Easter Craft Ideas for the Classroom

Easter is a lovely time of the year – with the warm weather approaching, school holidays to look forward to and plenty of time with friends and family, what more could you wish for?! In this blog, we share some ideas for craft activities you could try in the classroom to get the children in the mood for Easter! 

Easter Bonnets

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Easter Bonnets aplenty! Credit Flickr CC

It’s a classic, tried and tested idea but one we simply have to include. Easter wouldn’t be Easter without a Bonnet!

What you’ll need:

  • Thin/Flexible card
  • Tape
  • Any craft materials you have!

Instructions:

  • Cut a wide strip of card for each pupil
  • Wrap it around their head (so that it fits) and tape to secure
  • Decorate with ears, flowers and any other Easter/spring ideas you might have!

Eggy Feelings Faces

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Feelings eggs – a fun Easter activity for your class. Credit Flickr CC

Another simple idea and a slight adaptation from standard egg-painting activities, you could ask your class to talk about how they are feeling and make some Eggy Faces to reflect this. A great opportunity for an emotions and communication exercise – especially useful for children with autism.

What you’ll need:

  • Eggs (hard boiled probably best!)
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Googly eyes

Instructions:

  • Discuss feelings and how faces reflect them with your class and explore how they are feeling today
  • Ask them to decorate an egg to show how they are feeling
  • As an add-on activity, you could ask children to identify how others are feeling based on what their eggs look like

Easter Sock Puppets

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Sock puppets are a fun craft idea for any time of the year, but you could theme them especially for Easter with your class! Credit Flickr CC

A craft activity you could do at any time of the year, but one you could also theme specifically for Easter. Try making chick or bunny sock puppets with your class for a fun activity in the run up to Easter.

What you’ll need:

  • Socks (ideally not too old or smelly!)
  • Items to decorate them with – googly eyes, floppy ears cut from felt etc
  • Glue/needle and thread for more able children

Instructions:

  • Decide what animal you are going to make
  • Put sock over hand
  • Get a feel for where the eyes need to be and glue them on
  • Add ears, nose, tongue etc. and any other decorations

 

You could use your puppets to create a little play or to sing along to an Easter song!

Easter Basket Cards

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Make these adorable Easter Basket cards with your class this Easter. Credit Flickr CC

Make these lovely Easter Basket cards with your class – who doesn’t love a bit of finger painting?!

What you’ll  need:

  • Card
  • Paints
  • Scissors and glue

Instructions:

  • On a sheet of card, paint brown “cross hatch” lines and allow to dry
  • Cut out a basket from the sheet
  • Glue to a piece of folded card
  • Finger paint lots of brightly coloured eggs into your basket
  • Allow to dry
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