Using a full sized piece of heavy white construction paper allow your children to water color the entire page. When dry have children color grass along the bottom edge. Using yellow paint have children make fingerprints in the grass. When dry draw in features to make chicks. You can also make easter bunnies the same way. Have children draw easter eggs to add variety to their picture.
Cut construction paper into egg shape (large) allow children to decorate with paints or crayons.
When finished with placemat cover with clear contact paper.
This is an idea that I learned at a seminar at MJDesigns.
supplies: kite string or twine, yellow felt, 2 6mm moving eyes, yellow feather, scissors, glue, 2-1/2" x 1-1/2" piece foam sponge, Solo 3.5 oz cup, blunt needle.
Poke two small holes in the bottome of the cup. Thread twine through cup so that both ends come out through the bottom. Leaving about three inches on one end, double know and push both strings and knot through one of the holes. Thread loose end of twine through needle and thread through sponge. Double know and tie securely. Cut feet and beak from felt. Clue eyes, beak and felt into place on cup. Poke a feather into each of the holes on top of head. Glue another in between the holes. Add feather wings. Cut and twist chenille stem to look like worm and glue under beak.
Egg Shell Collage
After children have eaten colored eggs you might have at school save the shells for this fun project. On a white piece of construction paper draw and egg shape. Allow the children to glue the crushed egg shells on the paper for an easter egg they can hang on the refrigerator.
Easter Bunny Pencil Cans
Cut a potato chip can to desired length and decorate with various materials. (colored paper, pipe cleaners, bows and buttons) It will be fun to see all the different styles of easter bunnies in your class.
Crumpled Paper Eggs
Precut eggs from white construction paper. Pour tempera paint into shallow pans. Crumple newspaper and dip into paint, dab onto eggs.
Egg Shell Bunny
Spread glue inside a pre-drawn bunny. Scatter crushed egg shells and shake excess.
Allow children to paint the bottom side of one foot yellow. Press onto paper. Turn toes dwonward. Draw an eye and bill on the heel.