I’m A Little Chick…
(I’m a Little Teapot)
I’m a little chick inside an egg
I’m always sleeping – snoring away
Soon you’ll hear a pecking, pecking sound
The egg will crack and out I’ll pop.

Funny Bunny Hop…
Funny, little bunny goes hop, hop, hop!
Funny little bunny, please stop, stop, stop!
Wiggle your ears and crinkle your nose.
Then wiggle, wiggle, wiggle right down to your toes.
Hop, Little Rabbit…
Hop, little rabbit, hop, hop, hop,
Hop, little rabbit, don’t you stop.
Hop, little rabbit, one, two, three.
Hop, little rabbit, hop to me.

Rabbit Doesn’t Have a Tail at All…
(London Bridge)
Rabbit doesn’t have a tail at all,
Tail at all, tail at all.
Rabbit doesn’t have a tail at all,
Just a power puff.
His ears are longer than his tail,
Than his tail, than his tail.
His ears are longer than his tail,
It’s a powder puff.

Easter Eggs…
(Jingle Bells)
Could be used for flannel board too
Easter eggs, Easter eggs
Eggs of orange and blue.
Here’ are lots of colored eggs
All for me and you.
Chocolate eggs colored brown,
Jelly beans bright green
Aren’t these the most beautiful eggs
That you have ever seen?

I’m a Little Bunny…

(I’m A Little Teapot)
I’m a little bunny, with a cotton tail;
See me hopping down the trail,
When I see a carrot —
My ears – they shake!
And then, of course,
A Bite I take!!!
CRUNCH!!!!!

Jelly Bean Count Down…
(Use real jelly beans or flannel board ones)( 5 colors)
5 little jelly beans
I wish I had more!
I’ll eat the (color) one
Now there are four!
4 little jelly beans
Tasty as can be
I’ll eat the (color) one
Now there are 3!
3 little jelly beans
Only a few.
I’ll eat the (color) one
Now there are 2.
2 little jelly beans
Eating them is fun
I’ll eat the (color) one
Now there is one.
1 little jelly bean
The last one for me
I’ll eat the (color) one
I’m as happy as can be!

Five Little Easter Eggs…
Good flannel board
5 little Easter eggs,
Lovely colors wore;
Mother ate the blue one,
Then there were four.
4 little Easter eggs,
Two and two, you see;
Daddy ate the red one,
Then there were three.
3 little Easter eggs,
Before I knew,
Sister ate the yellow one,
Then there were two.
Two little Easter eggs,
Oh, what fun!
Brother ate the purple one,
Then there was one.
1 little Easter egg,
See me run!!!
I ate the last one,
And then there was none

GAMES

Easter Egg Blow…
Divide the children into two teams. Place each team on one side of a table opposite of each other. Place a colored cotton ball on the table and pretend it is a Easter egg. The object of the game is to blow the egg off the opposing teams side of table. Players can not use their hands in any way.

Spoon and Egg Course…
Gather a spoon for each child and plastic or hard boiled egg. Set up a course throughout the classroom or outdoors. Once a child is part way through the course allow another child to start.

Swinging Basket…
Use a piece of rope to hand a basket from the branch of a tree. Fill plastic Easter eggs with popcorn kernels for weight tape shut. Have the children line up behind the basket, have them practice throwing eggs into the basket. Once the children can to this with ease try swinging the basket.

Easter Egg Roll…
Mark a starting point and a finishing point. Divide children into two teams. Gather one plastic egg for each team. The children must roll the egg using only their noses.

Egg Scramble…
Kind of on the order of a piñata, but not, and more fun, I think. The helpers
blindfolded all the children with strips of cloth after giving them a treat bag–empty. We (I played too!) were sitting in a circle. After all were blindfolded, they scattered candy in the middle of the circle. When they said “go!” we were to crawl around, feeling for the candy with our hands, and putting it into our bags. It really was fun! No one was hurt (miracle) and most got quite a lot of candy in their bags.

Bunny Hop…
We used the children’s large name tags and scattered them around the room. Then we put a filled Easter egg on each tag. The children had to hop around until they found their name, remove the egg, and then hop back before they could open it. In one class the mother made bunny ears for all the kids to wear when they were hopping.

CENTERS

Easter Egg Matching…
Cut different egg shapes from different colored construction paper. Using markers design simple pictures to make matching pairs on each egg. Have the children match up Easter egg pairs.

Egg Sorting…
Have children sort plastic eggs by colors into separate baskets.

Egg Baskets…
Collect ten baskets, program each with a number 1-10. Cut out 55 eggs(or I have bought small eggs in the craft dept.) Have children place corresponding number of eggs into basket.

Matching Plastic Eggs…
Using a permanent marker program half a plastic egg with a number (1-10) and the other half with the correct number of corresponding stickers. Have the children match them up.

Ice Cube Tray Patterns…
Stock your center with a variety of different pom-poms. Arrange pom-pom on one half of an ice tray in a pattern. Have the children match your pattern and create their own afterward.

Egg Color Matching…
Using the plastic eggs, I take them and separate with all the different colors, and let the kids try to put them all back together, we talk about all the different colors while doing this.

ART

Egg Shell Art…
Save the broken eggshells from colored Easter eggs. Place them in a bowl on the art table along with colored construction paper and glue. Allow each child to glue eggshells to a piece of construction paper to make Easter pictures.

Shiny Easter Egg…
Cut out an egg shape from white tag board. In a separate container mix condensed milk with different colors of food coloring. Use a separate paint brush for each color, paint the Easter egg the way they choose. Tilt egg causing the colors to mix. Let the egg dry for at least 48 hours.

Tag Board Eggs…
Cut out an egg for each child out of white tag board. Mix together corn syrup (light) and food coloring. Mix together as many different colors as you wish. Have children paint their eggs. Let dry.

Spring Baskets…
Cut 2/3 off the top of a two-liter bottle. Discard the top portion of the bottle. Punch holes opposite of each other near the rim of the bottle. Attach a long pipe cleaner from one hole to the other to form a handle. Then glue pastel colored tissue paper pieces on the bottle. When the glue dries use puffy paint to personalize the baskets.

Lambs…
Use black paint on the hands and stamp them on a white piece of paper, then
decorate. The lambs look cute with packing “popcorn” or white paper
reinforcements make great “wool”. Also, left-over batting or stuffing can be
used.

Sock Rabbits…
Collect a used white sock from each child and stuffed it with stuffing. Glue on ears, nose, and eyes. Let the children use permanent pens to make the whiskers. Tie off the end of the sock to make a tail.

SNACK TIME

Little Nests Out Of Rice Krispie Treat…
One of my party helpers brought a very cute snack for the party. She made little nests out of Rice Krispie treat mixture (just let it cool a little and then shaped it with her hands–you could also use muffin tins I think), filled the “nest” with a few jelly beans and then put a marshmallow chick (peep) on top. It was adorable!