# Fun Easter activities for littlies!

Early years 2-5 years

Here are some fun Easter-themed learning activities you can do with your little one over the long weekend (whether you celebrate Easter or not!)

## Easter egg sorting game

Help your little one learn about colours and numbers – and practice their fine motor skills – with this simple sorting game.

### Here’s what you need:

• Easter eggs in different colours (can be decorative or edible– or a mix of both)
• Large tray
• Small containers (plastic tubs or bowls)
• Paper and coloured markers for labels
• Tablespoon (for bigger kids)

### Here’s what to do:

• Place the Easter eggs on the tray.
• Label the containers with colour words – for pre-readers, write the words in their corresponding colour for some extra help.
• Show your child the colour words and read the words aloud (or ask your child to read the words themselves if they can).
• Ask your little one to pick up an Easter egg and drop it into the corresponding colour container. For older kids, get them to use a spoon to sort the eggs to help practice their fine-motor skills and coordination.
• Repeat until all the Easter eggs are in their correct colour container.
• Count the number of eggs in each container, or ask your child to count them themselves if they can.

## Easter egg puzzle

Have some fun and help develop your child’s letter, colour and shape recognition and problem solving skills with this simple Easter egg puzzle activity.

### Here’s what you need:

• paper/cardboard
• coloured markers
• scissors

### Here’s what to do:

• Draw large ovals (about the size of your hand) on pieces of paper or cardboard.
• Cut out the ovals (or if they are old enough to use scissors, you can ask your little one to do the cutting themselves).
• Draw matching shapes (circle, triangle, square) or spots of colour on the top and bottom of the eggs. For older kids you can try using letters (upper case letters on the top and lower case on the bottom).
• Cut through the middle of the eggs in a zig-zag pattern so the eggs look broken. (Hint: Try and vary the eggs so that they don’t all look the same).
• Scramble the eggs up.
• Ask your child to match the eggs by shape, colour or letter.
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