Holiday activities are always more fun for not only our kids but for us to get creative and set up! Today I have four different ideas for activities you can do with your toddlers this Easter season.
Easter Egg Color Matching
This is a simple activity great for younger toddlers learning to recognize color.
- 1 Large Pack of Solid Color Eggs
- 1 Bag of Easter Grass
- Egg Carton
- 1 Medium Sized Bin / Sensory Table
First starting with your egg carton, you will want to flip it over and paint the bottoms to match the colors of the eggs you have picked out. Then once that is dry, add it to your bin with your Easter grass. Open your eggs up, and using either the bottoms or tops of the eggs add them to the bin as well. You can then demonstrate to your toddler how to do the activity and watch as they explore!
Fizzy Bunnies Experiment
This will be for the toddlers a little bit older, my son is 2 and a half which seems perfect.
- Baking Soda
- Food Coloring
- Medium Bin / Sensory Table
- White Vinegar
- Squeeze Droppers
- Easter Themed Silicone Ice Trays
For this one you will first want to make your bunnies, I find all of my silicone ice trays at Dollar Tree. Mix your baking soda, food coloring and just enough water to make it a packable consistency. Exact measurements will depend on your trays. Add the mixture into your ice trays, packed tightly then add to the freezer for about 15 minutes. While those harden, add some Easter grass to your bin and pour your vinegar into a cup. Set out your droppers, then grab those bunny trays, pop each one out, add them to your sensory bin. Show your toddler how to collect the vinegar in the dropper and squeeze over each bunny to watch the fizzy science experiment.
Holiday Door Decor
Traditions became largely important to me when I became a mom, I found decorating my kids bedroom door for each holiday to be such a fun bonding experience. I just started this tradition this year as my son turned 2 and he perfectly understands.
For Easter we are currently doing eggs of affirmation. Each morning as we start our day I write out an affirmation of the day on an Easter egg I cut out, I read it off to him, he tapes it to his door and I have him repeat it through out the day.
Everyone needs kind words in their life, this is a fun way to teach your kids young to speak kindly of themselves.
I think crafts with your kids is the classic activity when it comes to holidays. I have seen SO many cute ideas all over the internet but here a just a few of my favorites.
- Bunny Feet Paintings: Grab a canvas, paint the bottom of your little ones feet, stamp them on to the canvas then decorate with a cotton ball for a bunny tail. You could also have your toddler help you decorate the background and hang it around your home for decor when complete. Great keepsake for mom or a gift for a family member as well.
- Finger Painting: If you prefer to keep this a cleaner activity, add some paint in a few colors to a sheet of construction paper, then place the paper inside of a bag and have your toddler move it around. This is a great sensory experience too for the feel and sight senses. Otherwise, if you don’t mind a little mess, give your toddler the freedom to go wild with some paint. After the painting is complete, cut it into an Easter egg and you have a cute little craft.
- Easter Sign Painting: The Dollar Tree, my go to shop for all the toddler crafts, has a ton of plain signs for the holidays. Grab any kind of Easter one you can find and allow your toddler to decorate it. You can even get more creative with it and add stickers, pom poms, glitter, whatever you have at home. This would also be great decor every year or gifts for family members.
I hope you found some ideas for activities to do with your little ones this Easter season, tell us in the comments below which of these activities you will be trying out or what activities you do with your kids for Easter!