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Easter Egg Lacing Cards

These free Easter egg lacing cards are an excellent way for preschoolers to build fine motor skills and strengthen eye-hand coordination. When working with beginner lacers, it’s important to emphasize the in and out motion. I have my children say this along with me:

“Hello neighbor, goodbye neighbor, hello neighbor, goodbye neighbor..”

As the children work to weave, this chant helps to remind them that they should be sewing into the next hole, and not the one on the other side of the card. As young learners become more experienced, they will begin to use their helper hands to turn and manipulate the cards as they lace.

I recommend printing these on cardstock. Laminate, if possible, for heavy use. Happy lacing!

DOWNLOAD THE FREE EASTER EGG LACING CARDS

Easter egg lacing cards


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Easter Sensory Bin

This Easter sensory bin assembly was completely effortless since we had so many cute goodies left over from our our 3D collage Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree hauls. This time around, colored rock salt was used as a base. You can find the tutorial on how to color rock salt, rice, and macaroni in our post here.

Oh, look who is making yet another appearance! We cannot get enough of the soft little chicks. The great thing is, is that even though this bin will contain many of the same items that the children will have used in their collages, they will be using them in totally different ways, creating new learning experiences.

MATERIALS USED:

– Any suitable container
– A batch of colored rock salt (tutorial here)
– Plastic eggs
– Plastic bunny eggs
– Small glitter eggs
– Colored buttons
– Chicks
– Easter grass
– Small baskets
– Small cups
– Ice cream scoop
– Sand rake
– Tweezers

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Easter Peeps Math Activity

This math activity is sure to engage preschoolers while reinforcing size skills. Have the children arrange the Peeps in different ways before adhering them onto the paper. Ask them to arrange the pieces from smallest to biggest and then biggest to smallest. Also have them separate the two bigger from two smaller. Finally, let the kids choose which size order they would like to glue the bunnies in.

In addition, be sure to discuss other words that mean big (huge, large, etc.) and small (tiny, little etc.), and incorporate them into the task.

Download the free Easter Peeps Size Skills Practice sheet.


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