Honestly is there anything better than a toddler Easter egg hunt?
Easter is the perfect opportunity to prepare fun and simple activities for your toddler to get you both in the holiday spirit. Toddlers love holidays, and watching the look of excitement on their faces as they discover fun and new activities to accompany the celebration is the best feeling in the world!
Easter provides countless opportunities for activities that your toddler will have a blast participating in. The best part is they won’t even realize all the learning that is going on.
At this age, your toddler still learns best through play, and play-based learning activities. If you are looking for the best toddler Easter activities- look no further! Below you will find a list of the best toddler Easter activities on the internet.
Have a look and get hoppin’!
Easter Egg Rescue
The goal of this activity is to rescue the Easter eggs from the sensory bin by carefully sticking the spoons through the tape web, scooping up an egg and then bringing it back up without loosing it! Your toddler will have a blast trying to rescue the Easter Eggs with a spoon, and maybe even sorting in some colored bowls. The opportunities for learning in this activitiy are endless, but some of the main things your toddler is practicing in this activity include motor skills, executive function, and cognitve skills such as math/colors/counting.
Q- Tip Painting Easter Eggs
In this simple activity, all you need to do is gather some paint, q-tips, a container for holding the paint (how cute is this Easter egg mold?), and some Easter egg cutouts. Your toddler will have a blast mixing and experimenting with the paint and the shapes and sizes of marks they can make on the Easter egg. This activity is excellent for fine motor skills and art, as well as math and language skills as your toddler is experimenting with shapes and colors.
Easter Egg Ramp and Roll
To complete this activity you will need some Easter Eggs, and sturdy pieces of cardboard. Simply give the Easter eggs to your toddlers and set the ramp up- you can encourage your little one to roll the Easter eggs down the ramp and to experiment with different levels of force, angles, and other variations. You may even decide to try an Easter egg race or two! While your toddler is having a blast playing their mind is also taking in all the information about how to problem solve, cause and effect, and even diving into the world of simple machines.
Easter Egg Letter Hunt
This toddler Easter activity will have everyone learning and having a good time. To start simply place some foam letter stickers into 26 plastic Easter eggs. If you do not have 26 eggs, you can place more than one letter in each Easter egg. Once you have the letters inside- hide them around the house (or outside) and invite your toddler to find them!
Your toddler will have so much fun hunting for the eggs and discovering the letters inside. Once your toddler has found all the eggs, invite them to open them up and place the foam letters onto a paper with the letters A-Z written out. Your toddler will be developing fine motor, language, letter recognition, and pre reading skills in this fun and simple activity.
To start with this toddler Easter activity you will need at least 12 plastic Easter eggs, next write out a list of exercises on a piece of paper and cut them out. Afterwards, place one activity into each of the plastic Easter eggs. If you have more than one child you can have them take turns choosing eggs, and then completing the activities inside. If you just have one child- you can take turns with them, or feel free to allow them to just choose one egg at a time. This activity is perfect for those gross motor skills your child needs to develop.
Painting with Easter Eggs
This is a fun toddler Easter activity that will bring out your toddlers artistic side. All you need to do for this activity is gather some plastic Easter eggs and paint. You can match the easter eggs with the color of paint, or for an extension of the activity maybe have your toddler match before beginning! All your toddler needs to do is dip the Easter eggs into the paint, and then stamp onto a piece of paper. Take the time to talk with your child about the colors and shapes they are creating on the paper to develop math and language skills.
Sink The Easter Egg
If you are looking for a STEM challenge this toddler Easter Activity will provide just that! Your toddler can have fun filling up the Easter eggs and guessing which ones will sink, depending on what they place inside. To prepare for the activity – gather several objects from around the house, and of course your plastic Easter eggs. Invite your toddler to fill the Easter eggs with the object and drop them into the water. As you are completing this activity take the time to ask your toddler which eggs they think will sink and which will float – and why. This activity encompasses science, technology, engineering, and math.
Jelly Bean Color Matching
This toddler Easter egg activity only takes a few minutes to set up. All you need is an egg shape cut out of white cardstock, some Do-a-Dot markers, and jelly beans. Cut out an oval shape from the cardstock, make a few dots from the markers, and place some jelly beans nearby. Make sure to give your child more jelly beans than what are needed for the activity. If you don’t have Do-a-Dot markers, simply make some circles with crayons or markers. Invite your toddler to place the matching jelly beans onto the dots on the egg for a great activity to increase your toddler’s fine motor and math skills.
Water Color Easter Egg Hunt
Use watercolors and a paintbrush to go on a crayon resist Easter egg hunt! This fun art activity will amaze your kids and also create fun artwork to display! For this toddler Easter activity, take a piece of white paper and draw small easter eggs all over the paper, bring out some watercolors, and a paintbrush and invite your toddler to paint on the paper. Your toddler will be delighted as they discover the hidden Easter eggs across the paper.
Easter Sensory Bin
Easter egg sensory tubs make the perfect toddler Easter activity. For this sensory tub all you need is some rice, Easter eggs, spoons, cups, or any other containers that your toddler can use to fill, dump, and explore. This activity is perfect to develop your toddler’s motor, math, and language skills.
Easter Egg Water Scoop
This activity is so simple! Fill a Tupperware or plastic storage bin half way with water. Toss in some Easter eggs and give your child a large serving spoon. Let them play, splash, stir, open the eggs and close them for as long as possible!
No matter which activities you choose to complete your toddler is sure to have the best time playing to learn, and getting into the holiday spirit. Have you tried any of these activities? Have one to add? Let me know in the comments below!