Easter learning activities

Bring the Joy of Easter into Your Homeschool with Easter Learning Activities

Can you believe Easter is right around the corner? Christmas and Easter are my favorite holidays. There are so many fun ways to bring the joy of Easter into your homeschool!

We don’t celebrate the Easter bunny, or really even talk much about it (aside from the story The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes, which is delightful!) but we don’t forbid it, either. We try to focus on the glorious gift of the atonement and the resurrection instead.

We talk with our kiddos about how bunnies and eggs help us to remember the atonement so that when they’re bombarded with those images, they think of Jesus. We give them Easter baskets on Saturday (and we keep it really low key) then Saturday night we make Resurrection cookies (link to recipe below), Sunday morning we make Resurrection rolls (link to recipe below), and Sunday we read through the Easter story, using the beautiful set of Resurrection eggs my mom made us.

Keeping Sunday Christ-centered is our way of helping our children to remember the true meaning of Easter and showing our gratitude for the resurrection.

Adding a few Easter learning activities and STEM projects to your homeschool will help your kiddos move beyond the Easter basket and gifts that make the holiday all about consumption. Gifts are wonderful, but the Resurrection is about Jesus.

One of the best benefits of homeschooling is that we can add in whatever fun things we want to our homeschool! We have a few favorite traditions that we’d like to share with you.

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10 Easter Learning Activities (& STEM) For Your Homeschool:

Easter books for kids learning activities

Read Easter books. Add a stack of them to your morning basket so your kiddos can pull one out anytime they like. Let them read their favorites aloud to the rest of the family. Here’s a list of our favorites.

Rechenka's Eggs Easter Learning Activities

Turn a couple of your favorite Easter books into literature-based unit studies, by finding ways to incorporate other subjects and learning into the theme of the book. One of our favorite Easter literature-based unit studies is Rechenka’s Eggs. We read about Rechenka the goose, learn about Ukraine, where the story takes place, work on our wax resist egg dyeing skills, and make a super quick, easy Easter treat.

Homeschool Easter learning activities STEM

Work on a Peeps Easter Science experiment together. Seriously, who wants to eat peeps anyway! Might as well use them for experimentation, ha, ha! (No offense intended if you like them.) The author has a downloadable experiment sheet to record observations on. It looks really simple and fun.

Homeschool Easter learning STEM activities

Who knew you could turn raw eggs into bouncy balls? This amazing Easter-themed science experiment takes anywhere from 3-7 days to complete, so make sure you allot enough time! Check out Jamonkey at the link for all the details!

homeschool easter learning activities

Every year we share the Easter story with t his Easter scripture egg activity at the dinner table on Easter Sunday.  My mom made us a set of 12 plastic eggs that are numbered and inside of each egg is a scripture and an object to represent something that happened during the last week of our Savior’s life leading up the resurrection.

Your Home Based Mom shows you what to include in each egg, along with a free, printable pdf for you, including the appropriate verse of scripture.

homeschool Easter learning  activities

These delicious rolls are the perfect object lesson for kids on Easter morning to teach the reason for celebrating Easter.  My Empty Tomb Rolls are a great way to help kids visualize the resurrection.

homeschool Easter learning Activities

What a memorable tradition these Resurrection cookies could become for your children! They are a great activity to do with small children to help them understand and remember the true meaning of Easter.

I absolutely love the scripture verses (and ingredients) Beneath my Heart uses to tell the Easter story, right down to closing the tomb and waiting until morning.

homeschool Easter learning activities

Try putting all those leftover, plastic Easter eggs to use in one of these fun learning games. Did you know that plastic Easter eggs can be used to teach some new lessons or strengthen some old skills? They sure can!

Plastic eggs are easy to come by and inexpensive to buy, making them the perfect learning manipulative for math and phonics. Keep your Easter learning fun and frugal.

homeschool easter learning activities

Who doesn’t love Easter bunny crafts? This one from The Best Ideas for Kids is one of our favorites! The best part is that this cute paper plate Easter bunny only requires a few supplies. Kids will love making their own Easter Bunny and playing with it after! You could even turn it into mask by cutting the eyes out and stapling a length of elastic to both sides.

homeschool easter learning activities

These easy jellybean structures are a fabulous engineering activity and my 8 & 10 year old’s spent well over an hour building and playing. All you need is a package of jelly beans to use for connectors, a box of toothpicks, an imagination and some perseverance.



And there you have it! 10 FUN (and cheap or free!) Easter learning activities! I hope you found a few you want to incorporate into your own homeschool. Happy Easter and happy learning!

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What fun Easter learning activities and STEM projects do your kids love?

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