As the weather warms up and students hear birds chirping again, they know Easter is coming! This means a visit from the Easter Bunny, an Easter egg hunt, and opening Easter baskets. While students love celebrating Easter at home, they also want to celebrate with their friends in the classroom. Luckily, there are many fantastic ideas for Easter activities in the classroom.
Students love STEM challenges! They are a fun way to build student collaboration, communication, and creativity.
Typically, students receive a STEM challenge and get to work. However, this resource adds another element. Students will work together in 4 partner plays with fun spring themes, such as Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and spring weather. While students read the story, there will be a challenge. This is a great way to build purpose and authenticity.
After hearing the challenge, students will begin the STEM activity. Every challenge includes student examples and a simple material list. Additionally, there is a STEM workbook to help them with brainstorming. Students will even describe their testing, identify improvements, and draw their final products.
Students will love combining literacy and STEM in these Easter activities in the classroom!
Kids in kindergarten and first-grade love art! So, incorporating art into academics is a fantastic way to increase interest. In these math doodles, students work on math and writing while showing creativity.
This bundle includes over 72 seasonal themes, including Easter, Spring, and Earth Day! Every activity is no-prep, so teachers have a fantastic activity ready for the entire year without worrying about the prep work.
When using math doodles, teachers select a math rule to practice, such as double your number. Each student can receive the same math rule or different ones based on the differentiation needed. Then, they provide students with a rule card to help them remember the skill. After, students will spin or roll to make an equation. The grid holds 20 equations for lots of practice! After students match their answers to the corresponding doodle on the chart, they get creative! Students will work on the picture until they complete all questions. They can even work on a writing activity when they finish the picture.
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Puzzles are always so much fun! So, when planning Easter activities in the classroom, they are great to incorporate. Specifically, there are 4 seasonal self-checking math puzzles, each with 6 differentiated versions. Additionally, there are 2 seasonal Color-by-Numbers for early finishers and 5 seasonal journal writing pages.
Students will create a picture by cutting apart nine square pieces. Then, they will glue them onto matching answers. So, students focus on academics while working on a festive activity at the same time! Skills include addition, subtraction, mixed equations to 10 and 20, doubles, and double digits without regrouping.
After completing the self-checking puzzle, students can even work on writing templates. Or, these can work great in your weekly writing centers.
These no-prep activities will be the perfect way to incorporate exciting, differentiated options to meet the needs of all students!
Easter and spring are such exciting times! Between the holiday and warm weather, it is such a refreshing season. Since it can be challenging for students to focus with all this excitement, these Easter activities in the classroom work great! They allow students to celebrate with classmates while concentrating on academics.
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