Easter always puts a spring in my crafty and imagination mojo and kick-starts the creativity throughout spring and well into summer. The first year that my eldest was able to understand about Easter I noticed the same thing happened with him. We made delicious snacks with our chocolate nests and decorated no-egg Easter Egg Sugar Cookies. We also did traditional activities like an easter bonnet parade and a fun Easter Egg hunt in the garden. Those days are now a distant memory as he’s heading towards 8 years old now but I still remember that time with great fondness so I’ve put together my favourite Easter Activities for Toddlers for you from those days.
Easter Activities for Toddlers
Try some of these fun Easter Activities for Toddlers with your children this year or see our extra Easter Crafts for Toddlers and you to do together.
Easter Cards Ideas to make with your Toddlers
Celebrate Easter by sending a handmade card from your toddlers (remembering to keep a copy yourself for their memory boxes as well of course).
Some Simple Easter Cards with Chicks and Bunnies from Mummy Mummy Mum!
Thumbprints are perfect for toddlers and you to create together and what better way than turning them into little chicks on an Easter Card from Red Ted Art.
Another thumbprint card idea these Easter Basket Cards from Inner Child Fun look great and are easy to make as well.
Stock up on your Easter Crafting Supplied to use with your Toddlers and Preschoolers
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Stock up on more pastel coloured cardstock and paper than you think you will need. I always found that once we started creating we would go on a spurt and continue making more and more pictures, cards and other crafts until they got bored.
Stickers make an easy craft to do with toddlers and this pack of Easter themed stickers is ideal with bunnies, lambs, chicks, eggs and flowers you will be able to quickly set up invitations to make cards and pictures that will keep your toddlers and preschoolers occupied and getting creative.
Use Natural Dyes to dye your Easter Eggs with toddlers and preschoolers – just make sure that you cover the area you are working and your toddlers so that they also don’t turn out red or blue as well.
Avoid broken Egg Shells and plastic eggs by getting your kids to decorate and then hide these wooden eggs – normal washable markers will work on them as will paints and even the natural dyes we recommended above.
Cross Crafts and Activities for Toddlers
Talk to and teach toddlers about the Easter Story by creating some cross crafts that will help them to relate the story to things that they can do and understand.
Create a cross sun catcher like this one from Learn Play Imagine – toddlers love playing with the contact paper and the effect that it creates.
This Cross Finger Print Craft is ideal for Toddlers over on Meaningful Mama.
Use your own coloured sand or buy some and create a Sand Art Cross like this one from True Aim Education.
Egg Decorating Ideas to do with your Toddlers
Eggs are a sign of birth and are so ingrained with Easter that we eat them, decorate them and talk about them, with them being a sign of spring as well it’s wonderful to get little hands involved. If the eggs mentioned in the post are real or blown eggs why not swap them for plastic or polystyrene eggs if your toddler is at the rough handling phase still. But don’t worry if they do break then get your children to smash them up further, dye them and use them to make simple eggshell collages.
With little hands why not make your egg for decorating on a large scale and a paper mache egg like this one from The Imagination Tree is perfect for toddlers to make with you this Easter.
Create some Eric Carle inspired Eggs from Red Ted Art
Some Drip Art paint eggs from Red Ted Art
If you’ve never dyed eggs before (I haven’t with kids) then these tips for dying Easter Eggs from Learn Play Imagine are perfect for you and your toddlers to do.
Easter Crafting with Toddlers
Decorated Easter Eggs a perfect Toddler and you activity to create a garland or to decorate your home with.
Spring Lambs we made these last Spring with 2 under 3’s perfect for your older toddler to make with you and will take you through to Summer as the lambs will still be seen on the farms.
A variation on the Spring Lambs with a 3D Lamb with a cotton wool coat version from Red Ted Art
A simple idea for an Easter Chick from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots would be great to make with young toddlers as a Mummy and Me activity
Who delivers the Easter Eggs in your house – it’s a bunny in ours and this cotton tip painted Easter Bunny is perfect for practicing fine motor skills and lots of fun too from Toddler Approved.
Another way to craft is to create some bubble wrap print Easter Eggs like these from No Time For Flashcards
Create some fun decorated Easter eggs like these from The Educator’s Spin On It (Check out their Easter Book Recommendations as well)
Create a colourful Easter Egg Garland with some Bright Spin Art Easter Eggs from The Imagination Tree
With 8 easy crafts for toddlers, this post from Craftulate has some fun ideas to try this Easter
Create a textured egg to go into your Easter Banner like this Textured Egg Painting from Toddler Approved
Whether your eggs will be real or chocolate this Easter why not decorate them with some fancy hats from Mummy Mummy Mum!
An alternative to decorating your eggs with some Splatter Art from Hands on As We Grow
A slight variation of the splatter is some drip painted Easter Eggs which are perfect for Toddlers from Toddler Approved
Although the Spring sunshine to enter through these gorgeous Egg Sun Catchers from Twodaloo
Create some Crayon resist Easter Egg Decorations to decorate your room from De Tout De Rien
Happy Hooligans uses toilet rolls to create some Peeps
With 5 fun activities for little ones, these from The Chirping Moms are perfect for your Toddler Easter Crafting this year
Have some fun with some absorption art from Learn Play Imagine creating some Easter Egg decorations
Every child needs an Easter Basket – why not help them create their own from paper plates like this Paper Plate Easter Basket from Toddler Approved
Easter Cooking, Baking and Food to do with your Toddlers
Whether it’s cooking, baking or the Easter Candy toddlers love helping you with Easter Treats each year.
As a child, our Easter’s just weren’t complete without some chocolate Easter Nests and with only 2 ingredients our Easter Egg Nests are perfect to make with toddlers
Our Easter No Egg Cookies are perfect for toddlers to make as the dough has no eggs in them if they are in the eat everything phase they can eat the dough with no harm coming to them.
Easter Fun and Play Ideas
You don’t just have to craft or cook to have fun with a toddler this Easter check out these fun Easter Activities and play ideas for your little ones.
Cracking Egg Painting from Teach Preschool – I am now hunting for some plastic Easter eggs
Try a variation on the Easter Egg Hunt with an Easter Egg Hunt in the Bath from Growing a Jeweled Rose
One of my favourite things to eat at Easter is hot cross buns and I love this playdough play from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots
Make Bath time for your kids Easter Fun as well with this Easter Bunny Bath from Bath Activities for Kids
Make some homemade playdough and put together some Easter Playdough fun from One Perfect Day
Turns your plastic eggs into some musical toys with this Egg Shakers from Mama Smiles
Use your plastic Easter Eggs to create some colour sorting activities for kids see how at B-Inspired Mama
What are your favourite Easter Activities for Toddlers? Please share in the comments below
Looking for ideas for older children then why not head over to 3 Boys and a Dog and the Amazing Easter Recipes Crafts & Educational Ideas resource with over 60 ideas.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.