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Easter craft ideas – Best 2024 activities for schools

Easter craft ideas

Get kids colouring, crafting and creating this Easter with these easy-to-do ideas…

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Spring festivities are fast approaching, and this colourful time of the year is perfect for trying out Easter craft ideas in class. The following ideas will be treasured for years to come as mementos of children’s school days…

When is Easter?

This year, Easter Sunday is March 31st 2024.

Easter colouring pages

Invite pupils to practise their colouring skills and number recognition with these Easter-themed colouring sheets. The designs feature Easter Bunnies and chocolate eggs. Children can follow the colours suggested or express their creativity.

Easter worksheets and lesson plans

Easter Egg hunt resources

Celebrate Easter by using this free EYFS pack from Plazoom. Design your own Easter egg using the template and search for the eggs in the Find the Easter Egg worksheet. Next you can hide the eggs children have created around your setting and let the chaos begin!

Easter-themed maths worksheet for KS1

This single-page illustrated activity sheet has an Easter theme. Pupils are tasked with entering the missing numbers below a series of egg baskets, so that the two numbers underneath each basket add up to 10.

Easter egg science lesson

Roll eggs down a slope to investigate forces in this KS1 science lesson. Children will work collaboratively to plan an investigation, solve problems, describe their findings and explain their decisions.

Easter craft ideas

STEM Easter crafts

The Institute of Engineering and Technology has a range of Easter craft ideas to try, from making pop-up bunny cards to creating an Easter egg using papier mâché and a balloon. All activities use everyday classroom items.

Footprint bunnies

Make a sentimental treasure for families to keep with these sweet footprint bunnies. Paint each child’s feet and have them do two sets of footprints on paper – these will form the ears and feet of the bunny. Stick these onto a card bunny shape and voila!

Carrot footprints

You won’t need many materials for this speedy Easter craft. It’s such a sweet and easy thing to make. Paint each child’s feet with orange paint and have them do a pair of footprints on a piece of card or paper.

Cut out once dry. Then have the children cut some strips or fringes of green paper, which they should then stick to the top of their orange footprints. Attach a loop of ribbon to make it a hanging decoration or write a nice Happy Easter message on the other side. There you have it!

Easter egg cookies

Bake and decorate egg-shaped cookies. Provide plenty of nice vibrant ingredients for children to decorate with, like icing tubes, sprinkles, edible glitter and chocolate chips.

Once the cookies are finished, put them in cellophane bags and tie with a curl of coloured ribbon, ready to take home.

Easter egg picture

Get lots of different coloured paper, with patterns if possible, and cut into strips. Then give each child a sheet of card and let them go wild with sticking. Once the whole surface is covered and the glue has dried, take another sheet of card the same size with an egg-shaped hole cut into the middle.

Use it as the frame and mount it on top to produce a vibrant collage Easter egg.

Salt dough decorations

Prepare a batch of salt dough and use cookie cutters to stamp out some egg shapes. Remember to pierce a hole near the top. Once they have dried, hand them out to your students and provide them with a bunch of decorating materials, like paints and glitter.

Allow them to dry and thread a loop of coloured ribbon through the hole to complete your egg decorations.

Spring chickens

Children will love recreating this cute 3D cockerel project. Download our free printable template and get crafting.

Easter tuff tray ideas

You’ve probably got a number of Easter items available, so why not use them to enjoy some sensory play and incorporate them in an Easter-themed tuff tray like this one from Learning and Exploring Through Play?

Test children’s fine motor and maths skills with this set-up which focuses on ten frames.

This super simple Easter tuff tray will take you only minutes to put together.

Challenge children to collect as many pom-poms as they can in one minute with this cute spring idea.

This Easter egg tricky word hunt tuff tray idea encourages children to take part in a fun phonics activity. Simply hide paper eggs in shredded pastel coloured paper and provide an accompanying worksheet for kids to colour in.

Thank you to Charlotte Baldwin from IQ Cards for some of these lovely Easter ideas.

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