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  • Writer's pictureShannon de Winnaar

Easter Egg Hunt and Craft Activities

At Astor International School we take a day to celebrate Easter. We break up into multi aged groups to complete fun Easter activities. We had an Easter Egg hunt, when the children came back from morning break they found bunny paw prints all through the school and they had to go on an Easter Egg hunt to find the plastic eggs which had been hidden around the school. They then traded the plastic egg for an Easter cookie. The Easter cookies were egg, dairy, gluten and nut free as well as Halal friendly which meant all children could enjoy the treat.


The teachers select Easter related activities for the children to complete over the day, here are some ideas you can do at home with your children: 1. Popcorn Carrot Bags


Equipment:

  • Cone bags x 2 packs

  • Green paper

  • Orange food colouring

  • Popcorn

Steps:

  1. Each child will be given a cone bag, and they will write their name at the top.

  2. Add one drop of orange food colouring into the plastic bag.

  3. Spread the orange colouring out.

  4. While waiting for the food colouring to dry, create green leaves for the carrot top.

  5. Add popcorn into the bag, place the leaves at the top, and use the twist tie to tie them together.

2. Bunny Paper Plate Craft Equipment:

  • Pom poms (pink x 1)

  • Pipe cleaners (mix x2, glitter gold x2, glitter blue x2)

  • Cotton balls

  • Small paper plates

  • Googly eyes 12mm

  • Coloured paper

Steps:

  1. Students dip cotton balls into glue and paste them onto a small paper plate. Ensure the entire plate is covered.

  2. Use a pom pom as the rabbit’s nose, pipe cleaners as its whiskers and googly eyes to complete its face.

  3. Use pipe coloured paper to make its ears.


3. Easter Doilies Eggs

Equipment:

  • Paper doilies

  • Coloured paper

  • Scissors

  • Glue Sticks

  • Watercolour

  • Paintbrushes

  • Coloured markers

Steps:

  1. Students cut out the coloured paper in the shape of an egg.

  2. Students colour the paper doilies with either markers or watercolour.

  3. Students cut their paper doilies in the shape of an egg and paste it down on the coloured paper.



4. Easter Egg Basket


Equipment:

  • Thick coloured paper (1 each)

  • Easter stickers

  • Scissors

  • White glue

Steps:

  1. Cut out matching egg shaped ovals.

  2. Cut a strip as your handle.

  3. cut a thicker strip that will be cut jagged across to stick as the base of the basket.

  4. glue the jagged strip to both egg shaped ovals, and then glue the handle to it.

  5. Decorate the basket.

5. Easter Egg Wreath Equipment:

  • Paper plate

  • Spring and Easter themed/colored paper

  • Glue

  • Ribbon

  • Oval cookie cutter

  • Scissors

Steps:

  1. Cut the inner portion from the paper plate, so that you have the outer portion intact.

  2. If your paper has a design on it, turn it over and trace the cookie cutter onto the paper for a template.

  3. Cut the eggs from the paper and glue onto the back of the paper plate wreath.

  4. Cut a piece of ribbon, make a bow, use a glue dot, and attach to the top of the wreath.

  5. Cut another piece of ribbon, form a loop, use a glue dot, and attach to the back of the wreath.

  6. Hang and enjoy for Easter.


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