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Easter Teaching Theme   

 

Visit my Oviparous Animals page for some "eggciting" literacy, math and art activities.

 

Literacy                                      

 

This is a paper bag puppet theatre with stick puppets to act out "The Tale of Peter Rabbit." It came from an old Copycat Magazine.

 

 

These are the stick puppets of Little Bunny Foo Foo and the Good Fairy we use when singing the song Little Bunny Foo Foo. (There are field mice puppets too!) This is another activity from Copycat magazine.

 

In this texture book, "Soft as a Bunny", each page has a different soft fabric. The words for each page are:

Bunny is soft, as soft as can be.
He wears soft pajamas, just like you and me.
He has a soft blanket to cover his bed.
He has a soft hat to wear on his head.
 

The students make their own small books.

 

 

 

Cut out the bunny and the duck (both are the same shape) and glue them back to back. There is a poem on each side about turning it over to see the other animal. Click here to get the Bunny Duck and Duck Bunny patterns and poems.

 

 

 

This is kind of difficult to see, but first names of class members are written on one side of a plastic egg and last names are written on the other side. At this center, children had a list of the children's names. They put the eggs together by matching the first and last names; then they highlighted them on the list.

     

 

 

 

 

Math                                      

 

We're using bunny macaroni or jelly beans to practice addition. We use a three-section paper plate. This problem is 4 + 4  so we put 4 bunnies in each of the smaller sections of the plate. To find out the answer, we move all of them down to the large section and count the bunnies.

 

 

This is a workmat from Math Their Way we also use to practice addition, again using bunny macaroni.

 

We also use the macaroni for patterning activities.

Graphing jellybeans is fun, but eating them is the best part!

Take turns tossing a die and coloring 1-6 eggs. When they're done, they will have counted and colored 50 eggs. This idea is from Box It or Bag It math.

 

 

 

 

Students throw a die to go around the "Let's Draw a Bunny" game board. They have to add eyes, ears, etc. to a bunny body. They are practicing one-to-one correspondence as they move spaces. This is a good center activity.

 

How many objects does it take to balance an egg on the balance scale? There are many more egg related math activities on my Oviparous Animals page.

Art                                      

 

Recycle a milk jug to make an Easter basket.

 

Use two paper plates to make a bunny. Glue a face to the center of the whole one. Cut the other in half and color the center of the ears pink. Staple the ears on and add cottonballs around the edges.

We used yellow milk jugs to make duck Easter baskets.

 

These pieces were cut and glued on for the wings and bill. The children glued real feathers to the wings and at the top of the duck's head.

This is how the jugs were cut to make the baskets.

 

 

 

 

Make spoon bunnies by putting on faces, ears and ribbons. Put them in paper plate baskets stuffed with Easter grass.

 

 

 

To make this bunny face, cut the center out of a small (dessert) paper plate. The children glued cotton balls around the edge, colored pink in the center of white ears and made a design on the bow. I stapled on the ears and the bow, then taped the picture to the back of the plate.

These bunny magnets were ordered from Oriental Trading.

We made these into a bulletin board this year.

 

Shaving cream was squirted on a paper plate and food coloring was dropped on it. The children used paint brushes to swirl the food coloring into the shaving cream. Then they laid a paper on top of it to pick up the swirled colors. Finally, they used a ruler to scrape off the excess shaving cream before allowing it to dry.

 

 

They traced egg patterns on to the paper, cut them out, and added them to a picture.

 

We made this egg in Art with Ms. Bittle. Surprise! when you open it up it is a bunny.
Here is a poem to use with this bunny:

I'm sure a bunny must remember
Everything he's told
Because his ears are oh so large!
Just think how much they hold!

Science                                      

 

 

Place different colored jelly beans in three different  bags (all red in bag 1....) Use a blindfold (or have students close their eyes and you put the jelly beans in their mouths). Do this for each bag. Students hold their nose and chew a jellybean without smelling or seeing it. They record what color they predict the bean was on a recording sheet such as the one seen here. Then have students taste the same color jelly bean without holding their noses (but still not able to see it) Mark the prediction in the second recording box. Show the students the bean and have them color in the correct answer. Do the same for the other two bags. This activity can be found on this website: http://www.aloha.net/~kanahele/senseationalwelcome.html

 

 

 

Party Games and Activities         

We always have an Easter egg hunt on the playground.

 

 

We went on another egg hunt through our building. She found the first egg in our classroom. She had to read the clue on a note inside the egg to see where we would look next for another egg.

 

Can't you read the clue any faster??? Where do we go next???

 

 

 

 

The clues led us to the office, where our Easter baskets were hidden.

 

Draw a bunny relay race. Divide into teams of 6 each. First person draws a circle, next two ears, next two eyes, next a nose, next a mouth and last the whiskers.

 

Egg on a spoon relay race

 

 

Bunny ring toss

 

 

 

 

Bunny bowling

 

Bunny tail tag. Attach a bunny tail with rolled masking tape. Play tag (outdoors or in the gym) trying to capture the other bunnies' tails.

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

A parent made these treat bottles for us. Cut a vertical slit in a 2 liter soft drink bottle. Fill with Easter grass and goodies. Half of a small egg was hot glued to the lid and ribbon streamers were added.

 

  


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