Easter is right around the corner and that means it’s time to whip out all of the fun pastel and egg-shaped decor and stock up on Easter candy to hand out to your students. It’s also time to start brainstorming Easter activities to do in the classroom to celebrate.
There is always the traditional Easter egg hunt or coloring eggs, but when I was in the classroom I tried to think outside the box so I could get my students truly engaged and give them a unique Easter classroom experience.
I came up with an Easter activity that would give students the opportunity to create an Easter Bunny trap!
I created a digital resource that would make this activity a simple, no-prep, no-mess option!
The interactive and editable Google Slides allow students to copy and paste movable parts to design their own Easter Bunny trap. This gets students thinking creatively and critically to come up with their own unique trap.
Then, they will write a narrative, persuasive, or opinion paper about how they plan to catch the bunny. This activity is perfect for engaging students in creative thinking and planning.
Make it even more fun by adding all the student’s work to a new slide show with the music provided while in present mode to have a bunny trap design contest. You can also print and display them in your room or make a slideshow with the student’s finished products to view virtually. Music is provided!
Included with this Easter activity you’ll get:
- 12 background slides for students to choose from to begin designing
- 4 slides with movable parts for students to use to design their own bunny trap (You can edit some images, remove or add images)
- 6 slides for students to brainstorm, organize thoughts, and write a story about their trap
- Black and white slides for students to digitally or handwrite stories. (narrative, persuasive, or opinion writing included)
- A Google Form to have a Favorite Trap Design Contest
If you love this activity but can’t do it virtually with your students, you can also print it out and complete it that way! This resource can easily be adapted to do in person, digitally, or sent home to complete with the child’s parents.
Check out the video tutorial!
Looking for more spring and Easter activities for the classroom? Check out my post here!
How will you be celebrating Easter with your students? Let me know in the comments?