Springtime is a great time to be homeschooling. The weather is getting warmer, you can enjoy some outdoor time, and Easter is celebrated as one of the biggest holidays. Easter has so many homeschool memories for me, and I tried to incorporate the fun of Easter egg hunts, coloring eggs, and the Easter bunny into my homeschool curriculum. Here are some homeschool Easter ideas my children absolutely loved, and I want to pass along to all of you homeschooling parents.
Easy Homeschool Easter Ideas
Bringing a few Easter learning activities into your homeschool classroom will help your little learners realize there is more to Easter than just candy and an Easter basket! There is so much learning during this joyous time as well!
Small Book Study
One of my favorite authors is Patricia Polacco and I love using her book, Rechenka’s Eggs as a read-aloud and book study during the Easter season.
Babushka is known throughout Moskva (Ukraine) for her beautifully painted eggs, and when she is preparing the eggs for the East Festival, she decides to take in an injured goose. The goose becomes known as Rechenka, and one day the goose accidentally tips the basket holding all of the crafted eggs. It’s an incredible story where children can learn about different cultural traditions, countries, friendships, and forgiveness.
Some activities you can incorporate while reading this story are creating your own painted eggs. We like to use candle wax on the eggs to create designs and then dye them. You can also enjoy a delicious snack by making an edible goose nest.
There are many other Easter-themed books you can use to create some Easter lesson ideas!
Easter Science Experiments
One of the most famous Easter candies around are Peeps, and you either love them or hate them! There is often no in-between. This peep science involves only three materials: Peeps candy, water, and a cup.Feel free to try other liquids like vinegar, soda, apple juice, etc. It would probably be totally fun to see what happens to the candy in each drink. Have your kiddos make educated guesses on what will happen to the peep in each liquid. Will it start to dissolve? Will bubbles form?
Another fun Easter science experiment is to create bouncing Easter eggs. Yes! Eggs can bounce and amazes kids of all ages. You’ll need a couple of materials for this experiment: clear wide-mouth containers (big enough to fit egg into), raw eggs, white vinegar, and food dye if you would like. Check out Jamonkey for more details on this bouncing fun!
Plastic Easter Egg Fun
Plastic Easter eggs are on every shelf in every store. They make a great learning tool and can be used for some engaging activities at any time of the year.
Sensory play is one of my favorite ways to use plastic Easter eggs. I usually put them in with some Easter grass and hide number and/or letter cards inside each one, and some may have a plastic surprise like a bunny, chick, or eggs.
Other fun Easter activities using these plastic eggs are letter matching, number matching, or other matching games. Write an uppercase letter on one part of the egg and the lowercase letter on the other. Have your child try to match all of the eggs correctly. You can repeat the same concept with numbers and dots. Other ideas I have seen are clocks and digital time, letters with different endings (example B: ox, ot, op)
Easter Crafts and Coloring Pages
If you use a school morning basket for morning work or to get your homeschool day started, you may want to include some fun Easter coloring pages your child will enjoy. They are always so cute!
One of my favorite parts of Easter is the Easter bunny, and I try to incorporate this Easter bunny craft every year in my homeschool classroom. Not just because it’s cute but because it only uses pink and white paper, scissors, glue, and a black marker. Easy peasy!
If you celebrate Easter from a religious standpoint, there are plenty of resources to incorporate your religion into your daily curriculum. All of our curriculums are non-denominational, but I still like to bring Easter eggs, bunnies, and other Easter fun into my curriculum. This free Easter make a 10 math puzzle is always a favorite of little learners.
Educational Easter Ideas
These are just a few of the homeschool Easter ideas I have used. I know there are many others, and it is easy to “pinterest easter crafts.” But, I hope these Easter ideas help you get started this spring and enjoy the Easter time with your homeschooled kiddos!
If you’d like some ready to go Easter resources, be sure to check out these unit studies:
Kindergarten – Easter Unit Study
First Grade – Easter Unit Study