Best Easter Activities for Primary School Students
Stuck for classroom ideas this Easter? These handpicked Easter activities for primary school students include a wide range of inspiring tips and ideas that will help you educate and celebrate with your class.
I have selected activities that are suited to both Christian and secular schools, enabling you to pick whichever ones you think most fitting.
Easter Songs for Primary School Students
As is the case with pretty much any subject, one of the best Easter activities for primary school students is singing. This will help get your class into the Easter spirit and provides a topical framework upon which you can base further discussion.
There are tons of great resources you could try, including songbooks made up purely of children’s Easter songs and more general seasonal songbooks. Many of these are suitable for both religious and secular teaching, incorporating songs about new life, Easter bunnies and chocolate alongside more thought-provoking ones that unpick the Easter story.
Easter Activities for Primary School Students
There are also plenty of crafty Easter activities for primary school students you could try. Activity Village has some wonderful step-by-step Easter craft guides covering everything from the timeless art of basket making through to Easter origami, bunny masks and this fabulous wooden spoon chick puppet.
Depending on the age group you teach, you could support these activities with snippets of information about the history, origins, symbolism and traditions behind Easter eggs, bunnies and so on. You could also give them brief insights into how Easter is celebrated around the world.
You can even use arts and crafts to bring the Easter story itself to life. These six great ideas explain how you can tell the story through the familiar medium of the Easter egg, while these beautiful Easter mosaic crosses, made from eggshells, will make your students feel like professional artists. You could also make this cute paper resurrection set together and use it to recreate the story.
Of course, there are many more Easter activities for primary school students you could try but these are some of the best I have personally come across. If you want further inspiration, an internet search returns some fantastic results, as do image sharing sites like Pinterest. If you would like an Easter songbook to work from, Out of the Ark has a fantastic selection that includes songs about everything from eggs, chickens and bunnies to Jesus, the cross and the resurrection.