Easter Books, Crafts and Printables for Preschool and Kindergarten Students

Rachel Kennedy Easter 2007

The following is a post from contributing writer Dianna Kennedy.

As a Catholic family, Easter is a big deal in our house.

We do a combination of religious crafts and books, as well as fun spring ideas. Check out these Easter crafts, books, recipes,printables and more for the preschool and kindergarten set.

Jan Brett Easter Egg

1. The Easter Egg 

 

Rachel received this book last year for her birthday, and it’s quickly become a family favorite. Jan Brett’s illustrations are breathtaking! My children enjoyed checking out all the different ways you can decorate Easter Eggs – wooden ones, painted ones, jeweled ones and more!

 

 

shaving cream eggs

Ready to make some fancy, messy eggs? This Easter Egg tutorial from Creative Ideas caught my eye. Shaving Cream Easter Eggs would make beautiful Easter cards for grandparents! Your children could work on color recognition as well as music with these adorable Fancy Shaker Eggs!

 

Where are Baby's Easter Eggs?

2. Where are Baby’s Easter Eggs?

My kids flip over lift the flap books – this one is filled with bright colors.

textured easter egg craft

Our Little Monkeys has a sweet Easter tot pack for your young ones, and I think this textured Easter Egg craft looks like FUN!

 

Parable of the Lily

3. The Parable of The Lily

I didn’t know Liz Curtis Higgs wrote children’s books, until I started my search for Easter resources!

This lovely story follows Maggie, as she is given a lily bulb as a gift. She tosses it aside, but it blooms on Easter morning despite her neglect.

You can make your own handprint Easter lily craft. and with this Easter printable pack from Confessions of a Homeschooler, you can work on counting, scissor skills and more!

old lady who swallowed a chick 4.There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick!

Get ready for some laughs, as you follow the story of the hungry old lady!

Your kids will giggle as they make a chick craft to go along with the book. To continue the fun, check out this Mommy School Easter packet from Oopsy Daisy.

peeps in a basket Want to eat some chicks like the old lady? I love this Peep in a Basket treat from The Crafting Chicks!

 

 

The Easter Story

5. The Easter Story

This book explains the story of Easter, and why it is important to Christians, in a way that even small children can grasp.

printable easter countdown calendar I’m planning on making this adorable Resurrection set courtesy of Catholic Icing. Don’t miss her Easter countdown calendar!

 

Easter Babies book

 

6. Easter Babies

Work on your math skills with this sweet book, which heralds the arrival of spring by counting every thing from foals to church bells.

For more math and counting fun, don’t miss the Bunny Marshmallow counting game from Me & Marie. The Easter pack from 2 Teaching Mommies will have your children working on spelling, counting, matching and more!

 

 

tasha tudor a tale for easter

7. A Tale for Easter 

 

This classic book from Tasha Tudor is part of our Memoria Press curriculum that we’ll be studying this spring.

 

lamb handprint craft

I’m a sucker for crafts with handprints or footprints, so these footprint bunnies are definitely on my list! I also love this lamb handprint craft.

the first easter bunny

8. The First Easter Bunny

 

One of my children’s favorites, this is the story of a bunny who follows Jesus through Holy Week, and is the first animal to see him at the Resurrection.

We made this Resurrection Craft from Totally Tots, and it turned out wonderful. An Easter printable pack will keep your little ones learning all spring!

 

Happy Easter Curious George 9. Happy Easter, Curious George!

My boys are huge Curious George fans, so it’s only natural that we’re putting this story in our Easter Baskets this year!

 

cardboard tube crafts for easter

 

Kindergarten students and older children can have fun with this Easter printable pack from Mama’s Learning Corner. These cardboard tube crafts are a great way to use up some of your toilet paper/paper towel tube stash!

 

Easter Bunny who overslept

10. The Easter Bunny who Overslept

As a mother who has time management issues, this story always makes me laugh. The Easter Bunny oversleeps, and tries to deliver his eggs on Mother’s Day, 4th of July, and even Christmas!

 

We will be printing out this Easter memory game from Modern Parents, Messy Kids for some matching fun.    

 

Have I missed any of your favorite Easter books or crafts? Be sure and leave a comment! Looking for even more Easter ideas? Check out my Pinterest Easter mega-board!


Dianna is keeping busy this spring cooking Baby 5.0 over at The Kennedy Adventures! She’s the host of Saints and Scripture Sundays – head over and join in! You can find her on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest, as well as writing for Catholic Moms Online. 

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Comments

  1. What a good resource this is for books for children about Easter. Very nicely done! Happy Easter to you and your family. Linda

  2. Rebecca says:

    Thank you for this list – I have to admit, I have not finished many of the activities we usually do for Easter this year…I think two of my children will really enjoy these!

  3. Oh these are fun – I can see us doing the cardboard roll crafts. Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a fantastic list of books and craft ideas. I have been on the look out for some good Easter books. This is a great list. Thanks for linking up with the Weekly Kid’s co-Op.

  5. What a fun assortment of craft ideas! I’ve always meant to try shaving cream paintings, but haven’t been brave enough to face the ensuing mess ;) Easter eggs are a perfect idea though. And I LOVE the handprint sheep — so cute! Thanks for sharing with Magic Marker Monday!

    ~Michelle @ 5MFSN

    • Anything with shaving cream, we do outside, on the Little Tykes picnic table. It’s really not as messy as you think — washes right off. My kids squeal with delight over any shaving cream craft!

      Thanks for being an awesome hostess at MMM!

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