Fun Easter Activities and Crafts for Second Grade

April 5, 2023

Are you looking for Easter activities and crafts to do with your students?  Look no further! I’ve compiled a list of engaging Easter activities and crafts, including read-alouds and math worksheets that are sure to keep your students entertained and learning.

1. Easter Read Alouds

The Great Eggscape by Jory John

“The Great Eggscape” is a children’s picture book about a group of eggs who escape their carton and have a fun morning in the store. However, one egg named Shel is not a fan of group activities and is hesitant to play hide-and-seek with his friends. Despite his reluctance, Shel joins in, but at the end of the game, one of their friends is missing. The story follows a dozen eggs as they search for their missing friend and learn the importance of helping others. With its humorous storyline and two sticker sheets, this book is perfect for Easter and any time of year.

The Great Eggscape

Too Many Carrots by Kay Hudson

Carrots are a beloved vegetable by many, including rabbits. In the children’s book, Too Many Carrots by Katy Hudson, Rabbit’s love for carrots becomes problematic when they start taking over his burrow. With the help of his friends, Rabbit learns the importance of friendship and how it can help overcome obstacles. This heartwarming story, accompanied by delightful illustrations, is perfect at Easter time.

Too Many Carrots

Muncha, Muncha, Muncha By Candace Fleming and Brian Karas

In Candace Fleming’s children’s book, “Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!”, three hungry bunnies can’t resist the smell of Mr. McGreely’s delicious carrots. They sneak into his garden at night, jumping over fences and swimming through trenches to get to the veggies first. But when Mr. McGreely discovers the nibbled leaves and empty stalks in the morning, he’s determined to build something bigger and better to keep the pesky bunnies away.  In frustration, he builds fences to keep the bunnies away.   The word “muncha” is repeated throughout the story for a fun and delightful read.

As a teacher, I enjoy reading books to my students, but unfortunately, our school library has a limited selection, and purchasing books can be costly. Luckily, I have found a solution – all three of the books I wanted to read to my class are available to watch on YouTube! This way, my students can still enjoy the stories without the need for physical copies of the books.

Muncha! Muncha! Muncha

2. Easter Math for Second Grade

 These FREE Easter math worksheets for second grade include skip counting, word problems, addition and subtraction with regrouping, and telling time.  These second-grade math worksheets are perfect for morning work, homework, or review. Click the picture below to get your FREE 2nd-grade math worksheets from my Free Resource Library. You can also get a free copy in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.

2nd grade math worksheets

Easter Math Riddles

Who doesn’t love a good riddle?  After solving the 3-digit addition and subtraction problems, students will find the letter that matches the answer to solve the riddle.  These FREE Easter math worksheets are fun and engaging for students.

Free second grade math worksheets for Easter
Free 2nd-grade Easter math worksheets
FREE Second Grade math worksheets
3-Digit Addition and Subtraction Worksheets

3. Easter Activities and Crafts

Funky Easter Bunny Craft

Creating a Funky Easter Bunny is a fun and engaging Easter craft that I enjoy doing with my second-grade students.  This fun Easter craft uses the Zentangle method.  Zentangle is a unique art form that encourages mindfulness and creativity by using repetitive patterns.

The beauty of Zentangle lies in the process rather than the end result, allowing individuals to let go of perfectionism and embrace their own unique style. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, Zentangle is a fun and relaxing way to express yourself and explore your creativity.

By signing up with Teach Starter US, you get monthly free downloads. You get your free Easter Bunny Craft template from Teach Starter US by clicking here.

Easter activities and Crafts

The Naked Egg and Osmosis

My students love science experiments. The Sci Guys will show you how to easily dissolve the shell of an egg to make it naked. My students love to see it spin and turn around in the vinegar. Then you shrink the egg using Karo syrup and grow it through osmosis. All you need for this experiment are some simple household items. This Easter activity is an easy experiment to do with your students.

This naked egg experiment is a popular and easy-to-do science activity that involves only an egg and vinegar. By placing the egg in vinegar, the shell dissolves and leaves behind a translucent membrane, giving the appearance of a “naked” egg. This experiment is a great way for kids to learn about chemical reactions and the process of osmosis. It’s a fun and engaging STEM activity that can be done at home or in the classroom.

You can check out this fun naked egg science experiment by clicking the link below.

Jelly Bean Experiment

Jelly beans aren’t just a tasty treat – they can also be used for a fun and easy science experiment! You can observe how the colors mix and blend by placing jelly beans in water. This is a great way to teach kids about color theory and the properties of water. The best part is that you can repeat this experiment as many times as you want, as long as you have jelly beans and water on hand! You can get the directions for this experiment at 123 Homeschool 4 Me.

Easter STEM activity

Check out this blog post for another Easter math Freebie. This math freebie is a spiral review for place value, balancing equations, 3- digit addition and subtraction with regrouping, counting money, skip counting, ordering numbers from greatest to least, and expanded form.

What Easter activities and crafts are your favorite to do with your students?


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