KS1 Easter Activities
Write an Easter story starting with one of these sentences:
This year, I’m going to catch that Easter bunny.
Crack, crack, crack… suddenly one of my Easter eggs started to move!
Easter morning, I looked out my window and…
Observe the weather each day and create a weather chart to show what the weather has been like in your area over the Easter holidays.
You may want to make your own rain gauge to measure how much it rains everyday. You can find how to make a simple rain gauge here: https://www.science-sparks.com/weather-make-a-rain-gauge/
Think about how you will record your results.
Write an Easter or Spring poem and illustrate it. Find some inspiration here: https://resource-bank.scholastic.co.uk/resources/354979
Decorate a hard boiled egg
Find some great inspiration for decoraring hard boiled eggs here:
Track the signs of Spring
Look out for signs of Spring in your garden and track them to help scientists monitor the effects of weather and climate change on wildlife in our area.
Visit https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/things-to-do/natures-calendar/ to see how you can help!
Spring flower identification
Look out for new flowers and plants in your garden and in your local area. Use this website to help you identify them: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2018/01/early-spring-flowers-flowering-plants-and-shrubs/
You may way to:
- create observational drawings of them
- describe the similiarities and differences between plants
- plant some of your own seeds and watch them grow
Find a range of Easter craft ideas here:
The warmer weather of Spring will bring lots of creepy crawlies out. So get out in the fresh air and take a closer look at your garden. You'll soon notice it's teeming with wildlife! Can you find...
- a worm after a spring shower
- a bumblebee looking for nectar
- a spotty ladybird exploring the grass
- a slimy snail in a dark damp spot
- a butterfly basking in the sunshine?
Think about how you might record what you find.
Design and create a miniture Easter garden. This could be done in a seed tray/cardboard box lid/plastic container. Try to use natural materials, e.g. grass, twigs, leaves etc.
You can find some great examples of miniture Easter gardens here: https://farmfoodfamily.com/easter-garden-ideas/
Easter treasure map
Have fun hiding some 'treasure' around the garden/house. Then draw a map of where it is hidden 'x marks the spot'. Add as many details/clues to your map, e.g. tree, shed, furniture, etc. Give your map to someone in your family and see if they can find the treasure. Happy hunting!
Easter around the world
Have a look at the website below to see how Easter is celebrated in different countries.