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31 Fun Easter Activities and Books for Kindergarten Plus a Free CVC Easter Activity! Check out our week long interactive reading lesson plans for The Easter Bunny's Assistant and more

It’s that time of year! Where baskets of chocolate, jelly beans and PEEPS can call me from MILES away! But Easter season does not have to be food related (who am I kidding?)  I’m going to share some of the best kindergarten activities for Easter. You will also find a fun Easter activity featuring CVC words at the end of this blog post! 

​I have also added a list of some great Easter books for young readers. Hopefully, you will find a new book or two to add to your book list! 

Easter Books for Little Learners

One of my favorite Easter books for little learners is The Easter Bunny’s Assistant by Jan Thomas.   It is hilarious. 

15 Favorite Easter Books for Kindergarten Plus a Free CVC Easter Activity! Check out our week long interactive reading lesson plans for The Easter Bunny's Assistant and more.

As read-alouds go, it is a must-read at Easter time. The simple text makes it a great addition to your interactive read aloud lesson plans for preschool, kindergarten or first grade students.

The Easter Bunny is getting his Easter eggs ready and his assistant, Skunk, is SOOO EXCITED! When Skunk gets excited, stinky trouble happens. With my class, this book ranks high on the all-time favorite books list.

We have found that interactive read alouds that use engaging picture books are the best way to strengthen young children’s listening comprehension skills. In addition to instilling the love of reading, recent research confirms that listening comprehension and reading comprehension occur in the same part of the brain. To have great conversations, you must start with great books.  

In a kindergarten classroom, the teacher does the decoding work. The students do the thinking work.

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant Lesson Plans

Here are a few of the Easter Bunny’s Assistant lesson plans we do with this sweet story; it is so much fun!

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant Day 1 Making Predictions

Students will predict whether the Easter Bunny will let Skunk help him with the Easter Eggs.

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant Day 2 Cause and Effect

Students will discuss the cause and effect of Skunk’s excitement.

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant Day 3 Connections

Students write their experience with dying eggs and retell how the Easter Bunny did the same with a “how-to” dye colorful eggs response page.

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant Day 4 Character Analysis

Students will examine the character of Skunk and discuss how he feels at the beginning of the book and the end of the book. This is a great lesson to use when you want to focus on the importance of character expressions.

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant Craft and Sentence Study

We love to combine a craft with our interactive read aloud lessons.  In this example, we added the student version of the cause and effect response page with the sentence study.

This a one of those fun Easter crafts that are made from construction paper and we have added step-by-step directions for you as well.

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant Day 5 Opinion Writing

Students are asked if they think they would be a good assistant to the Easter Bunny.

You can find all of these classroom activities for The Easter Bunny’s Assistant as part of our March Read Aloud Lesson:

The Easter Bunny’s Assistant Video

It is imperative that a book is used during an interactive read aloud, but since we read this book each day, it is nice to have a different model of reading fluency.  A video works perfectly for this.

Other Easter Literacy Activities

We have some fun Easter activities for literacy centers or early finishers.

As kindergarten students get comfortable with CVC words, we stretch their skills to 4 phoneme words.

Some students are still working on alphabet letter recognition and sounds  or CVC words, so we offer differentiation during center time.

​Easter Sight Word Practice

These little flashcards and a time make a fun sight word center!

You can find these Easter sight word fluency centers by clicking:

​Easter Math Activities 

Here are a couple of math centers that are great during Easter time!   

Students write and solve the addition and subtraction equations on their recording sheet.  

You can find these Easter math and literacy centers by clicking:

Easter Literacy & Math Games, Centers, Activities for Kindergarten

Other Favorite Easter Books for Kindergarten

Here are a few of my other favorite Easter books. I hope you will find a few new books to add to your collection.

How to Catch the Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace

This is fun Easter picture book that is part of a series.  The Easter Bunny talks about all the ways he has escaped traps. This is a fun Easter book you can use as a launch for STEAM activities.

We also have created a few activities to go with this fun Easter book.

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

I’ve always loved picture books by Jan Brett, and this board book is also special. Hoppi is trying to make the best Easter egg and help the Easter Rabbit deliver the eggs on Easter morning. He has a hard time and goes into the woods to think. There, he discovers a blue robin’s egg that had tumbled from its nest. Sweet Hoppi takes care of it and keeps it warm until the bird hatches. I love the colorful illustrations and the message of kindness.

Happy Easter Little Critter

This book is classic with egg dying, sweets munching, and other Easter themes and traditions. Little Critter is one of our favorite characters because he is so relatable. 

Just an Easter Egg Little Critter

When Little Critter goes on an Easter egg hunt with his friends, he finds a very special egg.  This book is out of print, but you may be able to get a used copy or check your local library!

 

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick by Lucille Colandro

This is a funny story about an old lady who swallows a chick, some straw, an egg, some candy, a basket, and a bow! Then she meets the Easter Bunny! This book has a rhyming text and your students will want to join in as you read! So fun!  PLUS it is part of a series.

I have a few activities that go with this series that you can see here:

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

The Tale of Peter Rabbit is the original classic by Beatrix Potter. I distinctly remember being in grade school and going to the school library to check these books out.

The books were so small they felt like little treasures in my hand.  The beautiful illustrations make this one of the most beloved children’s books that Beatrix Potter ever published.

The Biggest Easter Basket Ever by Steven Kroll

Don’t you just love Clayton and Desmond? We loved THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN EVER so the Easter version is a must-read. Town mouse Clayton and country mouse Desmond continue to teach the benefits of collaboration and friendship in another sweet story centered around this joyful holiday.

Here Comes the Easter Cat by Deborah Underwood

This book is a series book also. Cat wants to know why only the Easter Bunny gets all the love. So he dresses up, jumps on his motorcycle, and he sets out for an Easter adventure. He soon realizes that Easter activities are exhausting. The Easter Bunny comes to his rescue! This is really a sweet book.

Non Easter Books for Kindergarten

Perhaps you need a few books that you can use around the spring that do not mention Easter. Here are a few that your kindergarten or first grade students are sure to love.

 

The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits by Douglas Florian

This is beautifully written. This sweet, lyrical story by Douglas Florian follows a family of little bunnies as they have fun doing everyday things like digging holes, building snow rabbits, thumping their feet, and more. But as the day comes to an end, their favorite thing to do is say “goodnight” with a hug and a kiss.

Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

This is a simple book that asks students for their perspectives. Even though it is fun, it also offers a great way to teach lessons on right versus wrong and differing points of view. 

Informational Books You Can Read Around Easter

Rabbits, Rabbits & More Rabbits by Gail Gibbons

Gail Gibbons is a non-fiction legend, and she has created this great expository text that teaches young children about rabbits. This would make a great book to incorporate in a spring writing unit of study. 

 An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston

This picture book is beautifully illustrated!   The entire book is about animals that lay eggs. I have read this with my kindergarten class, but it is also great for older kids.

This is one of the best books to linger over.  The colorful book illustrations and text weave throughout the book.

Chickens Aren’t the Only Ones by Ruth Heller

This is a classic book about the animals that lay eggs. We loved hatching baby chicks, so this book was a must read!

You can read a blog post about it by clicking:

Fun Easter Books and Activities

I hope you were able to find a few new Easter books to add to your book collection.  Even if your school does not celebrate Easter traditions, young kids will love spending time some of the books that do not have an Easter theme.

Interactive Read Aloud Activities

Are looking for more interactive read-aloud activities for your classroom?  You may want to browse a few similar blog posts:

If you’d like to learn about the power of interactive read-aloud lessons, you can check this blog post out:

Free Editable Lesson Plan Printable Template

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My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

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10 Responses

  1. Hi Deedee,
    I love your products! Do you by chance have an editable version of your lesson plans? I would be very interested. I’m looking to move away from the paper pencil planner.
    Thanks so much,
    Kristine Brown
    Kindergarten Teacher
    Olympia, WA

      1. Hi Deedee,
        The video links were not in the link you posted. Is there another way to find them? Sorry for being such a nuisance. 🙂
        ~Kris

          1. Hello, I clicked on the link and they were no videos. It was just large white areas where the video boxes should be. Does that help?
            ~Kris Brown

          2. GOT it! You are talking about the visual lesson plans. My life is a bit like the movie, 50 First Dates. After I go to bed, the memory is swiped clean from the previous day. I forgot you were talking about the visual lesson plans. SHOOT! I made those videos a long time ago. I guess the video support is gone. WAH!!!!!!! I have no idea how to get them back!

  2. please help I can’t seem to be able to find the link to print the free Easter Bunny’s Assistant lesson

    1. Hi there!

      The free file is the Easter CVC game at the bottom of the post. Just scroll to the bottom and put your email in. It will be sent to your email inbox. I hope your class loves it!

  3. When I click on The Easter Free file and The Easter dough free file; it doesn’t take me to them. Any idea what I could be doing wrong?

    1. So Sorry!  If you click on the words, the file will open and start downloading.
      The images are acting wonky.  OY

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