Bunny is my spirit animal. So, there is no shying away from accepting how much I enjoy celebrating Easter day with my family and friends. Isn’t it just beautiful how this is the festival of welcoming spring, meeting our loved ones, amazing food, Easter baskets and fun Easter activities?

A happy change that we brought was to include fun Easter activities and printable for the tiny people. It is so exciting to see them solve Easter activities and Easter printables that not only help them learn but, also are woven around the theme of the holiday.

## EASTER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Eggs are a rich source of nutrition and are very healthy for kids. But what about those coarse, brown/gray egg cartons? What if I tell you that just like eggs, even the egg cartons can make your kid healthy. Yes, those egg cartons can make your kids’ math brain healthy.Â Today we are going to tell you about Easter activities which you can easily create at home using those egg cartons.

### 1. Math DIY Egg carton Easter activity – Match It

#### What do we need?

• 1 empty egg carton (preferably of 6 eggs or more).
• 10 buttons/pebbles/coins/counters.
• Number Cards/ Uno cards

#### How to create and play the egg carton Easter activity?

• Step 1: Place all the buttonsÂ (or coins, pebbles etc.) inside the egg carton and close it.
• Step 2: Lay the number cards on the table (face up).
• Step 3: Next, shake the egg-carton nicely and open the lid.

Now, keep the carton on the table. In each compartment, there must be some counters. Or, none in some as well. Ask the child to count the counters in each compartment and place the matching number cards on top of it. If there is no counter in some, make him/her realize by saying ‘there is nothing in the box, and if there is nothing, it means zero, zero means nothing‘ and ask her to place the zero card on top of it.

#### Learning skills

• Hand-eye coordination
• Number recognition
• Counting
• Knowing the abstract and concrete form of numbers and counting.
• Knowing the value of zero
• Enhancement of fine motor skill

#### Variation for Toddlers and Kindergartners

Kindergarten students might have just started with recognizing numbers. In their case, simply write single digit numbers (repeat the numbers if need be).

• Use a single dice or button, shake up the carton, and ask them to say aloud and write down the number on which the dice lands.
• Use two dice or buttons and ask them to form and write down two-digit numbers from the digits on which the dice land.

### 2. Math DIY Egg carton Easter activity – Crunchy Numbers

#### What do we need?

• 1 empty egg carton (preferably of 6 eggs or more).
• 1 marker pen
• Cornflakes, crackers or any other small (and countable) edible pieces in a bowl.
• Colorful cotton balls

#### How to create and play the egg carton Easter activity?

• Step 1: Write numbers inside the various egg compartments of the carton. Now, you can either do it serially or randomly and can select any range of numbers depending on the difficulty level that you want to set for your kids.
• Step 2: Place the cotton ballsÂ inside each egg compartment thus covering all the numbers.
• Step 3: Place the bowl of edible food pieces next to the carton.

Now, call out a random color of any of the cotton balls. Let the child recognize the color and pick that color cotton ball. The number hidden under that cotton ball is now visible and ask the child to recognize it and say it out loud. If the child is correct, he/she gets to eat that many crunchy treats from the bowl. Make sure that he/she picks the edible treats one at a time and counting at the same time like 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 and so on.

#### Learning skills

• Color recognition
• Number recognition
• Counting
• Knowing the abstract and concrete form of numbers and counting.
• Enhancement of fine motor skills
• Hand-eye coordination

#### Variation for Toddlers and Kindergartners

• Use buttons or dice of two different colors, say red and blue.
• Assign 10s place to the red button and 1s to the blue one.
• Shake the carton.
• Ask the kids to identify the 10s number and the 1s number and form numbers based on where the respective button lands.
• Add more color buttons for learning and practicing 1oos, 1,000s, and further place value system.

Play this Easter activity in the evening, play dates, park, picnic or just anywhere at all. Make that hunger go away in a colorful counting way.

### 3. Math DIY Egg carton Easter activity – Learning Greater Than Sign

#### What do we need?

• 1 empty egg carton (preferably of 6 eggs or more).
• 1 marker pen
• 2 small objects ( like buttons, dice, pebbles etc.)
• Pens and blank papers

#### How to create and play the egg carton Easter activity?

Before starting the game, make sure your kid knows the concept of greater than/less than and the greater than sign. If there are a confusion and your child does not know the concept, we would highly recommend you to help them understand the concept through our math blog – Learning greater than sign with hungry Coco crocodile. It has free printable, math worksheets and activities to help them learn the concept.

• Step 1: Write numbers inside the various egg compartments of the carton. Now, you can either do it serially or randomly and can select any range of numbers depending on the difficulty level that you want to set for your kids.
• Step 2:Â Place the two dice (or buttons, pebbles etc.) inside the egg carton and close it.
• Step 3: Next, shake the egg-carton nicely and open the lid.

Now, say the two dice lands on the numbers ‘4’ and ‘6’. Ask your child to write the numbers on the sheet with the appropriate greater than sign. Feel free to use the Coco Crocodile mouth to make the math activity more fun – saying ‘Coco the hungry crocodile likes to eat bigger numbers, so place the open mouth towards the bigger number’.

#### Variation

You can introduce the equals to ‘=’ concept and symbol by writing repetitive numbers in the carton.

#### Learning skills

• Number comparison
• Number recognition
• Counting
• Knowing the abstract and concrete form of numbers and counting.
• Development of number sense
• Understanding more, less and same.

#### Variation for Toddlers and Kindergartners

Use a single button to practice recognizing single numbers and practicing their spellings. Similarly, 2 colored buttons and so on for practicing spellings of two and more digit numbers. Do not forget to ask them to write down their answers.

### 4. Math DIY Egg carton Easter activity – Landing Two’s

#### What do we need?

• 1 empty egg carton (preferably of 6 eggs or more).
• 1 marker pen
• 2 small objects ( like buttons, dice, pebbles etc.)

#### How to create and play the egg carton Easter activity?

• Step 1: Write numbers inside the various egg compartments of the carton. Now, you can either do it serially or randomly and can select any range of numbers depending on the difficulty level that you want to set for your kids.
• Step 2: Place the two dice (or buttons, pebbles etc.) inside the egg carton and close it.
• Step 3: Next, shake the egg-carton nicely and open the lid.

The dice would have landed in separate numbers. Based on the grade level of your kids you can ask them to either add, subtract or multiply the two numbers.

#### Scoring Variations

For Addition: Players add their scores as they play.Â  The first person to reach 100 wins!

For Subtraction: Players begin with 100 points.Â  Players subtract each difference from the 100 points.Â  The first person to reach zero wins!

For Multiplication:Â  Players add their quotients as they play.Â  The first person to reach 500 wins!

#### Learning skills

• Development of logic puzzles calculation
• Number recognition
• Counting
• Knowing the abstract and concrete form of numbers and counting.
• Understanding arithmetic operations and practicing
• Geared up for a new challenge in every turn
• Confidence booster.

## Easter printables for kids

Brighten up your Easter with this fun and free printable Easter printables. Feel free to print out as many as you want to ensure all your little ones have a fun. There is Easter basket equation,Â  Easter egg grid, L- Easter, Easter find hidden words, Where is my Easter basket and more.

All these Easter printables will help make your Easter fabulous along with enhancing your math skills. They can be a fun activity for kids on those still windy spring days.

Learn to form equations with the eggs in the basket. You will love solving it.

### 2. Bunny Time

Write the time shown by each of the clock Easter bunnies. You will love solving it.

### 3. Colorful bunny

Solve the math sums and color as mentioned in the printable.

### 4. Connect the Dots

Join the dots in number sequence and color the Easter egg picture.

### 5. Egg grid 100

Find and color 2 adjoining squares that total 100, either side by side or one above the other, find at least 6. Let’s see how many you can find?

### 6. Easter eggs – pert

Count and color the number of Easter eggs. You will love solving it.

### 7. Find hidden words

Circle the letters under the right numbers. Then arrange the letters in order to find the special word.

### 8. L Easter

Find and circle the smallest number out of the lot.

### 9. Some for me, some for you

Count and add the Easter goodies!

### 10. Where is my basket?

Connect the bunnies with their Easter egg baskets.

### Few more tips

#### Maintain a record book

Ask the kids to maintain a record book while playing the game. Ask them to write down the complete math fact, or the number or the spellings at each turn and check the answers after ten rounds. Reward them for correct answers. Or conduct a competition between friends just to see who scores better.

#### Coloring activity

The game can be made more fun if you sit along with your kids and plan to turn those drab brown egg cartons into lively colorful ones. Just another great way to spend time with your kids and also reminiscing your own childhood days.