Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter is on it's way get ready with some art and science activities

 Spring is obviously our favorite time of year. 
Lots of color, sunshine and fun activities for the classroom. 
Here are a few of our favorite Easter themed activities.

1. Introduce Science with some activities using carrots: Practice using the scientific method by observing and labeling parts of a carrot. Watch them grow in a  class garden, Use carrots to show students how water is stored in living things. Cut carrots into sliced for students to observe the different grains and patterns in carrots.

2. Recycle those soup cans to make these adorable bunnies. Add some Easter grass to the inside and you are all set for the Easter bunny to drop off some chocolate candy eggs or jelly beans.

3. Cellophane bags (you can find them in a pennant shape at Hobby Lobby) fill with orange crackers, or round cheese puffs. Use green ric rac to tie at the top. These make great Easter treats for school. Have students use them for our Hippity Hoppity Math Activity

4. Use recycled toilet paper rolls to create these adorable bunnies ( Have students paint white and then use a Q-tip or other small round object ( like the end of a marker) to add polka dots. Cut out ears from felt or decorative scrapbook paper. Use pipe cleaners, googly eyes and a button to finish off the bunny's face. Be sure to add a fluffy cotton ball for a tail.

5. This adorable Carrot Garland can be made using construction paper. This is a great art project to go along with the book The Carrot Seed. Extend this craftivity into science class and have students plant carrot seeds into recycled egg cartons. Watch them sprout over time and log changes in your science journal.

6. Using paper plates,cotton balls and construction paper create this adorable bunny, perfect for those spring bulletin boards

 Right click the image above and save to your computer, insert the image into a word document and drag corners to resize as needed. Print one and use it as a template, trace onto colored scrapbook paper and cut out.

 Add a cotton ball or pom pom for a little tail. Hole punch on the side at the top of each ear. Slide ribbon through the holes to create your bunny banner.

For the classroom, give students a template of the bunny on construction paper, have students decorate their bunny. You could have them use paint, crayons, water colors, colored pencils, markers, stickers etc. the possibilities are endless.

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  1. Some nice ideas that even I can do as a beginner, thanks. Embroidery