palm and your bunny is coming to life.
**Optional things to do, would be to add a googly eye to your bunny along with some Easter grass glued around the bunny handprint.**
Old fashion style wooden clothes pin (the kind you slide over clothes not clip to them)
Bunny Color Paint (white, pink or light brown)
Have the children paint the clothes pin. After the paint is dry, the pin will be upside down, so that the bunny will have ears, have the children add the eyes to the pin.
Tie Dye Easter Eggs & Flowers for Mom
Hard Boiled Eggs
White Coffee Filters
Egg Dieing kit (just the tablets from it and the vinegar)
Eye Droppers or Straws
Cups to Hold the Food Coloring
Green Pipe Cleaners
Cover your working area with newspaper. Prepare the Egg Dieing kit by following the instructions. Next place an egg inside a coffee filter and close it up around the egg using a rubber band. Using the eye dropper or the straw by holding the end to pick up one drop of dye at a time, drop your choice of colors on the coffee filtered egg. Once you have drenched your egg with the colors you chose. Let it set while you move to the next egg. When all the eggs are colored go back to the first egg and take the rubber band off and the coffee filter off and you will have a Tie Died Egg.
Flowers for Mom (continued from craft above)
Once the coffee filters are dry (from the Tie Dye craft) you can layer them to make a flower. Bunch them up in the middle and tie off with a rubber band. While you are tying it off with a rubber band you can rubber band it around a green pipe cleaner. This will form a flower. If you wish leave off the pipe cleaner add a safety pin and you have a corsage for Mom.
Recommended Easter Books to Read
The Best Thing About Easter
by Christine H. Tangvald
Describes elements of a typical Easter celebration, including colored eggs, candy, and baby animals, and explains why we celebrate the holiday.
(This is Aunt B’z son’s favorite Easter Book)
The Night Before Easter
by Natasha Wing
In this version of Clement Moores’s classic poem, two siblings witness the nighttime arrival of the Easter Bunny.
The Easter Bunny that Overslept
by Priscilla & Otto Friedrich
One spring morning, the Easter Bunny skips merrily along to deliver his colorful, hand-painted eggs. But the children tell him that it’s Mother’s Day, which can only mean one thing: HE SLEPT THROUGH EASTER! Nobody wants eggs on Mother’s Day, or on the Fourth of July — and especially not on Halloween. Children will sympathize with the little bunny’s plight and cheer when Santa finds the perfect gift to help!
Easter Cooking with Kids
M&M’s (pastel color)
Marshmallows (can use the colored ones)
Honey Nut Cheerio’s
Mix in a big bowl all the ingredients. You can serve this out of a big bowl in cups or divided it all up into zip lock bags (You can get Easter ones at local stores) and give to children in their Easter Baskets.
**This is a good treat year round.**