Little Learners Easter Fun

Happy Easter!

 

Jelly Bean Bracelets from Natural Beach Living:
Materials:
  • Clear elastic cording (or regular string)
  • Jelly beans
  • Large sewing needle
Directions:
1. Cut cording to about 12 inches (or measure string to fit child’s wrist)
2. Thread your needle with the elastic cord. Using the needle, thread about 12 jelly beans onto your cord.
3. Remove the needle and knot the two ends together about 3 times. Make sure you pull hard and stretch the cord each time you knot it so it stays tight.
4. Enjoy!
 

 

Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt:
Materials:
– Plastic Easter Eggs in assorted colors
– Glow sticks/bracelets (one for each egg)
Directions:
  1. Activate and place one glow stick/bracelet in each egg and close
  2. Wait for dusk and hide the eggs.  Watch your kids’ faces light up as they search for the glowing eggs!
 
 

 

Bunny Dirt Cups from A Zesty Bite:
Ingredients: 
  • 15 chocolate graham crackers
  • 2 3.25 ounces chocolate pudding snack packs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Icing
– 1 stick salted butter
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
– 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
– 3 tablespoons half and half
– 3 to 4 drops of green food coloring
– 4 bunny peeps
Directions:
  1. Add graham crackers to a food processor and blend until they resemble sand. 
  2. Stir in the pudding and vanilla.
  3. Pour the mixture into small cocktail cups or jars.
Icing
Add butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, half and half and food coloring to a bowl. Mix with a hand mixer until smooth. Pour into a icing bag and use Wilton tip 233 for grass. Go along the top of the dirt making grass. Top with a peep and enjoy!
 
 

 

Peep Houses from Yesterfood:
Materials:
  • Peeps
  • Graham Crackers
  • Frosting/Icing (something thick/firm is suggested)
  • Newspaper or parchment paper
  • Easter decor, such as Easter grass, candy eggs, etc.
Directions:
  1. Lay out the newspaper or parchment paper.
  2. Break the whole graham crackers in half. You’ll need 3 whole crackers, broken into 6 halves, for each house.
  3. “Glue” the walls to the floor with icing, and set aside.
  4. Glue the two halves of the roof together and set aside (prop if necessary).
  5. As soon as the walls and roof dry separately (an hour or so), you can glue the roof onto the walls.
  6. Let dry and decorate as desired.
 
 

 

Easter “Egg-ercises” Hunt from The Seasoned Mom:
Materials:
  • 12 plastic Easter eggs
  • Empty egg carton
  • 12 small strips of paper
  • Pen
Directions:
  1. Cut paper into small strips
  2. On each strip of paper, write one activity (such as: 1 somersault, 2 pencil rolls, 3 giant leaps, 4 ninja kicks, 5 frog hops, 6 huge steps, 7 bunny hops, 8 steps backwards, 9 donkey kicks, 10 jumping jacks, 11 steps sideways, 12 soldier marches)
  3. Insert an activity in each egg
  4. Let your kids take turns opening the eggs and reading the activity (or you can read it for them)
  5. Then let them have fun acting out what is in each egg!
 
 

 

Eggheads with Grass Hair from NurtureStore:
Materials: 
  • empty egg shells (try to just break off the top to empty them, so you have a good size shell left to use)
  • felt pens
  • stick-on googly eyes (optional)
  • cotton balls
  • grass seeds
  • empty egg carton
Directions:
  1. Wash out the egg shells and place them back in the egg carton.
  2. Draw on some silly faces, using the googly eyes if desired.
  3. Put some cotton balls inside the shells and dampen them with some water.
  4. Sprinkle grass seeds all over the cotton balls.
  5. Place them on a windowsill and wait for the hair to sprout. It’ll only take a couple of days.
  6. Add a little bit of water if the cotton dries out, but not too much.
  7. Wait for the eggs to sprout hair!

Happy Easter

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