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Easter is happening quite early this year and occurs right in the middle of our first term break here in Victoria. Even though it is still a couple of weeks away, we still like to have some Easter fun in our preschools.

Besides the usual Easter songs such as “Five Hot Cross Buns in the Baker’s Shop” which is adapted from “Five Currant Buns” and “Hot Cross Buns”, we’ve noticed at the different preschools we have been visiting, puzzles …

 imaginative play …

and magnetic boards.

Look at the great pattern making.

Clever Elizabeth from Ringwood Uniting Preschool made her own magnetic eggs by laminating egg shaped wrapping paper and sticking a magnet strip on the back!

There is also a lot of craft happening at this time …

stamping …

and we love Elizabeth’s sensory tub!

Here are some of our past favourites too – chocolate eggs in a home made woollen nest

painted egg shells

rabbit ears

hot cross scones because we didn’t have time for yeast cooking …

crayon resist eggs

 collaged egg shapes …

and easel paper using old Easter cards.

 These cylinder Easter rabbits are from Happy Hooligans...

and look at this rolling egg art from Experimenting Mom. Just like marble rolling art …

but using raw eggs!

HAPPY EASTER everyone!


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7 Responses to “easter is coming”

  1. Stephanie says:

    What wonderful ideas! The imaginative play looks so inviting. Where did you find the Easter magnetic shapes? I could find so many uses for those. We also do the wax resist eggs each year, which the childen proudly carry home in a little basket they have made and decorated. Have a lovely Easter.

    ::: Sorry Stephanie but we don’t know where the shapes came from as we saw them at a kinder we visited recently. We would suggest you get some Easter cards and cut out some pictures OR have the children draw their own. 🙂 🙂

  2. Sandi says:

    Wonderful Easter inspiration. I love the imaginative play set up and the use of mirrors (need to incorporate more mirrors in my classroom).
    thanks for sharing all these ideas

    rubber boots and elf shoes

    ::: Thanks Sandi, we agree that mirrors used in all sorts of ways are irresistible. 🙂 🙂

  3. Vicki m says:

    How fortunate are your children to enjoy such colourful easter experiences.
    You have some interesting activities.
    Thankyou for sharing.

    ::: Thanks Vicki. 🙂 🙂

  4. Jill says:

    Great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration! Many of these ideas will be useful in our groups.

    ::: That’s really great to hear Jill! 🙂 🙂

  5. Mansi says:

    Great roundup. i loved the magnetic board patterns. Thanks for including our rolling egg art. I am a huge fan of your blog! I specially love all the little play spaces ideas. I am so inspired by them and try to create them at home too.

    ::: Thanks Mansi. It’s lovely to hear that you enjoy what we share. 🙂 🙂

  6. Pam says:

    What a wonderful selection of activities!

    ::: Thanks Pam. 🙂 🙂

  7. Tracy says:

    What great ideas. Particularly love the sensory bowl, wrapping paper magnets and rolling egg art. I think I may use hard boiled though, I’m not that adventurous. I’d love to know where the little bunnies came from for the imaginative play. These ideas will be used in my K/P.

    ::: There are some terrific ideas in here aren’t there Tracy! As for the animals, they are Schleich animals … Beautiful quality too! 🙂 🙂