Easter Homeschool Fun

{disclosure: this post contains affiliate links}Easter Fun in Homeschool

I used to be great at planning holiday homeschool theme time.  Now, not so much.  As the work load for 3 homeschool kids has increased, I have less time to really plan out all of the extra stuff.  So, although these photos make it look like I was massively organized and prepared, I assure I was NOT.  I haphazardly dug out the Easter storage bin, put the books on the shelf, dumped the trinkets in a bin for the {goofy stuff not even related to Easter} sensory bin, and set out a few bunnies and eggs {also unrelated but cute}.

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I love this little wagon basket, and put our Easter board books in it…Easter Homeschool Activities -2102

Our very favorite Easter books

Everything you will see below was a spur of the moment thing, I literally grabbed something when we had a few extra minutes! To top it all off, I was so unprepared, we did most of this AFTER Easter!  The kids liked the little Easter addition, as always, which is why I try to always do special theme things for them. Hal of the reason I am writing this post now is so I can come back to it next year and hopefully it will help me with some planning!

They especially LOVE crafts, so I browsed my Easter Pinterest board and chose this one! It was a BIG success!

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Krash got very into it and chose to make a checkerboard and use oil pastels instead of paint. He gave it to his grandparents as a gift so I didn’t get a pic of his final project, it was beautiful!Easter Homeschool Activities -1604


He wanted another craft the next day while I was doing school with Pac, I showed him how to do this cross craft and he loved it!  Again, no final shot since he gave it as a gift!Easter Homeschool Activities -1639

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Ladybug enjoyed this activity, with a hidden Easter message!Easter Homeschool Activities -2038


We colored a bit from my Easter Just Color printable setEaster Homeschool Activities -2013


We did a few activities from some Easter printable packs too.  Here she was doing a 1-10 Easter Cross puzzle {which I cannot find where I got, please let me know if you know-it had 3 crosses and a green hill with yellow behind it}…Easter Homeschool Activities -2011

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We read Benjamin’s Box and used our Resurrection Eggs mini book too.  The kids always love learning about the story with the eggs!

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Our annual game of Easter MemoryEaster Homeschool Activities -2069


Loved having What’s in the Bible Volume 10 as another resource this year!What's in the Bible-1252


We added volcano eggs to our family egg dying night, they were a fun addition!

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Before I put it all away, here was our Easter work display…

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See our Easter Theme Pinterest Board here!

Just Color ~ Easter

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added a new Easter Coloring set! There are Bible verse tracing printables also, along with many fun coloring pages and coloring activities.

Just Color Easter


Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.

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Tot School ~ Letter H

~Ladybug is currently 35.5 months old~


Here is her desk set up for letter H…IMG_4624

She always loves the littler animals on her desk each week.IMG_4582

The items in the pocket chart are all available here on the Animal ABCs webpage.  I added hippos on her desk, and her Hide and Seek Hippo book, which she loved! {files are released for free when they are posted on the Totally Tots blog for the ABC feature, letter G is not free yet, but it will be once it is posted on Totally Tots!}.

Here are some Letter H and Hippo ideas for you…

She did very little tracing this week in her dry erase notebook. Totally fine by me, it’s her choice each week.  She did enjoy pulling out her old sheets and wanted to color the dolphin!IMG_4579

She has a big 3” binder under her desk that has all of the old units, so she can look through them and redo any she chooses!

Coloring hippos…IMG_4278

Here she is working on Letter H Dot Fun, we used dot stickers this time!  This set is included in the Animal ABC Bundle, or you can purchase the set as a stand alone set for $1.25 on Teacher’s Notebook.IMG_4283

She worked with me to make the letter craft, which is basically an open ended project that you can do whatever you want with!  Last week she painted the letter H with “snow paint” I lost all of my photos from that day sadly.  This week she glued on her hippos all by herself.  IMG_4334

She is REALLY loving white glue!IMG_4338


We did a few simple hippo crafts from my Hippo Theme Pinterest board. First, a paper bag puppet hippo, she loved this one!IMG_4613

We colored a heart hippo together…IMG_4614

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Special Note: Please read my post about Following the Child’s Lead if you have a tot and need info about this.  All tots are different and what Ladybug is doing may not be appropriate for your child, even if s/he is the same age!

We are taking our All About Reading Pre Level 1 lessons slowly.  I am not expecting mastery from Ladybug, just using this program as a way to expose her to the Big Five Skills.

This week we did lesson 8, continuing our work with rhyming words.  No photos of that part this week!  We played a LOT with Ziggy {the puppet}, she was so into the lesson thanks to him!

She loved the letter page this week!  She colored the H brown first {her choice},IMG_4268

then I let her use blue glitter to color the water!IMG_4273


She barely played with the toys on her shelves this week!  Amazing how her interests change from week to week!  Here she is sorting shapes…


Spiky ball transfer…IMG_4515


We had some Easter activities out, including our Easter {junk} Sensory Bin.  She played in it a LOT!  She loved making an egg sticker collage…IMG_4246

She didn’t play the actual game, but had a great time “playing” her own version of the Easter gameIMG_4251

Matching colored eggsIMG_4254

Her MOST favorite…definitely the Resurrection Eggs!  We spent time as a family on Good Friday evening going through them all and having a little “Jesus Easter Egg Hunt” as the kids call it.  IMG_4588

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The girl loves the iPad!  Here she was playing Park Math, Feed the HippoIMG_4611

Loving Toca Store with her brother…IMG_4342

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See all of our iPad app recommendations and other iPad info here!

Moms-Favorite_thumb2_thumbOur sweet kitty, Izabella is still hanging in there.  I wrote more about what’s going on here on my Facebook page.  Ladybug loves this little kitty, and even if she isn’t with us much longer, I will cherish the time with her.  Seeing Ladybug be so gentle with her is heartwarming.  She even covers her with her special blankee.IMG_4424


More Tot School Links…

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Easter Theme Printables and More

Easter Printables

Below you will find links to all of our Easter Theme Printables and activities. Over the years we have done many activities to celebrate Easter in a Godly way.  Focusing on the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ! I hope these printables and ideas can help your family as you choose ideas to help you celebrate this awesome time of year!

Just Color! Easter

A free coloring activity set focused on celebrating Easter

Just Color Easter

Easter Homeschool Fun

A wrap up post showing all that we enjoyed in our homeschool to celebrate Easter

Easter Fun in Homeschool

Easter Fun Sensory Bin

This is a silly non-true-meaning-of-Easter sensory bin


Resurrection Eggs Printable Mini Book


Easter Tot Pack


Raising Rock Stars Family Time ~ Easter Theme

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Resurrection Eggsimage


Tiny Tot School ~ Easter Style

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Easter Lapbook



Easter Song Printable

{Songs for Saplings}


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Are you on Pinterest?

Easter Theme Pinterset Board

You can check out my Easter Finds here!

Easter Fun ~ Sensory Bin & More

We usually don’t focus on the novelty side of Easter, but my mom sent up a ton of cute little items so I decided to put together an Easter Fun Sensory Bin.  The kids love playing with little toys and items so I just knew they would love this tub full of junk, wonderful items!IMG_0896

A few first day action shots…

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In addition to the bin, I set up a few of our Easter baskets around, one with blow up eggs and one with plastic eggs.  They always beg to play with the eggs and have their own egg hunts ~ now they can!

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This time I decided to put our gel clings on our boxes instead of in the bin and they all loved them!IMG_1000 IMG_0994

I set out a basket filled with out Easter Books also…IMG_0920

I was amazed with the interest in the book basket, mostly from Krash.  He begged me to read several books and looked at them for a long time on his own!


A bit of info on where I got some of the stuff:

  • My mom.  Sorry, no link for that.
  • Oriental Trading has tons of awesome sensory bin items, just search by theme! We got MANY of the items in this bin from OT!

A few more Easter sensory bins I saw online…

If I missed yours, leave a link in the comments!

Use this button to jump to all of my Sensory Bin postsSensory-Bins622

Another Easter note ~ last year I made printables to go along with the Resurrection Eggs, and I have a Spring Fun webpage with more Easter printables and ideas!  Here is a post from Totally Tots filled with Easter Printables, and here is another one!