9 Captivating Spring & Easter Activities for Elementary Students

Inside: Check out our fun list of spring & Easter activities for elementary students!

This time of year is such a busy time of year- with testing, end-of-the-year preparations, and much more. Bring some fun into it with some Easter-themed teaching ideas! 

kid with bunny ears painting an Easter Egg- Captivating spring & Easter activities for elementary students

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How do you celebrate Easter in class?

While some Easter activities can be difficult to plan in school, try out these secular spring teaching ideas that are ready to go and will have your students learning and celebrating at the same time. You and your students will love these Easter lesson plans for elementary students!

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What activities to do with kids for Easter?

We’ve got lots of fun Easter classroom activity ideas for you including- jelly bean math, “Some Bunny Loves You” writing activity, spring-themed reading comprehension passages, number and alphabet handwriting practice and more!

Sorting jelly beans by color is a fun easter teaching idea for kindergarten, pre-k and preschool!

Bring Out the Jelly Beans for math & more activities!

When it comes to Easter candy, jelly beans are a kid and adult favorite! Your students will have a blast with these jelly beans math & more activities for pre-k & kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades, and 3rd-5th grades

Young students can start by counting and sorting yummy jelly beans by color or they can compare numbers with candy! 

For older students, introduce or review graphing by charting the beans on a bar graph. Upper grades can also enjoy calculating the probability of drawing certain colors of jelly beans on a jelly bean probability sheet. There are also lots of jelly bean fraction activities that you can do that are included in the 3rd-5th grade Jelly Bean Math & More!

All of the activities in the Jelly Bean Math & More also include some language arts content. Fill in the blanks to create a “Bunny Hop” story. Your students will love to integrate art and writing when they design and create their own jelly beans. These easy activities require little prep. Just get some jelly beans and baggies to sort the candies for each child, and enjoy!

These jelly bean Easter activities for elementary students work perfectly with Brach’s Jelly Beans which include all the colors mentioned in the packet. If you have different colors in your jelly beans, you may use the black and white worksheets and have the students color in the colors.

Comparing numbers with jelly beans is such a fun Easter teaching idea that kids will love!

Build a Bunny Community with Some Bunny Loves You Writing Activities! 

Secret writing activities are one of my favorite ways to build community and promote kindness in the classroom. 

The Some BUNNY Writing Activity comes complete with everything you need to have your students find their own bunny buddy and write special notes to each other. Each bundle comes with a story, introductory letter to parents, student name cards, recording sheet (to keep track of who has whom), pre-written student prompts, pre-written reports to teachers prompts, differentiated writing pages, reveal cards, and thank you pages. This Easter classroom activity is ready to go!

You can use these lessons all year long with the growing secret student activities writing bundle. Try this will your students to make them “hoppy” to celebrate Easter and work together! Then you’ll have even more activities to enjoy the rest of the year (and the following!)

Easter writing idea! This Some-BUNNY is watching out for you secret student writing is such a fun teaching idea for Easter and spring. Great for elementary students!

Try Out Some Ready-Made Spring Teaching Ideas

April and May can be busy months. Try out my April and May sub plans, complete with monthly activities for English Language Arts that will help you prepare for a sub or just ease your own planning! Plans are differentiated for kindergarten, 1-2 grades, and 3-5 grades. They are chock full of spring teaching ideas!

The lessons for April also contain many Easter activities for your students to enjoy. “My Perfect Easter Egg” writing lesson has students write about how they would decorate their own egg and draw a picture.

Celebrate with spring-themed reading passages

Differentiate with ease with these four April-themed reading passages for kindergarten through 6th grade. Each of the four topics includes three leveled passages per grade level that are relevant to the same answer sheet! 

Spring-themed reading passage topics include Easter and April Fools’ Day, Earth Day, birdsong, and spring flowers. 

Practice handwriting by writing, circling and drawing letters and numbers

If your students could use some extra letter practice, look no further than the Easter Write, Circle, Draw Alphabet, and Easter Write, Circle, Draw Numbers

Your students will practice tracing and writing each letter or number. Then your students will show their phonemic awareness by circling the correct picture to match the letter sound or circling the Easter picture that has the correct number. And lastly, they get to draw something that starts with each letter sound or add to a picture with the correct number of items. 

The drawing part makes the worksheet even more fun and engaging for kids! The Easter theme makes the letter worksheets even more fun! 

These are great for independent work, homework, centers, extra practice, and more!

Easter Write circle Draw Alphabet

What are some fun Easter crafts?

I’ve got a couple of fun Easter craft ideas for you that can easily be done in your classroom!

Try out Easter Directed Drawings and Spring Directed Drawings

Our Spring & Easter Directed Drawing Packs are the perfect addition to your classroom! Everything you need to get your students drawing and writing about spring and Easter is included in the packs. 

These spring and Easter drawing/writing projects are perfect for writing centers, morning work, and fast finishers or just to celebrate the season!

Grab your Easter Directed Drawings for Kindergarten-2nd grades and for 3rd-6th grades and get your Spring Directed Drawings for Kindergarten -2nd grades and 3rd-6th grades.

Make Your Own Easter Eggs

I don’t know about you, but having dozens of hard-boiled eggs in my classroom to decorate doesn’t sound like a whole lot of fun. However, decorating eggs is a fun part of Easter that you can make a part of your classroom culture with these simple, affordable styrofoam eggs

Bring out the art supplies and create cute bunnies, abstract eggs, or other cute animals. Have your students take their creations home for a special gift for their parents or guardians, or add another fun event by hiding the eggs in the classroom and having your students hunt them. Each student can go home with an egg in the end.

Give a gift

After completing your Easter craft share it as a gift using a punny card.

Everyone needs to hear that they are loved and appreciated every now and then. You never know when someone needs a little pick-me-up and sometimes a simple note does just the trick! Let the people you love know how much you appreciate them this Spring.

What are some fun spring classroom activities?

Easter Bunny Ring Toss

Your kids will love this Easter teaching idea! Keep your kids moving with some Easter activities that use coordination and get them out of their seats! This ring toss game uses two big inflatable bunny ears and rings to toss on the ears. 

I like to use this with another activity. I have students review math problems or vocabulary and then toss the rings when they get one correct. You can also use the activity as a brain break or indoor recess activity for those days filled with April Showers!

It’s Easter time, and your students will be ready to celebrate with bunnies, eggs, and lots of learning. These Easter activities for elementary students are certain to make your springtime planning easy and fun!

18 Responses

  1. I love all of these ideas. I have often fooled around with Easter Eggs in the classroom but never jelly beans! I absolutely ADORE the color they add to the worksheets. I cannot wait for April to try these out, and maybe find some allergen friendly beans for my kiddos!

  2. Love all of these ideas especially all of the math graphing with jelly beans! What a great way to teach social skills in the notes from some bunny!

  3. We love treats! (Who doesn’t!) so encorporating jelly beans makes sense!!! Can’t wait to add them to a math lesson (fractions of a set perhaps?!)

  4. Fun ideas! I appreciate that you have such a wide range of skill levels, from Pre-K to 5th. I’ve used plastic eggs in the classroom for various activities (including hiding them with sight words inside for a literacy egg hunt!), but haven’t used jelly beans for too many activities. The kiddos enjoy graphing activities with hearts, so I’m sure they will like graphing with jelly beans too!

  5. These plans worked out great this year. My kids loved creating their own jelly bean. They are very creative 3rd graders and my classroom theme is Harry Potter so to create their own jelly bean was very cool!

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