Bunnies, chicks, colorful eggs! What’s not to like?! Kids are always looking forward to Easter around here. They love scavenger hunt we prepare for them each year with mini chocolate eggs and other surprises. Easter is great for another thing – to sneak in some learning! Here you will find a collection of 40 Easter busy bags for your toddlers and preschoolers. And in some of them, even older kids will enjoy!
Here are few items you might need to create your own busy bags:
Easter Egg Busy Bags to Make for Kids
A piece of felt, ribbon scraps, and paper cutouts along with some tidbits you have laying around the home are all you need to make a lovely Easter egg felt board.
Or, another option, you can make Easter busy bag completely from felt!
Simple sequencing activity with plastic eggs can be prepared quickly.
Kids who love to play with stickers will love these counting eggs (scroll down the page).
Another variation with felt eggs can be used for counting practice.
A fun way to work on a tactile system are these lovely feel and count eggs.
Kids can also work on patterning for Easter.
Don’t have felt but you can get your hands on foam sheets? You can make fun foam egg busy bags too.
With this busy bag, kids get to work on their fine motor skills around Easter.
Instead of a ziplock bag, you can use an empty egg carton to turn it into a color matching activity with plastic eggs.
Cracking eggs sounds fun, right? And kids get to work on hand strength and counting too!
If you have a preschooler or a toddler who needs to work on their scissor skills, this Easter egg cutting busy bag might be a solution.
Make a bunch of magnetic eggs and let kids build the strangest construction with them!
Another way to practice counting with plastic eggs and pom poms.
Bunny busy bags for kids
Print the bunnies and add pom poms to this adorable color matching busy bag.
You can also print this activity and match colors on the bunnies. No additional material needed.
There are few different variations on pin a tail on the bunny for kids you can choose from: with pom poms, another with pom poms, fully printable parts or one-sheet printable bunny. And there is a version with patterned paper and clothespins that is totally adorable!
You can also work on color matching ears on each of the bunnies, not only tails!
Toddlers will love wobbly color matching with plastic eggs and bunnies.
Easy counting activity with Easter baskets and bunnies. All DIY.
Printable Easter busy bags for kids (and few extra)
Color matching eggs – print the cards and put them into a bag to turn it into a busy bag.
The same thing can be done with these Easter tracing strips, laminate them and add pen.
If your kids are working on letter recognition, they will love these letter matching eggs.
Pinch practice and counting are what these Easter counting cards are all about.
Peeps lacing cards are just so adorable. You will need laces to add to a bag too.
Crack the egg, solve the puzzle! Print these egg puzzles and practice counting.
Putting back the halves of a plastic egg can be hard for little hands. But it’s a great way to work them out. Use these printable cards to work on color sorting.
You can always print Easter-themed coloring pages, like these with numbers from 1-10 and staple them into a lovely little coloring book. Add crayons and you have a perfect busy bag.
Jelly beans are only good for one thing. And it’s not eating. Ha! Use them for color sorting!
Here is another sorting busy bag with jelly beans, with printable to match.
The simplest color matching busy bag to make, but you will need dot-a-dot markers for it.
Looking for other busy bag ideas for kids? Try these:
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.