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Fun and Educational Easter Activities for the Classroom

By: Maria Werner-- 2016-03-10 3:08 pm --

Easter is less than a month away and many children are already eagerly anticipating their Easter egg hunts and time with their families. Along with Easter, comes thoughts of eggs, bunny rabbits, and scavenger hunts, all things that can easily be incorporated into an educational classroom environment. Here are some easy and fun Easter ideas to keep your students engaged.

Easter Egg Hunts
There are a variety of ways to add an educational element to an Easter egg hunt, allowing students to enjoy an Easter classic, while subtly exercising many of their mental faculties.

• Geographical Easter Egg Hunt: Hide eggs around the playground, and create a map that will guide students to each egg. This will help them learn to read maps, while strengthening their understanding of geography. To add a new element of education, name each region of the playground after a different continent, so students can build their geographical vocabulary.

• Riddle-Based Easter Egg Hunt: Create an Easter egg hunt based off of riddles and puzzles. By solving each puzzle, the students can unlock a clue that guides them to the next egg. This enhances mathematics and critical thinking abilities.

• Mathematical Easter Egg Hunt: Hide a designated number of eggs throughout the playground. Every time a student finds an egg, they have to solve a math problem before being allowed to continue.

Easter Crafts
Crafts are a fantastic way to engage the artistic portion of the brain, while encouraging children to express themselves. There are a lot of Easter-themed crafts that are ideal for elementary-aged kids.

• Egg painting: Always a classic, egg painting can actually be educational as well. Bring a hot pad to class, so children can learn how to boil an egg. In the process, they’ll strengthen their reading comprehension and math abilities by learning to read recipes and measure the water. After the eggs cool, children can have fun adding a splash of color to their Easter eggs.

• Bunny ears: Bunny ears are easy and fun to make. Buy headbands for every student in the class. The outline of the ears can be formed using pipe cleaner. The children can cut fabric or construction paper to wrap around the pipe cleaner, forming the ears. For younger students, use this time to teach them basic biology. With rabbits and eggs being characteristic of Easter, this can send mixed messages to students. Talk about the procreative processes of mammals and how they differ from avian species.

• Easter cards: The children will want to make cards for their family and friends, and this is the perfect opportunity to educate them about grammar, spelling, and sentence structure. Pop-up cards are also fun to make, and they can help to hone fine motor skills by adding an additional level of precision to the craft.

Easter provides teachers with an opportunity to integrate a variety of unique educational activities into the classroom. Between educating children about animal biology to strengthening their geography and math skills, there are countless ways to incorporate learning into your classroom Easter party. For craft supplies, Easter eggs and candy, click here and browse low prices on Easter supplies.