Here are a few of my favorite Easter ideas. Sorry that I do not have pictures of a lot of them. :(
My favorite Easter read alouds:
Max's Chocolate Chicken by Rosemary Wells
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Rosemary Wells
The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
We read the book, The Easter Egg, by Jan Brett. Then we made construction paper rabbits from TLC lessons and did this writing response activity.
We made crayon resist Easter eggs.
Make or purchase a giant Easter bunny cutout. Then for an interactive writing lesson, use sentence strips to label the rabbit with the following: I am an Easter bunny. See my floppy ears. See my yellow chick. See my pink nose. See my bow tie. See my striped jacket. See my fluffy tail.
Create a class poem or have students write their own.
Easter is _________________.
It tastes like _________________.
It feels like ________________.
It looks like_________________.
Estimate how many jelly beans or Easter egg candies are in a jar.
Eat Starbursts jellybeans and then graph your favorite flavor.
Go to http://www.kidscount1234.com/ and look under "graphs" to find graphing ideas for spring candies, jellybeans, and marshmallow bunnies. Shari has the sorting and graphing sheets available for download.
Dye Easter eggs. Then write a how-to paper on how you did it.
Read a book about the Easter Bunny. Then read a book about Santa.Use a Venn diagram to compare Santa to the Easter bunny.
The TLC spring and summer book has a cute version of Peter Rabbit. I think I have a picture in a file somewhere. I am going to look for it. I will post it when I find it.
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