Easter is one of my favorite holidays and it’s time to gather up my favorite easy Easter crafts for kids. My youngest and I starting making some new ideas this week and I will post those soon too! Until then here are 36 of our easiest and fun Easter crafts.
This super simple spring activity packs some wonderful skill practice for both hand eye coordination and fine motor skills. As children find and fit the flowers into the holes they are using their hand eye coordination skills and as they pinch the stem and press them into the floral foam under the colander they are giving their fine motor skills a workout.
St.Patrick’s Day isn’t huge around here BUT I love using themes as tools to engage kids for learning. So drop your St.Patrick’s Day links here today and please know that the themes I suggest week to week are just suggestions, my goal is to be a resource so add ANYTHING helpful even if it doesn’t fit the suggested theme.
I think YOU might find these two pages helpful. I’ve updated my math activities and alphabet for starters pages to include more recent posts.
Click on the image below to see all the math ideas we have for toddlers through 2nd grade.
And find all sorts of fun alphabet activities for your littlest learner. Click the image to read the post!
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Do you go all out for St.Patrick’s Day? Set a Leprechaun trap and wear green? We don’t usually mark the day with big fan fare but I do like using the holiday as a way of teaching my kids a little more about where some of their ancestors came from as well as use it for learning more about rainbows and legends. Here are 25 of our favorite and easy St.Patrick’s Day crafts and activities.
Shamrock Crafts & Activities
Rhyming Shamrocks Game
Puffy Paint Shamrock
Shamrock Window Craft from Hands On As We Grow
Rolling Pin Shamrock Prints
Potato Print Shamrock
Shrinky Dink Shamrock Pendant
Spin Art Shamrocks and Rainbows
Shamrock Math and Reading Game
Rainbow Crafts & Activities For St.Patrick’s Day
Cork Painted Rainbow
Rainbow Necklace from Hands On As We Grow
Roll A Rainbow Game
Marshmallow Rainbow Craft
Rainbow Bug Hunt
Rainbow Gelatin Sensory Play
Comb Painted Rainbows
Abstract Rainbows from Teach Preschool
Play Dough Rainbow Match
Leprechaun Gold Crafts & Activities for St. Patrick’s Day
Pot of Gold Treats
Lucky Gold Hunt
Gold Play Dough from Fantastic Fun And Learning
St.Patrick’s Day LEGO Challenge
Leprechaun Gold Sensory Tub
Paper Bag Leprechaun from Toddler Approved
Make Your Own Leprechaun Beard
We love LEGO challenges, but my 4 year old and I love them for very different reasons. I love them because they build confidence, fine motor skills, and they keep her totally engaged while I cook/check email/have a conference call. She loves them because they are fun and challenging. Our most recent LEGO challenge was a St.Patrick’s Day themed one and I really thought that the LEGO leprechaun and pot of gold would be super tricky but I was super wrong. She plowed through them like a pro. When I find and activity my daughter ( or my students at school) really likes and engages her I will adapt it from theme to theme. It’s familiar but still new and she is excited to do something with the new theme. It keeps her interested and learning and I don’t have to re-invent the wheel.
Gather your materials. I admit I LOVE creating these little LEGO creations. It takes me back to when I’d challenge myself as a child with LEGO. If this isn’t your thing you can still do challenges with simple creations like these we did a few months back.
I always make two exactly the same and then dismantle one so my daughter has a model and all the pieces she needs to recreate it. Soon I will be putting all the pieces for all 4 in one pot and let her sort them, but we aren’t there yet. No need to make this more challenging that needed. It’s supposed to be fun.
Even though the challenge wasn’t easy she still loved them and these symbols of St.Patrick’s Day gave us a chance to talk about leprechauns, rainbows with pots of gold and the end of them, and Ireland. That is the other main goal of these holiday themed activities to spark interest in the holiday, it’s symbols and traditions.