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Five Fun Easter Activities for Preschoolers

Spring is definitely showing its pretty little face here in Colorado. This means Easter isn’t far behind and we couldn’t be more excited. The weather changes daily this time of year, so sometimes it’s hard to plan ahead for our various Easter activities, especially with young kids. We don’t want to be outside if it’s overly cold, but we definitely want to participate in all the fun Easter events.

Here are five low-cost ideas for Easter Activities for Preschoolers that you can fit into your busy schedule and encourage the fun of the season with your little ones.

Create fun with Easter Crafts. Make a bunny mask or a pretty flower center piece for the Easter brunch table. Create your own egg holders to display the finished decorated eggs or make decorations.

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Find Easter coloring pages and then frame the colored images to decorate the house. Pull out the craft paints, recycled cardboard and maybe some spring themed stamps and let your preschooler’s imagination take over.

Explore with eggs. Pretty colored eggs are definitely a symbol of the season. Beyond coloring hard boiled eggs, there is a ton of fun to be had with eggs of all types. Introduce your preschooler to hard boiled eggs, let them explore the texture and taste, allowing them to smash and mix and cut and hold their eggs before making a batch of egg salad sandwiches. Or how about having an egg race (using plastic eggs of course), make an eggshell garden or see how many plastic egg halves you can stack on top of one another.

Make your own Easter basket. Using recycled materials, have fun painting, cutting and gluing together your own fabulous homemade Easter Basket. Add a ribbon, glitter, stickers pretty gems for extra sparkle. You can also personalize Easter baskets you already have by making pretty little flowers, name plates and other embellishments your preschooler can help create. It’s amazing what can happen with a little creativity and Easter theme inspiration!

Play Easter-themed games. A lot of our favorite games can be modified to feature and Easter theme. Create counting games using plastic eggs, sorting games using jelly beans or matching
games using Easter stickers on little cards you make yourself. Check out the Dollar store for inexpensive Easter goodies you can use to create more fun games.

Go on an Eggcellent egg hunt. There are a number of merchants and local venues hosting egg hunts, many for free, around the city beginning this coming weekend. Start checking the Denver Post events section along with your local community newsletters and websites for dates and locations near you. If you don’t want to leave the house for your Easter hunt happiness, consider hosting your own neighborhood egg hunt. Invite neighbors to pitch in with treats and invite the kids to bring their Easter baskets to enjoy in the fun.

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Guest blogger Jen Goode is a Colorado work-at-home mom of 3, professional Illustrator and owner of Projects for Preschoolers, a website offering crafts, games, coloring pages, recipes and other fun activities for children ages 2-5.

Mile High Mamas
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  1. I saw the first picture of the plastic Easter eggs and I thought “I CAN DO THIS!”

    For a craft-challenged person, that means a lot. 🙂

    Love your site and love your fun ideas!

  2. Great stuff!! I’m gonna grab some of these to do with the kids this weekend!!

  3. The “easy” is what hooked me. 🙂

  4. I TOTALLY agree.. Coloring eggs Monday was far from easy. We actualy took a break for bathtime so I could let the eggs dry before adding on tattoos and glue beads on them. Remember when Easter was easier??

  5. Fun, fun! The only time Easter was easier is when I was a kid. 🙂

  6. amen! lol

  7. Great ideas! We’re going to have a relaxing Easter weekend (no travel), so we’ll be trying some of these!

  8. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share these ideas! We’ve been painting plastic eggs all week… just because painting is fun and we have a pile of eggs that seem to need some extra color love – so says my 3 year old!

  9. Such cute and fun ideas for the kids to help make Easter even more fun! Thanks for the ideas. Will have to try some of these with the grandkids!

  10. We made Easter baskets this year. I cheated a bit and bought some plastic ones from the store, used construction paper and “googley” eyes and made baby chicks and birds to decorate the outsides. My kids had a blast! I’ll try these other ideas too!

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