So when I wrote this post, Easter was a week away. Now – two months later – I am finally posting it! Haha! Oh well! I figured I might as well post it, since it was already written!
Little Man’s Recommendations:
- Pat the Bunny books by Golden Books
- Clifford’s Happy Easter by Norman Bridwell
- Happy Easter, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer
- Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
- Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
- Curious George and the Bunny by H. A. Rey
- The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
I have a book titled, One More Bunny by Rick Walton, which I read to little man. After reading this to him, we counted Easter eggs by adding one at a time until we got to ten. Obviously, you do not need the book to complete this activity, but it is a nice book.
We made a simple Easter sensory bag filled with Easter grass and eggs, shown here. I taped the eggs shut because little man loves to crumple the bags, and I didn’t want the eggs to pop open.
Grab some of those plastic Easter eggs and toss them in a bin with water. Remember any water play needs to be closely monitored. I put little man on a boppy pillow and let him explore. He liked the eggs, but hated tummy time!
Mirror play with plastic eggs was also fun. I have an 8×10 mirror that I set on the floor when little man is on his boppy pillow, and I usually put one or two objects on the mirror as well. For Easter, I put a few eggs on the mirror and let him grab at them (my mirror has a bit of a lip, so the objects usually stay on). Again, he loved the eggs, but hated tummy time.
For our art activity, we painted paper eggs with shaving cream! To do this, I placed a cut-out of an Easter egg in a Ziploc bag. I used cardstock since it is heavier. Then, I sprayed shaving cream into the bag, and added some drops of paint. After that, I closed it tightly, and let little man go to town. When he became bored with it, I opened it up, took the paper out, and let it dry! Easy-peasy! No mess! Now, you obviously do not need the shaving cream, but it gave little man a different texture to feel.
We made our own egg shakers. Then, after the egg shakers were complete, we put on some music and shook them! The only Easter song I could think of was “Here Comes Peter Cottontail,” but I found some other great songs and rhymes at childhood101.
Well, there you go! Two months late, but still a lot of fun! I actually did these activities with little man the week of Easter, but they really could be done any time!