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50 Easter Activities for Children and Toddlers

Spring has sprung and that only means one thing, Easter is coming! There’s some fun to be had (and lots of learning along the way too) with our favourite fun Easter activities for you to try at home or in a nursery.

If you give any of these activities a try we’d love to see them, so don’t forget to tag us in all your pictures on Instagram @fenniesnurseries!

Easter book recommendations

children with easter bunny masks

Your little one will love being hands-on with these exciting Easter crafts!

Mark making cards

Your child will love adding a little extra personal touch with these wonderfully unique easter cards made by their very own hands.

We love this creative way of developing fine motor skills and they’ll look perfect next to your easter egg tree!

Eric Carle eggs

At Fennies our preschoolers learn all about different artists and their signature styles in our focused art lessons. We love these Eric Carle inspired easter eggs that will ignite your child’s creative spirit.

child making paper mache eggs

Everyone loves getting stuck into some paper mache fun so why not add an easter twist and create your own easter eggs?

This is also great for exploring how materials change!

Spread the Easter fun around the home with this DIY garland. We love this inventive way of getting creative!

Easter egg splatter painting

We’re all for switching the paintbrush in favour of trying different tools to paint to create exciting new effects! Use an old toothbrush to decorate these paper eggs this easter.

toddler cutting paper with scissors

Spring lambs

We love this inventive craft inspired by the classic nursery rhyme ‘Mary had a Little Lamb!’ No matter what their age, your child will be able to get involved in making their own little spring lambs.

Junk Modelling Easter baskets

Save the shop-bought Easter basket this year and create your own! The best bit? All you will need is 2 paper plates, scissors and coloured paint and a touch of creativity.

Lolly stick Puppets

The best easter activities are the ones that are simple and offer hours of fun for the whole family. Give these wonderful lolly stick puppets a go and create your own mini easter characters!

toddler painting hands

Handprint Chicks

As adorable fluffy chicks hatch over spring, what better time to make your own at home for lots of Easter fun? This is one of our favourite Easter activities!

Tissue paper chicks

Using tissue paper is a great way for little hands is a great tool for crafts as it’s easy for little hands to manipulate and helps build those fine motor skills. Try it yourself with these paper chicks!

Sponge paint eggs

Not only are these sponge decorated eggs great easter fun, but process art has many benefits including social and emotional development as children can express themselves and cognitive skills through problem-solving whilst promoting the development of fine motor skills.

The perfect addition to any Easter egg tree!

easter bunny cardboard craft

Easter bunny junk modelling

We love this easter bunny junk modelling craft that's perfect for filling with Easter treats or using as puppets during role-play activities.

Bunny stamps

Before throwing your cardboard tubes into the recycling bin, see if you can use them in your easter crafts! We love these bunny stamps that are perfect for spring!

Indoor Games

From STEM experiments to playdough activities, here’s some for those spring shower days.

Colour sorting activity

Sorting and grouping activities are great cognitive development as it teaches your child to notice similarities and differences alongside early literacy and numeracy skills.

 

plastic easter eggs in basket

Homemade egg shakers

These shakers are perfect for developing sensory activities and are perfect to incorporate into lots of easter activities. All you'll need is some plastic easter eggs, tape and your filling.

Note: make sure your shakers are tightly secured and always supervise your little one when using their shakers

You can try this sorting activity at home!

Easter Sensory Tray

Sensory trays are great for sensory development as they introduce lots of new materials, textures and vocabulary. Here’s some Easter-themed sensory tray inspiration!

STEM sink the egg

All you need for this activity is a tray of water and some plastic easter eggs and it’s a great way to introduce science and mathematical themes.

We love easter activities that also help children learn about STEM topics like movement, gravity and speed. Simply create this ramp from an old box and watch your easter eggs roll!

toddler making play dough

Easy easter play dough

Incorporate play dough into your fun Easter activities this year by using plastic eggs, cutters and easter chicks.

Egg scoop

This is an easter egg hunt with a twist! Give it a go at home to help develop your child’s coordination skills, strengthen fine motor skills and explore cause and effect.

Easter sorting activity

Sorting activities are excellent for developing early maths skills, introducing new vocabulary and encouraging trial and error. Add in some extra easter fun with this bunny sorting game!

Magnetic egg sensory tray

Your little one will love this easter egg hunt that incorporates magnets and offers lots of opportunities for learning.

sensory tray

Colourful rice tray

Add some coloured rice, plastic eggs and little chicks for this wonderful sensory tray that enhances children's fine motor skills!

Easter sensory bottles

Sensory bottles are great for sensory development and promoting emotional regulation. Here’s some inspiration to try at home!

Letter matching eggs

This is one of our favourite Easter activities to help develop your little one’s early literacy skills!

Outdoor games

Spring into action and take the learning outdoors with these easter activities perfect for the garden.

Easter sound hunt

Have fun and learn new words with this genius easter egg hunt inspired literacy activity.

Egg-cellent water tray

This easter themed water tray opens a world of sensory exploration and learning opportunities to add a splash to your easter Sunday.

easter egg hunt

Easter egg hunt

It's not Easter without an egg hunt! Set one up in your garden for hours of family fun.

Easter egg sensory bin

Add some plastic eggs to your rainbow rice for endless hours of fun, great for sensory development, fine motor skills and enhancing communication.

Bunny ball game

Setting up this boxy-bunny ball throwing game can support your child’s physical development along with lots of family fun.

Easter STEM experiment

This vibrant experiment will add loads of fun learning to your easter activities and is a great way for your child to learn about cause and effect.  

From classic hot cross buns to easy easter biscuits, we’ve got you and your little chefs covered in the kitchen!

Chick biscuit pops

How cute are these spring chick biscuits? The best part is your child can get creative when decorating their chicks and this is a great way to support fine motor development.

Chocolate nest cake

Chocolate nests

Toddlers will love getting involved in the kitchen and this 2-ingredient recipe is wonderfully simple and easy for them to follow.

Cracking Cress

Your child will love watching their egg shells grow cress ‘hair,’ they also make a great decoration for easter Sunday lunch!

Easy easter biscuits

These easy easter biscuits are wonderfully simple and just delicious. Toddlers will love measuring and mixing ingredients whilst older children can get involved in rolling and pouring.

Easter fruit salad

We love this egg-spirational fruit salad idea for a fun way to encourage children to eat some healthy snacks.

Easy Easter Slice

Your little chefs will love making this fudgy chocolate slice topped with delicious easter treats to add some crunch!

hot cross buns

Simple hot cross buns

Nothing tastes more like the start of spring than a delicious hot cross bun. Give them a go at home and get your child involved with this simple hot cross bun recipe.

Bunny cotton tails

You’ll only need 3 ingredients to make these cute bunny cottontails. They make for a tasty treat or a thoughtful Easter gift.

Crispy Eggs

We love this twist on classic rice crispy cakes. They’ll be a favourite among toddlers as they can get involved in mixing and pressing the mixture!

Easter bark

Let the creative juices flow when decorating your delicious chocolate bark with lots of delicious easter goodness!

bunny pancakes

Bunny pancakes

We love these adorable rabbit pancakes for a healthy easter breakfast treat. Get them involved in measuring and weighing the ingredients to add a dose of learning!

Book Recommendations

The fun Easter activities don’t have to stop at storytime, snuggle up with our favourite seasonal book picks.

Spot's first Easter

Join spot as he goes on a hunt for some easter eggs with all his friends. This exciting book encourages curiosity and exploration, great for early learning!

The Easter Story

This simple retelling of the Easter story helps young children understand why Easter is celebrated. Give it a read this Easter Sunday!

the odd egg book

The Odd Egg

Follow the story of Duck, who finds an egg of his own, and waits for a big surprise when it finally hatches!

The First Egg Hunt

This rhyming picture book is packed full of humour and bright illustrations to bring the easter story to life.

We're Going on an Egg Hunt

Based on the classic ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ book, you can join the Easter bunnies as they embark on an exciting hunt for easter eggs.

that's not my chick book

That's Not my Chick

Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches on the pages as they stroke chicks with soft wings, fuzzy tummies and rough feet. This visual picture book is designed to support sensory development.

The Rhyming Rabbit

Books that incorporate rhythm and rhyme are excellent for supporting children’s language development, this book tells the story of Rhyming Rabbit who meets someone who shares his enthusiasm for poetry!

Rabbits Spring Adventure

This beautifully illustrated picture book will immerse your little ones and teach them all about Spring!

where's baby chick book

Where's Baby Chick?

Your child will love getting hands-on whilst reading this interactive lift the flap felt book about adorable little spring characters.

Olivia Jones

Olivia Jones

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