Easter Ideas

Art Activities

Color some rice using water tinted with food coloring and a little bit of alcohol. Soak rice to desired color and drain. Dry on paper towels. Trace and cut out a tagboard egg shape. Glue lengths of yarn to divide the egg into sections. Brush glue on a section and have children add their rice to their egg.

Using a cutout of an egg or bunny shape, punch holes randomly along the shape. Glue several colors of tissue paper squares on the back of the paper. Dry and hang in a window.

Make a mosaic using bits of colored egg shells and glue.

Give the children a piece of paper, easter grass and oval shapes in various colors. Have the children glue on their eggs and easter grass.

Assist the children in cutting bunny ears from pink construction paper and gluing of stapling the ears to a headband.

Give the children a bunny cutout in any color, except white. Have the children use cotton balls to paint their cutouts white and add a colorful cotton ball tail.

Baby Food Jar Bunny

baby food jar - clean and without label
glue - Glue dots are great for this craft
cotton balls (marshamllows or white jeely beans work for an edible treat)
wiggle Eyes
pink or white small pom-pom (1/2 inch)
pink or white larger pom-pom (1 inch)
small piece of white yarn
white or pink chenille stem ( pipe cleaner)
Acrylic paint - white or pink

Paint the jar lid with acrylic paint and let it dry while you make the rest of the bunny.
Fill the baby food jar with cotton balls, marshmallows or other white treat.
To make the whiskers, tie a knot in the center of the yarn. Then unravel the pieces and trim.

Glue the whiskers to the front of the jar and then add the smaller pom-pom nose and eyes. Now add the larger pom-pom tail to the back bottom edge of the jar.

Cut the chenille stem in half to make two ears. Loop and twist the ends together and then glue to the back of the lid. Glue dots or hot glue gun will make this step easier.

Shiny Easter Eggs
Cut giant Easter eggs from 12x18 sheets of construction paper or tagboard. Mix sweetened condensed milk (like Eagle Brand) with food coloring to create several colors of "paint". Paint this mixture onto the eggs and let dry thoroughly. This will take awhile! When dry, these eggs just glisten!!

Rabbit Paperweights
You will need a fist-size rock. Paint it white. When dry, use craft glue to attach two small aquarium rocks for eyes. Draw a nose, mouth, and whiskers using markers. Glue on construction paper ears to complete the rabbit. Put the rabbit into a plastic strawberry basket filled with Easter grass.

Clothespin Lamb
Begin this project by letting students clip two spring-type clothespins to a tongue depressor, the tongue depressor being the lamb's body and the clothespins, the lamb's legs. Now have them paint the tongue depressor and clothespins black. When dry, have children to glue cotton balls or batting onto the body. Glue wiggly eyes on each side of head.

Easter Necklace
Fun art for any season. You will need a bobby pin to use as a needle, colored yarn approx. 14 inches long, and colored straws cut into 1-inch pieces. Also have egg shapes cut from paper with a hole punched at top. String straw pieces onto yarn and intersperse egg shapes until yarn is filled. Tie ends to form a necklace. Substitute shapes for different seasons or holidays.

Springtime Bunny
You will need : green, blue and white construction paper - scissors and paste

Trace around 1 hand on white paper. cut it out. Fold the middle finger under. Fold the thumb and the pinky finger forward. Cut out a strip of grass. Paste the hand print (w/fingers folded) fingers up - and the grass on blue paper. draw a face on the bunny, draw paws on the bunny, color the inside of the ears pink.

Easter Bunny
Draw around a child on butcher or white bulletin board paper. Draw in ears and bunny paws and feet. just don't draw too thin. Cut out and decorate. Let child decorate with rickrack, buttons, etc. They do like to paint them, but they don't have to. Add wiggle eyes and pipe cleaner whiskers..Sometimes I double the paper and stuff and staple the bunny. Great on the front door!!

Foot Bunnies
Construction paper, White and pink.
Pencil
Crayons, felt-tip markers or colored pencils
scissors
glue
cottonball
pipe cleaners
curling ribbon
1/2 inch pink pom-pom.
Remove one shoe; leave sock on. Bunny's head and body are made by tracing your foot onto white construction paper with a pencil. (Could also paint childs foot )Cut out. Turn tracing upside down. Cut out 2 long ears from white & pink paper. Glue pink pieces on white pieces. Then glue on top of heel outline. Color in bunny features with crayons, felt-tip markers. You can glue on pipe cleaners or curling ribbon make fine whiskers, pom-pom for nose and bunny needs a cotton tail!

Puffy Bunny Paint
Shaving Cream White Glue Food Coloring (or I prefer Liquid Temepra)
Margarine Containers (or similar with covers)
Mix Puffy Paint with the children: Squirt shaving cream in the small containers until full. Use as many containers as you want colors. Squirt in one big blob of white glue in each container. Stir in small amounts of color until you get desired color. Please note: stirring will not deflate shaving cream. Cover until ready to use.

Paint with PUFFY PAINT: You can use assorted size brushes, q-tips, or hands and have children paint as they want. The puffier the better! Let dry. Your children will love the experience! Great smell too!

Bunnies in the Grass
White Paper
Crayons
Glue
Pom-poms or cotton balls
Have child color a white sheet of paper all green (scribbling is just perfect), then have them glue on 10-15 1/2" pom poms or pieces of cotton balls - Voila you now have "Baby Bunnies Hiding in the Grass!!"

Shaving Cream Eggs
• Shaving Cream
• Food Coloring
• Egg (oval) template, cut out of tag board (16 x 20 is a good size) [click here for an egg template]
• Spatula
• Newspaper

What You Do:
1. Spray shaving cream on template of egg.
2. Then have child drop dots of food color on top of shaving cream.
3. Let it soak in for a minute or two.
4. Scrape off with spatula.
5. You will have be left with a beautiful design and no two will look alike.
6. Hang in window when dry.

Crayon Shaving Eggs
• old crayons
• wax paper
• construction paper
• iron
• scissors
• egg template

1. Give the children a square of wax paper.
2. Have the children sprinkle the middle of the wax paper with crayon shavings.
3. Place another square of wax paper on top.
4. Place construction on top of the wax paper before you run the iron over it.
5. With ADULT assistance, run a warm iron over the wax paper to melt the crayon.
6. After it has cooled, have the children trace the egg template onto the wax design and then they may cut it out.
7. Hang the crayon eggs in the window as sun catchers.

Basket of Eggs
Trace around 2 hands on green paper - cut them out. Cut out a large basket shape from brown paper and four eggs on colored paper - glue the hands(fingers up) as grass behind the eggs and basket on blue paper.

Lambs
White Paper
Black Paint
Glue
Packing Popcorn, etc.
Use black paint on the hands and stamp them on a white piece of paper, then decorate. The lambs look cute with packing "popcorn" or white paper reinforcements make great "wool". Also, left-over batting or stuffing can be used.

Jesus Jelly Bean Bags
Place jelly beans in a snack size ziplock bag and attach the following prayer:
Red is for the blood He gave,
Green is for the grass He made,
Yellow is for the sun so bright,
Orange is for the edge of night.
Black is for the sins that were made,
White is for the grace He gave.
Purple is for the hour of sorrow,
Pink is for the new tomorrow.
A bag full of jelly beans,
Colorful and sweet,
Is a Prayer...is a Promise... Is an Easter treat!

Jelly Bean Chicks

•1/3 cup jelly beans
•Pleated sandwich bag
•1 large yellow pom pom
•3 yellow foam hearts
•2 small wiggle eyes
•Scrap of orange felt or foam
•Chenille stem
•Small pom pom (color to match chenille stem)
•White craft glue
•Scissors
How to make it:
1. Pour jelly beans into sandwich bag. Gather beans into one corner of the bag and twist chenille stem snugly around the bag.
2. Trim the top of the bag, above the chenille stem, to about 1/2 inch. Fan out the top of the bag as if opening it to expose the center.
3. Put a generous amount of white glue on the yellow pom pom and place on top of the bag.
4. Put two yellow foam hearts next to each other on the table. These will be your chick’s feet. Glue bag on top of the feet so that the rounded ends of the hearts are poking out the front.
5. Cut the third yellow foam heart on half, these two pieces will be your chick’s wings. Glue one to each side of the jelly bean bag.
6. Glue wiggle eyes to the front of the pom pom head.
7. Cut a small triangle from the orange felt or foam and glue on as the beak.
8. Use the scissors to trim the ends of the chenille stem to about 2-3” each. Fold each side of the chenille stem in toward the center to look like a bow tie.
9. Glue small pom pom to the center of the chenille bow tie.

Tips:
• If you don’t have pleated sandwich bags you can use zipper bags, just cut the zipper top off before starting.
• You can make full yellow chicks by using all yellow jelly beans, however this may be cost prohibitive unless you buy your jelly beans from a store that sells individual colors in bulk.
• As an alternative you can glue the wings inward toward the front of the jelly bean bag and glue a small slip of paper with the message “Happy Easter” on it in front. Keep in mind that this will hide the jelly beans on your project.

Bunny Basket

• Soup can; washed and dried
• White craft paint
• Pink craft paint
• Paint brushes
• Wax paper or newspaper
• 2 (20mm) Wiggle eyes
• Pink pom pom
• Pink chenille stem
• Wire cutters, optional
• Eyelet flat lace (about 1/2" wide)
• 2 (2") Oval Woodsies
• 2 (1 1/2") Oval Woodsies
• Hot glue gun or Tacky glue
• Scissors

How to make it:
1. Use wax paper or newspaper to cover the work area.
2. Paint the soup can and the 4 Oval Woodsies white. Let dry. You may need to apply more than one coat of paint.
3. Paint the middle of the 2" Oval Woodsies with pink paint. (see photo) Let dry.
4. Glue the wiggle eyes and the pom pom for the nose on the bunny.
5. Paint the pink mouth on the bunny. (see photo)
6. Glue on the bunny ears and the paws. (see photo)
7. Decide on length of handle. If you wish to have a shorter handle, cut the chenille stem in half using the wire cutters.
8. Thread the chenille stem through the eyelet lace, gathering it on the chenille stem. Cut when the lace is ruffled to your satisfaction.
9. Glue the ends of the chenille stems to the inside of the can. (see photo)
10. Let bunny dry completely.
11. Fill with Easter grass and little wrapped candies or goodies.

Just Ducky Tennis Ball

Here's a fluffy fowl ball that's all it's quacked up to be. This tennis ball duckling can neither swim nor fly, but it gets by with a winning waddle.

Materials
• Tacky Glue
• Orange craft foam
• 1 tennis ball
• 2 googly eyes
• 1 2-inch yellow pom-pom
• Yellow and orange craft feathers
• Black permanent marker

1. To hatch your own duckling decoration, first use tacky glue to glue together two 4-inch squares of orange craft foam.
2. When the glue is dry, cut out a 1-piece set of webbed feet, then glue a tennis ball to the feet.
3. Next, glue 2 googly eyes and 2 duck bill shapes cut from more orange craft foam to a 2-inch yellow pom-pom, then glue the pom-pom to the tennis ball.
4. For wings and a tail, glue yellow and orange craft feathers to the sides and back of the duck.
5. Finally, dot nostrils on the top of the bill with a permanent marker.

Peek a Boo Chick
Peek-a-boo Chick Template
Yellow, orange, and white craft foam
2 googly eyes
Decorations for the egg (we used craft foam flowers)
Glue
Scissors
Brass fastener
Optional: magnet

How to play your Peek-A-Boo Chick:
Print our Peek-a-boo Chick template, cut the pieces out and trace them onto craft foam. Cut out your craft foam pieces.
Overlap the two pieces of the egg slightly so that when closed the two pieces of the egg make a nice egg shape.

Push the brass fastener through the two pieces on the side of the egg to hold them together. Don't fasten it too tightly though so that your egg can still be opened and closed without cutting through the craft foam.

Glue the yellow chick piece to the back of the bottom half of the egg. Make sure when you do this that you glue it so that the top of the chick is covered by the top half of the egg when it is closed and doesn't stick out.

Glue two googly eyes onto the chick.

Glue the beak onto the chick.

Glue your decorations onto the egg.

Cognitive Activities

Give the children a plastic egg, small baby chick toy and easter grass. Have the children put the grass and chick inside and close the egg. Seems simple, but the kids love it!

Place about 20 jelly beans in a jar and have kids estimate how many are in the jar. Have them count to see how close they were.

Provide several egg cutouts with various patterns drawn on them. Make sure you make two of each. Have the children match the pairs.

Provide an egg carton and a dozen plastic eggs. Have the children count the eggs as they place them in the slots.

Place a pile of carrots on the table and have the children guess how many are in the pile.

More Craft Ideas

Barefoot Chick
Supplies:
Yellow Paint
construction Paper
Crayons
Glue
Cornmeal
Paint (giggling allowed!) the bottom of the child's foot with yellow washable liquid paint. Have him press his foot onto a sheet of construction paper. When the child's foot is clean and the paint is dry, have him use crayons to add an eye, beak, and legs to his chick. Finally have him spread glue along the bottom of the paper, then sprinkle the glue with cornmeal.

Trace around 2 hands on white paper - cut them out. Cut out a yellow circle (chicks head) and a large yellow egg shape (chicks body). Cut out 2 orange feet, 2 white eyes and an orange beak using the handprints (fingers down) for wings glue the body parts on green paper. Use the poem below to go with it.

EGGS
Eggs come in many sizes.
Eggs hold some big surprises,
Speckled, brown, white, or blue.
Eggs hold babies that are new.
Chicks from eggs are fluffy yellow,
Chicks from eggs are funny fellows!

Egghead
Another fun idea - crack the top 1/4 off of several eggs, wash out the insides and let dry. Let the kids draw silly faces on the eggs. Then, place damp cottonballs inside them, prop them in an egg carton so they stay upright, and drop some grass seed on the cotton balls. Before you know it, your eggshell people will sprout grass hair! (Keep the cotton moist, and your kids can actually trim the hair as it grows!)

Chicks
Supplies:
2 Cotton Balls
Orange and Black Construction Paper
Dry, Yellow tempera Paint
Glue
Empty, Clean Egg Shell
Put some of the paint in a Ziploc Bag, put in the 2 cotton balls and shake until they are yellow. Feet, eyes, and beaks can be cut from orange & black construction paper and glued on. Then you can glue the chick into half of the egg shell.

Cardboard Egg Hop Game
Draw and cut out two large cardboard eggs. Decorate them with paint, markers, or crayons. Have each player choose a partner and give each pair of players two eggs. To play. In each pair, there is a hopper and a helper. Starting at one end of the room, the helper places an egg on the floor in front of the hopper, who hops onto it with both feet. The helper then places the other egg a little way ahead and the hopper jumps onto it. This continues until the pair gets to the end of the room. Now players change roles. The first pare back to the starting line wins. If you don't want it to be a competition, young children have fun just hopping.

Chicken in a Shell
Cut a large oval egg form wall paper or white paper. Draw jagged line across half of egg and cut. If white paper is used, it should be decorated. Make a chick's head out of yellow or white construction paper. Color beak and eyes black. Paste chick to bottom half of egg shell. Fasten top and bottom shell together with paper fastener so top half of shell can be moved to reveal chick.

Easter Chicks
White stryofoam egg carton
Yellow cotton balls or make little yellow pompoms from yarn
Paper holes from a paper punch of black for eyes or small wiggle eyes
Tiny orange diamond shape cut from orange construction paper for beak. Fold it in half.
Green Easter Grass
Glue
Cut cracked egg shells from egg carton and glue green grass in the bottom. Next glue the yellow cotton ball in place. Glue on face. They are so cute. Let them make a few and put in a berry basket easter basket.

Egg Carton Flowers
Egg Cartons (the more colors you have the better)
Chenille Stems - Green Fun Foam (coordinating colors to the egg cartons and green)
Scissors
Glue or Glue Gun
Cut each individual egg container off - one entire carton should give you 12 flowers then... Using a pencil or pen.. poke a hole in the middle of an individual egg carton. Put a green chenille stem (pipe cleaner) through it and make a round "knot" type fold at the end to hold the egg carton on. Now you can glue fun foam around the outside of the eggs in the shapes of petals. Add some leaves from fun foam or floral leftovers. Put in a vase for display!

Egg Carton Insects
Egg Cartons
Paints, either water colors or acrylics in desired colors
Pipe Cleaners, desired colors
Instructions:
One square of an egg carton can be used to make an ant, a lady bug, a spider etc. Several hooked together makes a good caterpillar. Let the children use their own choice of colors. They may paint faces and make any design they wish. Use the pipe cleaners to create feelers and legs to complete their creation.

After they are done they can take their creatures and pretend that they are butterflies lilting around in the garden getting sweet nectar from the flowers (see egg carton flowers above), or pretend to be the bug crawling around the garden.

Egg Carton Tree
Supplies:
Two Egg Cartons
Large Piece of Paper
Glue
Paint
Misc Craft Items - such as fabric scraps, beads, ect.
Cut the egg cartons so you have one row of 6 cups, one row of 5 cups, and so on to 1 cup. Paint the outside of the egg cup green. When the paint is dry, glue them on a large sheet of paper as follows: Glue the 6 cup row on the bottom of the paper, just above that glue the 5 cup row, and so on until you have used all the cups. It should look like a triangle when you are done. Decorate with misc. craft items. (purchase miniature eggs, bunnies, flowers, etc. for Easter)

BUNNY POOP
The Easter bunny's been busy, delivering all his eggs
I've been following in his paw prints, on my own two little legs
Gathering something special, with my very own Easter scoop,
Picking up all his droppings, to give you some Easter Bunny poop!
You can fill ziplock bags with pastel marshmallows or pastel colored M&M's!


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Fingerplays:

JELLY BEAN COUNTDOWN (Use real jelly beans or flannelboard ones- 5 colors

5 little jelly beans
I wish I had more!
I'll eat the (color) one
Now there are four!

4 little jelly beans
Tasty as can be
I'll eat the (color) one
Now there are 3!

3 little jelly beans
Only a few.
I'll eat the (color) one
Now there are 2.

2 little jelly beans
Eating them is fun
I'll eat the (color) one
Now there is one.

1 little jelly bean
The last one for me
I'll eat the (color) one
I'm as happy as can be!

Or

5 little Easter eggs,
Lovely colors wore;
Mother ate the blue one,
Then there were four.

4 little Easte eggs,
Two and two, you see;
Daddy ate the red one,
Then there were three.

3 little Easter eggs,
Before I knew,
Sister ate the yellow one,
Then there were two.

Two little Easter eggs,
Oh, what fun!
Brother ate the purple one,
Then there was one.

1 little Easter egg,
See me run!!!
I ate the last one,
And then there was none

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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?
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(You will need pictures of hens in the colors listed below:)
Hens of Different Colors

This little hen is BLACK ( hold up black hens)
She stands in the barnyard by a big hay stack.

This little hen is RED (hold up red hens)
She is very tired and won't get out of bed.

This little hen is BROWN (hold up brown hens)
She is feeling sad and wearing a frown.

This little hen is YELLOW (hold up yellow hens)
She's friends with the rooster; he's a handsome fellow.

This little hen is WHITE (hold up white hen)
She dance's and plays, oh what a sight.

This little hen is PURPLE (hold up the purple hens)
She spends her day running around in circles.

This little hen is GREEN (hold up green hen)
She is the silliest hen I've ever seen.

This little hen is BLUE (hold up blue hen)
She lays eggs for me and you.

This little hen is PINK (hold up the pink hen)
She goes down to the pond to get a drink.

All of these hens live at the farm
Out in the big RED barn.

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THIS LITTLE CHICK
This little chick ate corn today:
(hold up thumb)
This little chick ate worms, they say;
(hold up first finger)
This little chick ate yellow meal;
(hold up second finger)
this little chick ate potato peel;
(hold up third finger)
And this little chick like a fluffy ball,
(hold up fourth finger)
Ate a teeny, tiny, bit of all!
Corn today! Worms they say! Yellow meal!
Potato peel!

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Here is one flannel story..

Five Hungry Chicks(Mother Goose)
Said the first little chicken
with a queer little squirm,
"I wish I could find
A fat little worm."

Said the second little chicken,
with an odd little shrug,
"I wish I could find
A fat little bug."

Said the third little chicken'
With a sharp little squeal,
"I wish I could find
Some nice Yellow corn meal."

Said the fourth little chicken
with a sigh of grief,
"I wish I could find
A little green leaf."

Said the fifth little chicken,
With a faint little moan,
"I wish I could find
A wee gravel stone."

"Now see here, said the mother,
>From the green garden patch,
"If you want any breakfast,
Just come her and scratch!"

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I'm A Little Chick..

I'm a little chick inside an egg
I'm alway's sleeping - snoring away
Soon you'll hear a pecking,pecking sound
The egg will crack and out I'll pop.
(Tune of: I'm a Little Teapot)

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Cluck Cluck Red Hen (Tune: Baa-Baa Black Sheep)
Have you any eggs?
Yes sir! Yes sir!
As many as your legs!

One for your breakfast
And one for your lunch!
Come back tomorrow,
I'll have another bunch!

Cluck, cluck red hen
Have you any eggs?
Yes sir! Yes sir!
As many as your legs!
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Here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way

Bringin' every girl and boy
Baskets full of Easter joy,
Things to make your Easter bright and gay.

He's got jelly beans for Tommy,
Colored eggs for sister Sue,
There's an orchid for your Mommy
And an Easter bonnet, too.

Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppity, Happy Easter day.

Here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
Look at him stop, and listen to him say:

"Try to do the things you should."
Maybe if you're extra good,
He'll roll lots of Easter eggs your way.

You'll wake up on Easter morning
And you'll know that he was there
When you find those choc'late bunnies
That he's hiding ev'rywhere.

Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hoppin' down the bunny trail,
Hippity hoppity, Happy Easter day.

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Eggbert the Easter Egg
was a pretty little Easter egg
prettiest egg you ever saw
in the window of a big department store

All day the children came
noses pressed against the window pane
spoke to Eggbert,but alas
Eggbert cried because he couldn't answer back

Then,at once the clouds rolled back
And let the sun come through
and believe it or not,it got so hot
that Eggbert broke in two

Out popped a baby chick
a teeny-weeny little baby chick
and the children heard him say
Eggbert wishes you a Happy Easter Day!

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Hop,hop,hop
be a funny bunny and hop,hop,hop
Now all tired bunnies should stop,stop,stop
Then lift one foot and hop again
Bunnies turn around and count to 10
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10

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This reminds me of a camping song (Sing chorus, one person hollers the knock knock, the others holler the response....)

Stay on the Sunny side,
Always on the Sunny Side.
Stay on the sunny side of life.
(Yee HA!!!!)
We will cause you no pain,
As we drive you insane,
So stay on the Sunny side of life.

knock, knock.
who's there?
Ether
Ether Who?
Ether Bunny

Stay on the Sunny side,
Always on the Sunny Side.
Stay on the sunny side of life.
(Yee HA!!!!)
We will cause you no pain,
As we drive you insane,
So stay on the Sunny side of life.

knock, knock.
who's there?
Sam
Sam Who?
Sam the Ether Bunny!

Stay on the Sunny side,
Always on the Sunny Side.
Stay on the sunny side of life.
(Yee HA!!!!)
We will cause you no pain,
As we drive you insane,
So stay on the Sunny side of life.

knock, knock.
who's there?
Ilene
Ilene Who?
Ilene the Ether Bunny!

Stay on the Sunny side,
Always on the Sunny Side.
Stay on the sunny side of life.
(Yee HA!!!!)
We will cause you no pain,
As we drive you insane,
So stay on the Sunny side of life.

knock, knock.
who's there?
Cargo
Cargo Who?
Cargo Beep beep Run over ALL the Ether bunnies

Stay on the Sunny side,
Always on the Sunny Side.
Stay on the sunny side of life.
(Yee HA!!!!)
We will cause you no pain,
As we drive you insane,
So stay on the Sunny side of life.

knock, knock.
who's there?
Boo
Boo who?
Don't Cry, Ether bunny be back next year.

Stay on the Sunny side,
Always on the Sunny Side.
Stay on the sunny side of life.
(Yee HA!!!!)
We will cause you no pain,
As we drive you insane,
So stay on the Sunny side of life.

knock knock.
Who's there
Art
Art who?
Art you glad this song is over?

Stay on the Sunny side,
Always on the Sunny Side.
Stay on the sunny side of life.
(Yee HA!!!!)
We will cause you no pain,
As we drive you insane,
So stay on the Sunny side of life.

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Tune: My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean
Some rabbits have bright shiny noses
I'm telling you now as a friend
The reason their noses are shiny--
Their powder puff's on the wrong end
Wrong end, wrong end
Their powder puff's on the wrong end

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5 little Easter eggs,
Lovely colors wore;
Mother ate the blue one,
Then there were four.
4 little Easte eggs,
Two and two, you see;
Daddy ate the red one,
Then there were three.
3 little Easter eggs,
Before I knew,
Sister ate the yellow one,
Then there were two.
Two little Easter eggs,
Oh, what fun!
Brother ate the purple one,
Then there was one.
1 little Easter egg,
See me run!!!
I ate the last one,
And then there was none.
I also use the children's names instead of the mother, daddy, etc.... We sing this to the tune of 5 Elephants went out to play.

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Here is an Easter Bunny chant that children love to hop around to:
Funny Little Bunny
Sat upon a stump.
Flicked his floppy little ears
And then he gave a jump!

Resurection Eggs

Telling The Easter Story
Make an Easter basket with a difference:
This basket tells the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus using an object and a Bible verse each day for 12 days prior to Easter. Celebrate the Easter season with your children by using this Easter basket. Set aside a daily time to open each egg, learn the true meaning of Easter, and begin a new family tradition
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Purchase a special Easter basket and 12 colored plastic eggs. Fill the eggs with the following items and a slip of paper with the Scripture verse:

Day 1 - Small cracker pieces (Last Supper)
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to His disciples, saying, "Take it; this is my body." Mark 14:22

Day 2 - Rooster (a drawing or a real rooster feather will do)
Peter replied, "Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will. " "I tell you the truth, " Jesus answered, "this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times." Matt. 26:33

Day 3 - Three silver dimes (30 pieces of silver)
Then one of the Twelve - the one called Judas Iscariot - went to the chief priests and asked, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" So they counted out for him thirty silver coins. Matt.26:14-15

Day 4 - Thorns (crown of thorns)
They put a purple robe on Him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on Him. Mark 15:17

Day 5 - Nail (nails on the cross)
After they had mocked Him, they took off the robe and put His own clothes on Him. Then they led Him away to crucify Him. Matt. 27:31

Day 6 - The Cross (a small metal or paper one will do)
Carrying His own cross, He went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). Here they crucified Him, and with Him two others - one on each side and Jesus in the middle. John 19:17-18

Day 7 - Dice (casting lots)
When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took His clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment left. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom."Let's not tear it," they said to one another. "Let's decide by lot who will get it." John 19:23-24

Day 8 - Spear (toothpick)
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus' side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. John 19:34

Day 9 - White cloth (linen burial cloth)
As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. Matt. 27:57-60

Day 10 - Cinnamon sticks (burial spices)
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. Mark 16: 1

Day 11 - Stone (over the mouth of the tomb)
The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. "Sir," they said, "we remember that while He was still alive that deceiver said, 'After three days I will rise again. So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first." "Take a guard," Pilate answered. "Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how. Matt. 27:62-65

Day 12 - Empty (the empty tomb)
As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. "Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him" Mark 16:5-6

Easter Story Cookies

To be made the evening before Easter
You need:
1c. whole pecans
1 tsp. vinegar
3 egg whites
pinch salt
1c. sugar
zipper baggie
wooden spoon
tape
Bible
Preheat oven to 300º
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3.

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross he was given vinegar to drink. Read John 19:28-30.

Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27.

So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1c. sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Ps. 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents the purity in God's eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus. Read Isa. 1:18 and John 3:1-3.

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid. Read Matt. 27:57-60.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.

Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed. Read Matt. 27:65-66.

GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22.

On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matt. 28:1-9

Egg Spoon Race
Children walk down a pre determined length carrying egg on spoon to end and back again.

Egg & Baskets
Line walk area with baskets of plastics eggs. Child carries a basket picking up eggs as she goes she gets to end and goes back and returns eggs to baskets.

Large muscle:
Roll eggs! Mark off a start and a finish line with masking tape or chalk. Have the children push plastic eggs with spoons to move them from the start to finish line.

Have the children rolls like eggs. First, remind them that chickens lay eggs. Next, have each child curl up tighly, holding their knees. Encourage them to rock back and forth and roll across the floor.

Chick Sequencing Cards
Make sequence cards showing the different stages of a chick hatching. Draw pictures of the egg in its nest, the egg cracking, the chick partly out of the egg and the chick completely hatched. Mix up the cards and give them to the children. Let them put the cards in order.

A Dozen Eggs...
Number twelve eggs or Ping Pong balls 1 through 12 with paint or a marking pen. Have the child place the eggs in numerical order in an egg carton. To make the activity easier for younger children, write the appropriate numeral in the bottom of each section of the egg carton. Talk about the word "dozen." What other items are sold by the dozen?

Henny Hen...
Make a nest by placing Easter grass in a basket or box. Place a number of Ping Pong balls or plastic eggs in the nest, and top them with a toy chicken. Ask the children to guess how many eggs Henny Hen has lald. Lift her up and have the children count the eggs. How many are there? Was the guess more or fewer than the actual number? Have the children close their eyes while you change the number of eggs in the nest.

Are you going to *make* daffodils? I have made them with yellow crepe paper and yellow cupcake papers. You need green pipe cleaners for the stems. Roll up a little ball on one end of the pipe cleaner so that when you stick it through the flower it won't just fall out. First cut the shape of the "back" of the daffodil...or approximately anyway. Put a small hole in the centre for the pipe cleaner. Cut the cupcake paper in half. Roll it till you can glue the pleated edges together...making the part of the flower that sticks out in front (we called it the "trumpet"). Make a hole (or sort of open the one that's there) and put the pipe cleaner through both parts of the flower; glue the "trumpet" onto the back of the flower. We also added a little edge of orange with markers to make them look like the variations of daffodils.

Eggs in a Nest
Use scissors to cut the shapes of birds eggs from construction paper. Glue the eggs onto cardboard.
Glue short strands of yarn under the eggs for a nest allow them to dry completely.
Use markers to draw tree branches around the nest and speckles on the eggs. Draw leaves or use real ones, or felt (whatever) to make leaves on the branches.
Variations: Wash and dry pieces or real eggshells. Glue them on top of the yard nests.
Talk about the kinds of birds that live in your area. Compare their sizes, shapes, and colors.
Take a walk and look for nests in trees. Talk about the materials that birds use to build nests and how high or low the nests are in the trees.

Popcorn Flowers:
Pop popcorn reserving some to eat after craft is finished!!
Put handfuls of popcorn in plastic baggies and add powdered tempura paint to each one.
Shake well to distribute paint all over the popcorn
Cut stems and leaves out of green construcion paper and glue them to tagboard.
Glue on the colored popcorn to make spring flowers.

Spring Butterflies
1. Color small bowls of water with food coloring
2. Using an eye dropper, scatter drops of colored water onto the round coffee filters and watch the colors bleed and blend.
3. While the filters dry draw eyes and body details on wooden clothes pins.
4. Gather each coffee filter up in the center and clip with the clothespin.
5. Make antennea for each butterfly by inserting a pipe cleaner into the end of the clothes pin and twisting it secure.
6. Bend the ends of the pipe cleaner to make it look realistic.
You can use tissue paper instead of coffee filters for a multilayered effect. Decorate with sequins and buttons. Make caterpillars from green pompoms glued to a large paper leaf (with a bite taken out of it) for a before and after exhibit.

Candle Eggs
1. Hollow out several eggs by gently poking a small hole in one end of each egg. scrambel the egg for lunch or make an omlet for lunch! Rinse clean and set the eggshell in the egg carton.
2. Melt some old candles or paraffin wax and wax coloring in a double boiler over low heat.
3. Place the funnel over the opening of the egg. carefully pour wax into the hollow eggshell in the carton.
4. When the eggshell is full, insert a wired wick into the egg, centering it with a piece of tape for support.
5. Allow the wax to cool and harden, then break off the shell and buff the candle with a soft rag.
6. Heat the bottom end of the candle to soften, then press on a flat surface to make it stand up. or use a candle holder.
Variations: You can use several different colors of wax layering them. Let them cool between colors.
Add glitter or metallic confetti to make the egg sparkle.
Color the wax with old color crayons instead of buying wax coloring.
BE SURE THE EGG SHELL IS DRY BEFORE FILLING IT!

Giant Easter Egg
1 Blow up a balloon and tie a 2 ft. piece of thread to the bottom of it. 2.Cover the entire balloon with starch or watered down glue, using a large paintbrush
3. Wrap crochet thread around the balloon in one direction, leaving small gaps about 1/2 inch wide so the balloon isn't completely covered. Wrapping doesn't have to be perfect.
4. Apply another light layer of starch or glue on top of the thread and wrap with another layer of crochet thread in another direction.
5. Repeat one or more times until the balloon is covered with thread.
6. Hang the balloon from the bottom thread to dry for about 24 hours.
7. When fully dry, pop the balloon and gently pull it out of the thread.
8. Hang the giant egg from the ceiling or place it in a giant easter basket.
Variations: Use multicolored thread or yarn.
You can flatten the end of the egg by pressing on it gently so it will stand on end. Leave an intentional opening to set figurines and eggs/candy in. They are very pretty this way.
Practical tips: Work quickly before the glue/starch dries or add more when necessary. Handle the egg with care after it dries, as it may cave in if you squish it.

BUNNY IN A CUP 2 cups cold milk
1 pkg instant vanilla pudding
2 sticks black licorice
1/4 cup vanilla frosting
red food coloring
8 oval cream-filled vanilla sandwich cookies
8 green jelly beans
4 pink jelly beans
In a bowl, beat milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour into four small bowls; refrigerate. Cut licorice widthwise into fourths, then lengthwise into thirds; set aside. Combine frosting and red food coloring; frost top of cookies to within 1/2 inch of edge. Just before serving, insert two cookies into each bowl of pudding for ears. Add green jelly beans for eyes and a pink jelly bean for nose. Place three pieces of licorice on each side of the nose for wiskers. Yield: 4 servings

Easter Baskets Empty 1/2 gal. milk cartons
Potting soil
Grass Seed (fast growing if you have it)
Take empty milk cartons, cut down to 4-5" high. Can cover with contact paper or construction paper and decorate. Fill 2/3 full with potting soil, then generously cover with grass seed. Have children water daily; grass should grow in about 4-7 days. With remaining carton, cut a handle to staple to the basket. Fill with decorated eggs.

Stain Glass Easter Egg First you would save the plastic that is the run off from the laminating machine. Cut out egg shapes from construction paper......Save the egg shapes for possible later project......but use the outline for this one. Set aside for now.... Next cut the laminating plastic to fit on the construction paper......... Glue to construction paper..........Then have children glue tissue paper (with watered down glue) to the plastic......When it dries.......hang in the window..... We sometimes make crosses the same way since we are a Christian preschool.

Egg Shakers
I use the large plastic Easter eggs and partially fill them with things that will make an interesting sound when shook. Some things you can use are unpopped popcorn kernals, marbles, pennies, cut up straws, etc. Use your imagination. I hot glue the egg together so there is no risk of children choking.

Milk Carton Bunny Basket
You'll need:
•pint milk or juice carton
•cotton balls
•pink yarn
•something to make eyes and nose (buttons, gumdrops or other candy or whatever you like)
Close the top of the empty carton. Position the carton on its side with the top closed edge vertical. Then on the side which is facing up, cut along the two long edges and the bottom edge. Hold flap up slightly and cut it to form two rabbit ears pointing away from the pointed end of carton. Cover the entire outer part of the carton with cotton balls including the ears. Use a small piece of yarn to make outline of pink for the inner ear. Use buttons or whatever you chose to make eyes and nose on the pointed end of the carton. Place extra cotton balls for tail. Fill carton with Easter grass and candy.

Bunny Mask
•paper plate
•pink construction paper
•pink and/or white pipe cleaners
•yarn
Using the paper plate, cut out eyes and nose in the plate. Cut out bunny ears from pink paper and glue to the plate. Use pipe cleaners to make whiskers, attach to plate by poking through and knotting at back, or glue on. Use yarn to tie to either side of plate to tie on your little one's head.

Easter Bunny Ears
•Construction paper (pink, white and/or brown)
•Glue
Cut out bunny ears with the white and pink paper (pink should be slightly smaller) or use two tones of brown for a chocolate bunny. Glue the pink on white to make ears. (or brown). Make a 2-inch band long enough to go around your child's head. Staple in place. Attach bunny ears to band.

Paper Mache Eggs
•Paper mache paste
•balloon
•tape
•1-inch pieces newspaper, newsprint or paper toweling
•pie tin
•paint brushes
•colored tissue paper (optional)
•shellac
Paper mache recipe:
•1 cup water
•Mix in 1/4 cup flour until thin and runny
Stir this mixture into 5 cups lightly boiling water. Gently boil for 2-3 minutes. Cool until you can dip paper into mixture without burning yourself.

Eggs
Make paper mache paste as above. When cool pour into pie tin. Blow up a balloon and tape to a table. Dip strips of newspaper in paste and place carefully on balloon. Continue overlapping pieces of newspaper on balloon. Cover balloon completely and let dry. It may take overnight to dry, particularly if children have use lots of paste. Once dry decorate the dried ballon with paint or colored tissue in pretty pastel Easter colors. Finish with shellac for a shiny, glazed effect.

Easter Parade Bonnet
•Paper plate
•Construction paper
•Crayons or markers
•Glue
•Yarn
Children can decorate the paper plate any way they wish. Glue on pieces of pastel paper, color flowers on plate, use your imagination. Tie yard to each side of plate so it can be tied under child's chin.
Or
•construction paper
•crayons, markers or stickers
•tape or stapler
•scissors
•elastic thread or ribbon
Let children decorate a piece of paper. Make hat by folding paper into a cone shape, tape or staple together. Cut bottom so it is even. Staple a length of elastic thread or ribbon on each side to hold hat on.

Paper plate Bunny Masks
•staple ears to a paper plate - ones that look like rabbit ears
•cut out eyes, glue or draw on nose and mouth
•cover plate with cotton balls for fur
•attach string to hold up around head

Paper plate Duck Masks same idea as above , but use yellow feathers instead of cotton balls (also, they don't have to be masks).

Egg carton Mini-Easter Baskets
•use individual egg buckets (from egg carton)
•ribbon for handle
•put in easter grass, jelly beans, etc.
We've always done an Easter tree using budding branches from outside, place them in a vase and decorate with homemade or store bought decorations.

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, balloon, kite, egg). Spread glue in design area. Sprinkle bits of broken eggshells onto glue. Allow to dry then hang and enjoy.

No-bake Craft Clay
•1 cup cornstarch
•1 1/4 cups cold water
•2 cups baking soda
•food coloring (optional)
•paint (optional)
Add all ingredients in saucepan and stir over medium heat for about 4 minutes.Mixture should be consistency of moist mashed potatoes. Add food coloring if desired.
Remove from heat, turn on a plate and cover with a damp cloth. Let cool. When cool knead like dough. At this point you may store in an airtight container.
For Easter shape clay into egg shapes. Let dry and paint. You may also flatten one side and glue to brooch backs to make Easter jewellery.

Last year I divided the children into two groups. We all wore our bunny ears and pretended to be bunnies in our bunny hop relay race. The kids loved it. We had to hop like a bunny and drop a plastic egg into the basket. The first team to get all the eggs in the basket was the winner. They each got a cert. for ice cream at McDonalds. T he other team picked a sticker from the sticker box. No one went away sad.

Hide colored Easter eggs around the room and let the children search for them. This is always a definite do at our Easter parties. Make sure you have enough eggs though so every child will get some. They always enjoy eating them for snack or with lunch on party day.

I made a colorful easter egg shape and covered it with contact paper. Then we play "Easter Bunny, Easter Bunny, where's your egg?" It's played like the familiar game "Doggie, Doggie where's your bone?" The group sits in a circle and choose on child to sit in the middle as the "bunny". The bunny hides their eyes as one person is chose to sit on the egg picture. Then the group yells out "Easter bunny, Easter bunny, where's your egg? Somebody stole it from your home!!" The easter bunny then has three guesses to find the child who is sitting on it. That child then becomes the new bunny in the middle. And so on. We've also played it with valentine hearts at valentine parties, shamrocks at St Pat's Day, etc.

Easter Bonnets
Supplies:
•Paper Plate
•Styrofoam Plates
•Glue
•Crayons or Markers
•Misc Supplies
Make Easter bonnets from styrofoam soup bowls staped to paper plates that have the center cut out of them. Let the children decorate them as desired. Supply them with cut out flowers, ribbon, and anything else you like

Rabbit Head Bands
Supplies:
•Construction Paper
•Glue
Cut out a strap long enough to fit around childs head. Cut rabbit ears, using white and pink construction paper. Glue or staple onto the strap, and make it into a head band.

Colored Eggs
Supplies:
•Colored Eggs
•Tissue Paper or Crepe Paper
Wet the egg and place pieces of colored tissue paper on it. Set it aside to dry. When the egg dries the tissue paper falls off and the colors stay behind.

Filter Paper Eggs
Supplies:
•Coffee Filters
•Food Coloring
•Eye Droppers and Straws
Precut egg shapes out of coffee filters. Mix water and yellow foodcoloring and place mixture in a baby food jar. Do the same for blue. Let the children use eyedroppers or straws to drip colors on the filter shape. The colors will run together and make beautiful eggs.

Cottony lambs
Supplies:
•Black construction Paper
•Cotton Balls
•White Chalk
Have the child trace their hands on the black paper. Cut these out, placing the "hands" upside down so that the four fingers are the legs and the thumb is the head. Have the kids glue cotton balls to the "body". Use chalk or construction paper or whatever to make the eyes.

Lambs
Supplies:
•White Paper
•Black Paint
•Glue
•Packing Popcorn, etc.
Use black paint on the hands and stamp them on a white piece of paper, yhen decorate. The lambs look cute with packing "popcorn" or white paper reinforcements make great "wool". Also, left-over batting or stuffing can be used.

Bunnies in the Grass
Supplies:
•White Paper
•Crayons
•Glue
•Pom-poms or cotton balls
Have dck color a white sheet of paper all green (scribbling is just perfect) that have them glue on 10-15 1/2" pom poms or pieces of cotton balls - wa la you now have "Baby Bunnies Hiding in the Grass!!"

Bunny Basket
Supplies:
•2 Lt. Pop Bottle
•Felt
•Wiggle Eyes
•Glue
•Pom-pom or cotton ball
Take a clear 2 lt. pop bottle take off the bottom support if there is one. Cut the bottle in half so you remove the opening. Next cut down on the bottle till there is about 3-4" left which will be the body. Move left or right about 4-5" and cut down the same distance. Remove this section that is loose. Go to the opposite side and diagonally cut two pointed ears (don't cut them off). Cut out pink felt and glue on to the plastic ears. Glue on eyes (wiggle or paper), pink triangle felt nose (or paper) with little strips of white paper to resemble wiskers. Don't forget the cotton ball or white pompom for the tail! Fill with easter grass.

Chick Puppet
Supplies:
•Yellow Cottonball or Pom-pom
•Glue
•Popsicle Stick
•Construction Paper Scraps
A Cute stick puppet or decoration for Easter. Start by glueing a yellow cottonball or pom-pom onto a popsicle stick. Punch hole with a hole punch out of black paper for eyes, and a diamond shape of orange for a beak-fold the diamond in half. Glue on eyes and beak. Make a bunch of them to fill a basket and read the little red hen.

Easter-egg Tree
You will need: a sturdy tree branch with smaller branches extending out from it, a coffee can, white spray paint, plastic eggs paper and scissors ribbons, florist foam or plaster of paris.
Decorate the coffee can with paint and spray the branchs white. To stabilize the branch in the can, fir the florist foam into the bottom on the can or the plaster.
When the branch is steady, tie ribbons on the eggs you have decorated or collected and hang them from the branches of your Easter tree.
If you find small branches, use frosting containers cleaned out. Ask the parents to help you get a coffee can or two (maybe from the place they work, home maybe call church) If you get enough, each kid can make their own.

Easter-egg Cans
(This to will need parents help) This one will need some prep work.
Empty soup cans, acrylic pain, sponges, scraps of wallpaper ro wrapping paper, wire, permant felt tip marker, small pink pom-poms a hot glue gun (adult supervision) Easter grass, candies, nail/hammer.
Paint the cans with the white paint. When dry, sponge on pink, blue or light green paints for a mottled effect. Let dry. With a nail, hammer a small hole on each side at the top of each can and insert the wire. Bring the ends of the wire up high enough for a handle and twist together.
For each can, cut 2 rabbit ears from wallpaper and crease down the center. Glue the ears to the cans with the glue gun. Use a felt tip pen to draw a face on the front and glue on the pink pompom for the nose. Fill the cans with artificial grass and small candies.
I know these are work, but they are fun to do and with the class coming, they can even help!

Clay Pot Bunnies
1 small clay pot
Pink pom pom (for nose)
Larger white pom pom (for tail)
White and pink acrylic paint
Large wiggle eyes
Pink and white fun foam
Have the children sponge paint the clay pot with white and pink so that it is mottled. Cut the fun foam in the shape of bunny ears with the pink being a bit smaller to fit on the inside. Glue the ears in place on back of pot and glue the wiggle eyes on front with the nose pompom positioned below. Fill with easter grass and some goodies for parents and send home with a cute card attached that says "Some-bunny Loves You!"

Bunny Spoon Puppet
Using a white plastic spoon, draw two buck teeth on the back of the spoon on the bottom section. I use a sharpie permanent marker. Above the teeth hot glue on two 1/4" white poms for cheeks. Now above the 2 poms glue on a 5mm pink or white pom. This will become the nose. These 5mm poms are tiny, you can retouch some white ones with a pink marker. Glue on two wiggle eyes above the nose. Cut fun foam ears out of white and color the inside pink or cut pink inserts and glue on. Glue to the top inside or back of the spoon. Dot on a hot glue on the back of the bowl and stick on a lollipop. Add a bow and after the kids pull off the lollipop they will have a cute puppet!

Plate Bunnies
Using a big and a small paper plate, have the children glue cotton balls all over each. On white construction paper have the children make a foot print stamp with pink paint, cut out and these are the ears. Add eyes, nose and mouth, and you have a cute, easy craft!

Happy Easter Chick
On a sheet of yellow construction paper, cut a large egg shape for each child. Out of orange construction paper cut out some legs and feet for your chicks. Glue or tape to the bottom of the egg shape. Cut a diamond shape out of orange paper, fold in half for a beak and glue on. Place two wiggle eyes above the beak of the chick. Trace each child's hands out of yellow paper and glue them with pinky fingers closest to the back side of the body of the chick, these are the wings of the chick. Write "Happy Easter" on the lower body of the chick.

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