Working with preschoolers is great as they are usually very enthusiastic when it comes to making stuff and creating lots of arts and crafts projects within the classroom. They are usually about 3 or 4 years old, which means they have been jaded by the harsh world around them and still have great optimism. They usually want to please and get praise from adults and teachers so they try hard at all that they do.
This enthusiasm extends to preschool Easter crafts for kids in the classroom too. No matter what activity you place in front of them, you can usually bet that they will give it a good go. Anyone that works with children will pretty much tell you the same thing.
This is why Easter is a popular time in the classroom when it comes to being creative with arts and crafts. The good thing about Easter is that there is a ton of things that can be made ranging from Easter baskets to decorating Easter eggs.
Some Cool Easter Craft Ideas for Preschoolers
You are really only limited by your imagination and the tools that you have in your classroom when it comes to devising preschool Easter crafts for kids this year. Of course, you have to make sure that these young ones are supervised if using scissors, and that they have the appropriate safety blades.
You can start your preschoolers off with a simple Easter arts and craft idea that is always popular at this time of year. Take some different colored card, reds, pinks, blues etc. and cut them into long strips. Then using sticky tape of safety glue, instruct your class to weave the card together to create a simple Easter basket shape. You can also bring in some tissue paper to line the bottom of their baskets. Another piece of different colored card can be bent into shape to form an ad hoc handle too.
If your preschoolers have access to computers then they can go online (with some help) and print off some Easter themed pictures like Easter bunnies, Easter Eggs, Easter chicks etc. that can be printed out and used as decoration for their Easter baskets.
An Excuse to Talk Easter
Whilst your little ones are busy crafting their Easter baskets, you can be telling them all about Easter and what it means to you so that they can understand a little of the background of why they are making their baskets.
Who'd have thought that preschool Easter crafts for kids was such a great way to get your pupils actively participating in a great activity that promotes group work and good communication skills.