It feels so good to finally have some warmer weather! With spring comes all things bunnies, chicks, frogs, butterflies, rain, rainbows and more. Springtime also means it is a little more difficult to keep the kiddos engaged, so here is a collection of no-prep, virtual Easter and spring themed activities to help pique your students’ interest and make your virtual, in-person or hybrid instruction learning-filled!
Virtual Easter Egg Hunt
Typically, we complete a fun Easter egg scavenger hunt in which we find clues that lead us closer to the basket of eggs. Of course, these eggs contain festive treats for each student! At each stop, we must complete a challenge in order to receive the next clue. With social distancing and virtual learning, we’re going to have to get creative!
Help the Easter Bunny find his lost eggs and discover who took them away from him with a virtual Easter egg hunt!
After they complete a challenge, they will move further along the bunny trail and closer to the egg snatcher. A secret word will be uncovered after each challenge. Once all eight challenges have been completed, these words will form a sentence to reveal who has taken the eggs!
Virtual Easter Scavenger Hunt
A virtual Easter scavenger hunt will certainly keep your kiddos engaged while they are moving about and looking for items that meet a certain condition. Tie in math and literacy as a fun way to review these skills. Don’t forget to have them clean up after a few rounds!
Bunny Cam Mystery Photos
Mystery photos are another fun activity that will hold your students’ interest! Simply share a zoomed-in portion of a larger picture, and have your students try to guess the mystery picture. If they need a little help, you can provide a few clues. These “Bunny Cam” photos are sure to keep them thinking!
Virtual I Spy
“I Spy” always seems to be a hit with the little ones! For this game, you can describe a student or an item in the background. If you want to get fancy, you can search for an Easter or spring themed virtual background. Choose a student to be “the spy” and give clues.
Virtual Guess Who
Similar to “I Spy” is virtual “Guess Who.” To play, the students will ask yes/no questions. Remove the characters that do not belong. Keep playing until the secret character has been revealed. This game is a great way to practice asking questions versus telling a story. It also helps build oral language skills and deductive reasoning. Guaranteed to keep your kiddos engaged!
Take a brain break with a few springtime themed actions. Use these movements to play “Charades” by privately messaging the action to a student. Choose students to guess the action. Once they have guessed correctly, the entire class can complete that motion.
Little Chick Says
You can use those same springtime movements to promote good listening skills while you play “Little Chick Says.” This game is a great way to incorporate gross motor skills in between activities.
Virtual Easter Dance Party
A virtual Easter dance party is another way to burn off some energy! Keep your kiddos moving and singing with these favorites:
- Boom Chicka Boom Easter by The Learning Station
- Here Comes Peter Cottontail by The Kiboomers
- Easter Bunny Dance and Freeze by Jack Hartmann
- The Bunny Hokey Pokey by The Kiboomers
- Spring Is Here by The Learning Station
- Springtime Dance by Jack Hartmann
- Hungry Caterpillar by The Learning Station
Virtual Directed Drawing
Directed drawings can very easily be turned into a virtual Easter activity. Simply model the steps on a piece of chart paper, or share your screen to display each step. Once the live meeting is finished, the students can color their masterpiece.
Virtual Easter Read Alouds
Read alouds are another simple virtual activity to incorporate into your virtual Easter celebration. Share your favorite picture book by reading it aloud, or search for a digital version on YouTube, Epic or Vooks. Here are my favorites for spring:
- How to Catch the Easter Bunny
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick
- Pete the Cat Five Little Bunnies
- Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure
- White Rabbit’s Colors
- Spring Is Here
- If You Plant a Seed
- When Spring Comes
- The Big Umbrella
Tricky Little Chick CVC Word Game
That tricky little chick has hidden something inside of her eggs! Then, she mixed up all of the letters! Figure out what’s inside each egg by dragging the letters into the correct order to build each word.
More Springtime Activities
Hopefully, these springtime activities will help keep your virtual Easter celebration learning-filled!
Your students might also enjoy these butterfly life cycle activities and FREE sequence strips.
Plus, read how I incorporate poetry into our day with this “Raindrops” poem.
Pique your kiddos’ interest with this engaging rain jar experiment.
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