Toddlers are a unique blend of curiosity, newfound independence, kindness, and chaos. This is why we need so many ideas like these Easter ideas for toddlers ready to explore. I adore this age group and am amazed at how many wonderful things they can create and learn if given a chance. These easy Easter activities for toddlers allow toddlers to explore their curiosity and creativity and work on essential skills like hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, pre-literacy and pre-math skills, too. Activities with this age group (1-3 years old) tend to be quick. That is age-appropriate, so don’t force kids to keep going when they are done.
One trick I loved using while teaching was to offer more materials as the activity went on. “Do you want glitter? I just found pink paint! Do you want some?” I would never require it, but offering options in smaller doses lets them process it all carefully. Sometimes it stretches out the activity, and sometimes it doesn’t. Have a basket of Easter-themed books ready to extend the activity further. You can check out some of our favorite Easter books here.
Easter Activities for Toddlers
Bubble Wrap Easter Egg Painting
Simple Cotton Ball Bunny
Sandpaper and Felt Carrot Shape Matching
Easter Egg Letter Discovery
Bunny Ears Hat
Torn Paper Collage Carrot
Q-Tip Painted Easter Eggs
Easter Egg Color Match
Easter Egg Letter Match
Rock Easter Eggs
Easy Easter Egg Collages
Bunny & Egg Color Match
Easter Egg Letter E Craft
Marshmallow Painted Easter Bunny
Opposite Texture Easter Egg
I like how you considered that maybe the kids’ rationale isn’t the same as ours as the ‘craft supervisor’ and how, in arts and crafts, that’s okay and maybe even better for creativity!
My favorite toddlers enjoy crafts that let them get a little messy /gooey so I like your mixed media ones with both paint and glueable.
Last time I did a craft with plastic eggs we counted out exactly 5 pebbles (which we’d collected on a garden walk) to put inside, and then used them as shakers with a song the next day (after the glue / tape dried but sadly not before some of the sequins were completely dried on).
Great collection and thanks!
Linda Hahn says
I’m a retired Special Ed teacher (67 years old) and I take care of my Grandchildren-girl 3 1/2(may have some learning problems) and boy 1 1/2(with language problems)6 days a week. (Mother& Father work and spend little time with them other than letting them watch TV.) I feel very responsible for leading them on the path to learning.
You and so many other great Moms are doing wonderful things with your kids and on your blogs (which I subscribe to). However, I’m overwhelmed by all the ideas and preparation and I’m also very tired by the end of the day..my age. I feel very responsible for enriching my Grandchildren’s life and I’m “freaking out”!! I feel most responsible for my 3 1/2 Granddaughter and want to help her. Is there a plan I can use by just using your blog and maybe an idea or two from some others without reading all of the individual Mom’s blogs and feeling so overwhelmed? Thank you for any help you can give me..I badly need some strucdture!!
Allison McDonald says
Your grand kids are so lucky to have you! If I were you I would check out these two Pinterest boards below they are packed with easy educational ideas. Browse and choose 4-5 a week. The great thing about Pinterest is that you can browse easily and choose 4-5 ideas to try during the week and have ample time for old favorites.
They are lucky to have you, but bothers me the way you worded the fact that they work and don’t spend time with the kids. They work to support the kids. Be loving and helpful without being overbearing. You may not get to see them as much with that approach.
Amy Taylor says
I love this site!! I just came across it will looking for Easter crafts for toddlers! It is brilliant it has so many great fun exciting ideas. I cant wait to try! The little one I mind is going to be so happy, they love art and crafts!
Allison McDonald says
Thank YOU Amy!
This is such a great list of ideas! I’m always looking for new ideas for things to do with my daughter especially when the holidays come around and this list fits her age group perfect! (She’s 2) 🙂 thanks so much!!
Kam Kay says
Wow! Loving all the great Easter ideas with toddlers. Thanks a bunch for sharing! I am planning to share one or two of those on my blog, with just an image and a link back. I will share the link with you when the round up of activities is up. Hope you don’t mind!
Deanna Scheer says
We loved your blog and mentioned it in our Easter Tips blog on http://www.twobirdees.com. We wanted to thank you for putting all these fun ideas out there! We loved them!
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