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Easter Bunny Patch!

Thanks for hopping on over. I hope you will find many
Easter Eggs filled with ideas for a bunny or an Easter Unit. So grab a basket
and start looking below for activity sheets, lessons, poems, craft ideas, and much more to make
spring learning fun in your classroom!

Updated - April 2014

Some of my Favorite Bunny & Easter Activities:

Bunnyprint poem

Put the following poem on the bottom of a piece of white paper: Have student dip their hands
in fingerpaint and press a handprint on the paper.

Five little Easter bunnies sitting in a row;
They are made of my very own fingerprints, you know.
Five little Easter bunnies are hopping to say,
Love and kisses from your Teaching is a Work of Heart this happy Easter day.

Write All About It

Zachary woke up Easter morning to find he had turned into a _____________.
Dear Easter Bunny, Below you will find directions to my house...
On Easter morning, Kaitlyn looked into her basket and discovered.....
The Enormous Egg
The Easter Egg Disaster
The Bunny Who Hated Eggs
The Easter Egg Thief
The Magic Egg
How the Easter Bunny Gets Easter Eggs
Why Easter Eggs Are Colored
If I Were the Easter Bunny
Children write about how they celebrate Easter.

Eggshell Mosaic
A great way to use up the remains of the Easter eggs. Children will love breaking up the eggshells.  Colored eggshells  construction paper  crayon, pen or marker  glue  On a piece of paper have child draw a simple design (e.g. flower, egg, balloon, bunny). Spread glue in design area. Sprinkle bits of broken eggshells onto glue. Allow to dry then hang to enjoy.  

A Favorite Math Center
Take several small plastic eggs and place math questions in the eggs. Place the eggs in a basket. To complete the center the student takes an egg from the basket. Write the question on paper, illustrates the question, and solves the problem.

Example Questions May Be:

Cottontail hopped 8 miles. It is 17 miles to Farmer Joe's farm. How much farther does Cottontail need to hop to get to the farm?

Jenn found 7 eggs in the grass. There are 20 eggs hidden. If Sue found seven, how many are still hidden?...

Graphing Carrots
Graph how you like to eat your carrots. Do you like them Crunchy, Cooked, or Not At All?

Place a Graphing Center in Your Classroom... Click to Learn More!!

Bunny Ten Fram Fun!

Bunny Ten Frame Fun

These are fun printables to introduce ten frames to pre-kinders or Kindergarteners.


Here is a teaching display you can make.  Print pages 4 and 5, laminate, and cut.  Glue all to a board.  I put Velcro on the carrots and on top of the bunny head.  I add carrots while the students count.  Then we say the poems, “4 carrots on top.  Bunny will not let them drop.”    Lastly we put squares in our ten frame to match the carrots on bunnies head.   Repeat as needed!

Bunny Tail Ten Frame Game

Here is a bunny Tail Ten Frame Game.  Print the cards and spinner.  You will need one card per player and 1 spinner per game.  I use mini-marshmallows for the tails.  Students take turns spinning the spinner and adding tails to their card.  First person to fill their ten frame with tails is the winner!   Page 10 and 11 are extra practice worksheets to go along with the other activities in this free set!

Bunny Ten Frame Worksheet - 10 on Top

 Just to sum it all up… you will find a worksheet in the set that goes along with the display and game!

Click here to download the Ten Frame Set

How about throwing a learning game in during snack time…

peeps math game!

You can learn more about this game above here!!! 


Bunny counting carrots to 10 game

Don’t throw out your old dried up baby carrots, use them for markers when playing this game found here! Your students roll a dice and count out carrots to add to their mat.  The first to fill their mat a feed the bunny 10 carrots, wins!


easterpageEaster ,Gail Gibbons &
The Easter Story, Brian Wildsmith

Questions to Ask After and During Reading
*Did the people change their minds about Jesus from Palm Sunday to Good Friday? In what ways?
*What do you think you would have done if you were with Jesus during this final week?
*What do you notice about the use of color in this book?
*Why is a cross so important to many people today?
*Why do you think we use such things as flowers and eggs on Easter Sunday?

Write the following on chart paper
Palm Sunday
Holy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Sunday
Give your student paper and have them fold it twice to make 4 boxes.
In each box, have your students make an illustration for each day and write a sentence or two to explain the illustration.

Click to View Our Sing For Spring Packet!!!

There Was An Old Lady The Swallowed A Chick Files - Click Here To Order the Files...


Pages 4 and 5—Old Lady Dice Game—Includes printable dice. Students Take turns rolling the dice. Be the first to fill the old lady’s mouth with each item she swallowed and you win!
Pages 6 to 13—Printables to create you own old lady to feed.Includes eggs with all letters and baskets you can program with your own skill!
Page 14 and 15—Old Lady Swallowed a Chick Pattern Practice Center: AB, ABC, AABB patterns practiced. Student places the picture next to the correct pattern.
Pages 16 to 19—Hands On Following Direction Activities.
Pages 20 to 21—Activity sheets to match the story!
Pages 22 to 23—Programmable puzzle.




The files above and many more are part of the set found here! Click Here!

Also, part of the bunny themed packet seen below!

Free Resurrection Eggs Printable

Easter Season is around the corner with Ash Wednesday this week!!!  To start the season off, I finally decided to buy Resurrection Eggsfor my family and CCD class. Call me lazy because you could surely make these yourself, but I liked having them done for me instead of searching for the pieces for inside the eggs....  Plus the resource book included came in useful.  This gave me more time to create a hands-on printable to share with you...

I also have a copy of
Benjamin's Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs . The story is great and matches the eggs perfectly.  It is nicely illustrated and each page tells a story to match the item in the egg. The kids seem to enjoy the story and hearing it from the point of view of a little boy.  I highly recommend getting this book to compliment the eggs. 

I hid the eggs around my house and told my kids to find them but not open them.  Once we had all 12 eggs we took turns reading a page from the book and opening the egg that went along with the page. 

We then made our own Resurrection Eggs (based off of the ideas found on Just Call Me Jamin's Resurrection Lapbook) at so that we could retell the stories on our own and recall how Jesus died for us and then rose from the dead.  I made my own printable to match JCMJ's!  The printable has an egg you open and inside the egg you glue a part of the story and a symbol from the egg.  My kiddos had fun coloring the eggs and then gluing the pieces onto the file folder.  I also plan to do this activity is pieces with my Third Grade CCD (Faith Formation) class over the next few Sundays. 

I made a printable to create this book.. You can download it free here. It is five pages.  The last page (foldable eggs) you will need to print three times on colored card stock.  All other pages get printed once on regular paper.  My kids enjoyed making the books and we will refer to them through the season.
I also plan to make the books with my Faith Formation class (CCD).  We will do it in stages over the next few weeks.  Last week I hid two eggs from the
Resurrection Eggs around the room and picked four kids to go on a hunt for them.  Once they found both eggs they got to open the eggs and tell us what was inside the egg.  We then read the first two stories from Benjamin's Box: The Story of the Resurrection Eggs.   Each week I will pick four kids to hunt for the next two eggs.  Slowly we will work on parts of th

Must See Site!!!  For more resources, Catholic Icing is such a great blog and it has many examples of Resurrection Eggs found around the web.  You also should print out her Lent Calendar for kiddos.  It is great.  I have one on my refrigerator and gave one to each of my CCD kids.  Be sure to look at her Easter cookies too!  What a wonderful happy resource.  It surely is built with love!!!
e book so that they will each have their own book to share with their families. 

Some Fun Bunny Crafts!

Peep Paint and Bunny Thumb Prints!!!

Peep Paint - Salt!

To make the paint:

Combine 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup liquid laundry starch, 1 cup of salt and a few tablespoons of tempera paint.  When the peeps dry they will have a texture like a real peep!!!

After we painted the Peep (template is found here).

We glued him to another page where we made “thumb” bunnies….  aren’t they adorable??


Doing this with preschoolers – I helped them do their thumb prints…  we did two of each of the two kinds of bunnies.  I drew in one of each kind to show them how to make the bunnies and then they copied mine by making the other two.  They really did well with this craft!  I love how different all the thumb bunnies look!

Thumb Bunnies - stamp bunny

Templates for this craft can be found here!

How about making a bunny sensory bottle?


You need a bottle filled with water.  I used the sports bottles that are circular shaped, but you can use any shaped bottle.
I used a sharpie to outline a bunny face  on the bottle.
Students picked a color they wanted.
They picked a glitter as well.  They also put a plastic bunny inside the bottle.
Once all of this is added, the bottle gets closed and the students shake the bottle and watch their bunny appear.
Then provide a few cupcake liners for the students to choose as their bunny hat.
Lastly glue the bunny ears to the hat. 
The bunny ears I used are found in this set! 

Bunny Sensory Bottle Craft

Did they turn out sweet, or what?  They all have their own personalities!


Bunny Carrot Handprint Craft!

Bunny Handprint craft!

We painted two fingers and our palm white.  We placed it on a blue piece of paper with the title, Some Bunny Loves You and Carrots Too!  We painted a carrot with carrot paint.  The kids added carrot shreds to orange paint.  We cut out our carrots and glued them next to our handprint.  Once the handprint dried we added pink to the ears, a nose and eyes, and drew on a mouth.  We added some cotton!  

All the templates for this craft can be found here!!! 

Bunny Handprint Craft

Some Bunny Loves You and Carrots Too Craft

As a special treat for you students, share one of these videos with them!

My favorite bunny poems, songs, and fingerplays

Little Bunny Foo-Foo
Little Bunny Foo-Foo, (hold up two fingers)
Hopping through the forest, (bounce you hand up and down)
Picking up the field mice, (make a grabbing motion)
And bopping them on the head, (hold your fist, and hit your fist with your palm)
[spoken]Down came the fairy godmother, (symbol rain coming down)
[spoken]And SHE SAID:
Little Bunny Foo-Foo, (hold up one finger "no-no" motion)
I don't want to see you, (same as above)
Picking up the field mice, (make a grabbing motion)
And bopping them on the head, (hold your fist, and hit your fist with your palm)
[spoken]I'll give you three more chances, and then I will turn you into a goon!!!

(sing again last line 2 more chances, then 1 more chance, then sing the following:)

Little Bunny Foo-Foo, (hold up two fingers)
Hopping through the forest, (bounce you hand up and down)
Picking up the field mice, (make a grabbing motion)
And bopping them on the head, (hold your fist, and hit your fist with your palm)
[spoken]Down came the fairy godmother, (symbol rain coming down)
[spoken]And SHE SAID:
Little Bunny Foo-Foo, (hold up one finger "no-no" motion)
I didn't want to see you, (same as above)
Picking up the field mice, (make a grabbing motion)
And bopping them on the head, (hold your fist, and hit your fist with your palm)
[spoken] I gave you three chances, now I will turn you into a goon!!!
[spoken] And poof, she turned him into a goon

The Bunny Fingerplay
Here is a bunny (make a bunny with hand)
With ears so funny (wiggle ears)
And this is his/her hole in the ground (make a hole with other hand)
When a noise she hears (listen intently)
She pricks up her ears (straighten ears)
And jumps in her hole in the ground (make bunny jump into hole)

Bunny, Bunny
Bunny, white bunny (Place pointer fingers beside head)
With ears so tall.
And your two pink eyes
And a mouth so small. (Make O with mouth)
Wiggle goes one ear. (Wiggle one finger)
Wiggle goes the other. (Wiggle other finger)
Hop, hop, hop, hop Home to your mother! (Hop away in four hops)

The Bunny Wiggle

Bunny rabbits wiggle,
So much they make me giggle. *giggle*
They wiggle their ears,
They wiggle their nose,
The tail on their rear,
Wiggles too, I suppose.
And just when I say, "Stop wiggling, stop!"
They wiggle all over, and take a big hop!

Oh, No!
The little bunny is sick,
He thinks he has the flu.
He can't get out of bed,
And there's still so much to do!
He's going to need some helpers,
But he's not sure just who,
Could you help the little bunny?
Would you know what to do... Like...  
Doing all your schoolwork,
Wriggling you ears and nose,
Eating all your carrots,
And hopping on your toes?  
The little bunny is better,
He didn't have the flu.
He just ate too many jelly beans,
And chocolate bunnies, too!


More To Download


Bunny Sensory Fun!!!

 For more sensory fun with a bunny theme, create a bunny patch for students to explore.

Bunny Sensory Table - Sorting

I used the wash bins from the dollar store.  Dyed rice green and added some little things only a bunny would love.  All items were found at the dollar store.  I used a dollar store tray for the sorting tray.

dollar store tray used for sorting activity

The students used the grabbers to pick up the items in the bunny bins and place inside the correct area.  When they had found everything, I checked to make sure they cleaned their bunny patch well.  Some of the students counted up their findings and told me what items they found the most and least of!!!

Bunny Themed Packet!

Bunny Math and Reading Theme For Preschool and Kindergarten!

Hands-on Bunny Themed Games, Crafts, Teaching Materials, and Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten!
Pages 7 to 11—Pieces and directions to make an interactive bunny counting chart to use at circle time. Counting back from 5.
Pages 12 to 15—The pages needed to create a flip book for students to color that goes along with the poem on the previous pages.
Pages 16 to 18—Bunny Themed Play Dough Mats
Pages 19 to 25— Shape and Color Pocket Chart Pieces… Find the real bunny and not one of his tricky friends.
Page 26—Pattern Cut and paste sheet.
Pages 27 to 29— Bunny carrot game. Counting up to 10.
Pages 30 to 33—Patterns need to make a given bunny handprint craft.
Page 34—Favorite preschool bunny facts
Pages 35 to 37—Printables to use with the Bunny Mallow Marshmallows.
Pages 38 to 39—Directions and template to create a bunny water bottle.
Pages 40 to 42—Various bunny activity sheets. Counting and tracing. Beginning sound.
Pages 43 to 45—Bunny Beginning Sound Center. Student matches carrot letter to bunny picture.
Pages 46 to 47—Bunny Tracer page.
Pages 48 to 60—Peeps craft idea with templates.
Pages 52 to 53—Peep Dice Game - Counting to 12. Counting two sets.
Pages 54 to 60—Peeps card game to practice skill of your choice. Beginning sound cards provided.

BONUS FILES to Match There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!!
+Old Lady Dice Game—Includes printable dice. Students Take turns rolling the dice. Be the first to fill the old lady’s mouth with each item she swallowed and you win!
+Printables to create you own old lady to feed. Includes eggs with all letters and baskets you can program with your own skill!
+Old Lady Swallowed a Chick Pattern Practice Center: AB, ABC, AABB patterns practiced. Student places the picture next to the correct pattern.
+2 Hands On Following Direction Activities.
+ 2 Activity sheets to match the story!
+ Programmable puzzle.

Files Copyright 2014—Single Classroom Use Only BY: Colleen Gallagher @ www.teachingheart.net

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Easter Yummy Tummy Treats For Kiddos!

Your Easter Bunny Gummies

I want to share this activity early.  This way you have time to find these Easter Gummies.  I found mine at Sam's Club.  They are made by Betty Crocker.
The little packs are yummy and cute.  See..

I created a sorting sheet and graph to match the gummy candy.  The sorting is for prek to first grade.  The graph can be done in first through third.  Just a fun Spring Time activity.

You can print these  two pages out for your classroom or kiddos! 
Click here to download the word files!

Isn't he cute? He is made from a hard boiled egg!!!
I got this recipe from the Pillsbury Classic Cookbook sent monthly.

Click here to see the full recipe from the April 2005 issue.

The Bunny Cake:
An Easter Tradition in My House.

One cake is the head. The other cake makes the bow and two ears. Decorate with Vanilla Icing and then top with white and pink coconut. Green coconut is used for the background!

Click here for some more cute ideas!!
Click Here to see my favorite recipe on this page!

Bunny Learning then In the Tummy!!!

We love the Jet-Puffed Mallows by Kraft for Yummies in our Tummies and for learning fun. The ones above are the Spring version. They are shaped like bunnies and come in green, purple, yellow, and pink. Great for fun sorting and graphing; as well as eating! I have found them at Target and my grocery store (Giant Eagle). Sometimes they go quickly; so, I try to grab them when I first see them in early March.

I created three activity sheets to use with these Mallows. My daughter can complete the sorting sheet pretty independently and my six year old can do the sorting and graphing sheet pretty independently. There is a third sheet for first to second graders that involves adding up small numbers.

First we color the bunnies in on the sorting sheet. Next we sort. After that we count the bunnies & write how many we have of each color.

Feel free to download the sheets above off of Teaching Heart by clicking here!


Peeps Bunny Digging for Carrot

I found the pre-made carrot decorations at Target yesterday and that sealed the deal!!!

However, if you want to go the extra mile… this blog will show you how to make carrots that look real and may taste better!!!

My way is way easier…  and great if you are short on time…  Find those premade carrots!

All you need is:

Peeps snacks

Oreos ( a box was enough to cover 24 cups), Peeps, Pudding, and Carrots!!!

Okay here is the most difficult part of the recipe…  Put the Oreos in a food processor and turn it on!

oreos in food processor

Phew…  my dirt is made…  crack open the seal to the pudding… slap on some dirt (crushed Oreos), Push a peep in the dirt, and give him a carrot to gnaw on!

I had a sample for my kids waiting for them after school and I got the “Oooooos and Awwwwwws!”  from my daughter and the “That looks Delicious!” from my son!!!

So easy to do and sure to make a kiddo smile!

How about a little bunny play-doh treat?

Here is a free printable you can attach to the playdough we made at this post!Easter Teacher Gift Idea using play dough

I found the carrot eggs at the dollar store and added a ball of homemade play-dough.  May be a cute treat to hand out before Easter break.  The printable can be used for free and is found at the last page of this free set!

My Favorite Easter and Bunny Books!

My favorite Easter poems, songs, and fingerplays

Easter Bunny Chant
Funny little bunny
Sat on a stump
Flicked his floppy little ears
And then he gave a jump!

Easter Fingerplay
Five little Easter eggs, lovely colors wore
Mother ate the blue one, then there were four
Four little Easter eggs, two and two you see
Daddy ate the red one, then there were three
Three little Easter eggs, before I knew
Sister ate the yellow one, then there were two
Two little Easter egg, Oh what fun
Brother ate the purple one, then there was one
One little Easter egg, see me run
I ate the last one, and then there were none

Some Things That Easter Brings

Easter duck and Easter chick,
Easter eggs with chocolate thick,

Easter hats for one and all,
Easter bunny makes a call!

Happy Easter always brings
Such a lot of pleasant things!

Easter Eggs
tune: Jingle Bells
could be used for flannel board too

Easter eggs,
Easter eggs
Eggs of orange and blue.
Here' are lots of colored eggs
All for me and you.
Chocolate eggs
colored brown,
Jelly beans bright green
Aren't these the most beautiful eggs
That you have ever seen?

Five Little Easter Eggs

Five little Easter eggs lovely colors wore,

(Hold up five fingers)

Mother ate the blue one, then there were four.

(Bend down one finger)

Four little Easter eggs, two and two you see,

Daddy ate the red one, then there were three

(Bend down one finger)

Three little Easter eggs, before I knew,

Sister ate the yellow one, then there were two.

(Bend down one finger)

Two little Easter eggs, oh, what fun!

Brother ate the purple one, then there was one.

(Bend down one finger)

One little Easter egg, see me run!

I ate the last one, and then there were none.

(Bend down last finger)

Easter Bunny
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)

Easter Bunny, soft and white
Hopping quickly out of sight,
Thank you for the eggs you bring,
At Eastertime we welcome spring,
Easter Bunny, soft and white,
Hopping quickly out of sight.

Some Ideas From the Teaching Heart Mailring Group!

We ask each child to bring 1 dozen plastic eggs filled with stickers, candy, little trinkets...we mark each egg with a number 1-12, then we ask the parents to hide them in the Kindergarten playground.
The rules are they need to find 12 eggs with the sequencing numbers,(don't have to be the ones they brought) ... if they find for instance 2 numbers 4, they pick one and leave the other for another kid to find.
The first ones to get their complete set, get a prize. The other ones get to keep their 12 filled eggs.
We always have extra ones in case some kids forget to bring theirs.
The children love it, it reinforces their number recognition, and best of all, the teacher is free to sit and rest and enjoy the show!

Bunny Stamping Game

Write a letter, number, or site word on each rabbit, and make a copy for each child. Children will draw a number, letter, or sight word card from a stack (or roll a die), find that letter/numeral/word on their mat, and stamp it out. You can use rubber stamps or bingo daubers. You could also use stickers.

Links To Other Sites With Great Ideas!

Links To Fun Crafts

Links To Free Printables

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