Easter Crafts for Preschoolers and Kindergartners March 10 2009

The Easter holiday offers a terrific opportunity to introduce some Easter and springtime themed crafts into your classroom. Consider the following suggestions to brighten up your preschool and kindergarten rooms and introduce some Easter cheer.

Rabbit Ears

To make this very simple Easter craft, you’ll need:

  • Free Bunny Ears template
  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Two Straws (straight, not bendy straws)
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Heavy Duty Craft Glue or Tape
  1. Depending on the age of the children, cut out a pair of rabbit ears and a pair of inner ears for each child or allow the children to cut out the pre-drawn shapes with assistance.
  2. Also cut out a long strip for a headband going horizontally across the forehead and around the back of the head.
  3. Help the children to glue the ends of their headband together, making sure that it fits snugly around the head and won’t fall off.
  4. Then glue the inner ears onto the outer ears. Attaching straws to the back of the ears helps to keep them upright, but white glue isn’t quite strong enough.
  5. You can use a heavy duty craft glue, tape or cut two small slits at the top and bottom of each ear and thread the straws through.
  6. Then glue or tape the ears to the headband.

Fingerprint Easter Egg Basket

To make this Easter craft, you’ll need:

  • Free coloring page of an Easter basket
  • Finger paint
  • Crayons (optional)
  1. Print one copy of the free Easter basket coloring page for each student.
  2. Once the pages are colored, have the children dip their thumbs into the finger paint and use them to make “eggs” in the baskets.
  3. You can also turn this into a counting craft by instructing each child to make a certain number of eggs.

Candy Carrots

To make this Easter craft, you’ll need:

  • Clear plastic icing bags
  • Orange jelly beans or any other small orange candy
  • Scissors
  • Green tissue paper
  • Twist ties
  1. Have the children fill an icing bag with candy, leaving space at the top to close the bag easily.
  2. Take two pre-cut squares of green tissue paper and assist them in grabbing the squares at the center and twisting them slightly to create leaf-like cones.
  3. Put the cones into the icing bag.
  4. Close the bag and wrap it with a twist tie.

Butterfly Pretzels

To make this Spring-themed craft, you’ll need the following materials:

  • Cardstock or other heavy weight paper
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Knotted and straight pretzels
  1. Have the children color a springtime outdoor picture.
  2. If you’re working with younger children, you may want to locate a coloring picture and glue it onto the cardstock to give them something to work with.
  3. For each butterfly, the children will need one straight pretzel to form the body and two knotted pretzels to form the wings.

Barefoot Chicks

To make this Easter craft, you’ll need the following materials:

  • Construction paper
  • Yellow tempera paint
  • Markers or crayons
  1. Have the children remove their shoes and socks and help them cover the bottom of one foot with yellow paint. You can use a tub and have them step into it or apply the paint manually with a sponge.
  2. Assist the children in hopping over to the paper or put the paper down for them to stand on.
  3. Clean up the resulting mess and wait for the footprint to dry.
  4. Once dry, add a beak and feet to the chick.
  5. You can draw them on with markers or allow the children to glue on pre-cut shapes.