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This post has been co-written with Ben Wolfson, a full-time educator and assistant principal in the USA.
Easter is always an exciting time of year in a preschool classroom. The days are getting longer and warmer and there is the promise of candy, chocolate and treasure hunts both in school and at home. It makes sense, therefore, to theme your classroom around Easter as the time approaches.
Taking an Easter bunny theme gives you so many different avenues to explore, from rabbit themed stories and writing to counting and making bunnies out of 2D shapes. In all this excitement, it can be hard to get lesson plans and resources together, which makes buying these Easter math mats for preschool and kindergarten a no brainer.
Easter Math Mats for Preschool and Kindergarten
There are 10 excellent Easter themed activities to keep your students’ math brains engaged all season long:
Rainbow write – in this number formation activity, students spin the wheel and have to rainbow write (trace in different colors) the number that they land on.
Roll and count – this counting challenge works great if you have mini Easter eggs or bunnies to hand out. Students roll a dice (either a D6 or a D10 work best) and have to count out that many objects onto the grass.
Spin and graph – graphing is a great way for students to develop their counting skills. In this Easter egg activity, they’ll spin to find out which egg to add to their bar graph.
Cover the number – this is a great partner challenge! Students look at the number being held up by the Easter bunny and race to cover as many instances of that letter as they can before the time runs out.
Building counting towers – working with manipulatives is a great way to help students who are struggling with their one to one correspondence. You’ll need a pile of stackable objects like pennies, building blocks or mini erasers and students have to build counting towers shown by each bunny.
Color sorting – this simple counting activity requires you to have a large number of small brightly colored objects, such as mini pom poms or beads. Students practice their fine motor skill by adding a set number of objects to each colored circle.
Follow the line – staying on the fine motor control theme, this activity has students making lines out of small objects. Rice is a fun choice here, as are beads and stickers.
Playdough 2d shape mats – it’ll be an instant win any time you can get playdough involved in your classroom. In this activity, students have to make 2D shapes out of playdough, then trace the name of each shape.
Playdough number words – similar to the activity above, students will make their number words up to 10 out of playdough, and then practice tracing and writing the word themselves.
Easter bunny theme 10 frames – finally, there is a set of Easter themed 10 frames, each with a bunny holding a target number. Students have to place the correct number of counters in the correct shape to complete the challenge.
It’s clear to see that these Easter math mats for preschool represent excellent value for money, and will get your students hopping with excitement for their next math lesson.
Fun Books For Easter:
Other Free Easter Printables You’ll Love:
1) Easter Egg Tracing Lines – This simple preschool fine motor activity will help develop your students’ fine motor muscle strength and allow them to practice correct pencil grip.
2) Easter Bunny Sight Words – Kids will actively try to balance the egg on the spoon and fish it out of the ‘jail’. For each egg that escapes, they need to read a sight word then the egg will be safe.
3) Easter Printable Worksheets Pack – 50 pages of free Easter-themed printable worksheets for kids including a variety of literacy, math, and fine motor activities.
4) Easter Egg Patterns – A colorful Easter activity to teach the early math skill of recognizing patterns.
5) Count The Bunnies 1-10 – Kids will surely have a hop-py time counting up to 10 bunnies in a line.
6) Bunny Burrows Game – Really fun small group or circle time game that works on learning letter sounds.
7) Bunny Spin and Cover (Numbers 1-5) – This simple number recognition printable is great fun for preschoolers and just in time for Easter!
8) Bunny Carrot Match-Up – Your preschooler will love this numbers and colors matching activity with an Easter Bunny theme!
9) Bunny Addition to 10 – Your preschooler can practice doing some addition to 10 sums using the adorable bunny number slider that comes with the worksheet.
10) Easter Bunny Simple Sums Addition & Subtraction – This Easter Bunny math activity helps students solve basic sums by having a visual representation they can use to count, instead of just numbers.
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