Easter is this Sunday and it is also a great time to sit down with your kids for some crafting. Eggs, chocolate, bunnies, Easter has so many things that will keep them hooked! So Easter also rings in Spring and here are some awesome ways to get your kids excited to welcome the season with these simple yet fun learning activities.
This is a good way to teach the kids the alphabet. Print 26 eggs and divide them in zigzag with upper case letters on the top part and lower case letters on the bottom half. Hide them around the house and get your kids to find these half eggs and match it to the other half. To make it simple for the younger kids you can put all the puzzle pieces in a basket and ask them to find the matching letters.
All you need to do is cut out felt eggs. Then cut out numbers and corresponding circles in the same colour. Ask your child to place the egg and match the number and circle to the egg. Easy peasy way to teach basic math concepts.
If your child loves stamping then this is going to be their new favourite activity! Help your child carve out various patterns on potatoes and decorate Easter cards with their very own potato stamps and go wild with this pattern making activity.
This one is simple and good for working on their fine motor skills. Just print an egg and laminate it or print one on thick cardboard paper. Then punch out holes and have your child lace around it with the help of a string or yarn.
What a fun way to spend this holiday! Fill a balloon with a tiny dinosaur and water and blow it making sure it maintains an egg shape. Freeze it overnight and cut the balloon off the next day. Fill a tub with these frozen eggs, and give your child some warm water and a dropper. As they drop warm water the eggs will start to melt and the dinosaur will show through. They will have so much fun excavating a dinosaur!
Take a tub and fill it with all the things that scream Easter and Spring and let your kids go wild exploring it. Sensory bins are great tools for language development, fine motor skills and stimulation of various senses. Talk to your children about what they find and strike up a conversation!