Super Quick Easter Activities and Ideas for kids

For teachers, tutors, in-home schoolers, moms, dads, etc.

Easter is one of the most celebrated holidays in the world. Besides the traditional Easter egg hunt, there are a variety of ways teachers can celebrate with their students, they can sing a song, create a poem, make a craft, provide a worksheet activity, play a game, or even have an Easter party. All of these Easter activities for primary school are a great way to get your students involved in the holiday. Use these ideas in your classroom when you’re short on time, or in need of a little inspiration.

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Quick Easter Resources

When creating your Easter-themed unit it’s important to provide a variety of lessons. The best way to start an Easter-theme is to get prior knowledge of what the students know about Easter. Use a graphic organizer, such as a KWL chart to get this information. Once you gather this, you can begin crafting and creating your Easter unit.

Easter Poems and Songs

Poetry and Music is a wonderful way to explore feelings and emotions, and it provides students with a way to be creative and express themselves while celebrating the holiday. Provide students with a variety of poems and songs about Easter, then have them try to create some on their own.

Easter Ready-to-Print Activities

Activities don’t always have to be well-thought-out or planned in advance for students to learn important concepts. Here is an inexpensive way to provide some Easter fun for your class. Just simply print out any of these activities right from your computer.

Easter Crafts

Providing an Easter craft is a great way to get your students to express their creative side. Give students a variety of supplies to choose from when creating their craft. This will help promote self-expression and allow them to really use their creative thinking skills. With a little imagination and creativity, these Easter craft ideas can make a wonderful gift or a delightful holiday keepsake.

Easter Games

Easter games are a great way to get your students in the holiday spirit. They get the students up and moving while reinforcing the Easter concept. A fun idea to try is to give your students a variety of Easter-themed items and have them make up their own game. You’ll be surprised by how clever they are.

Easter Puzzles

To help make learning about Easter fun, provide a few enjoyable puzzles. Puzzles are a great way to challenge the mind while reinforcing the Easter-theme. Challenge your students to create an Easter puzzle of their own. Provide a variety of examples so they can get ideas, then allow them to try to create one themselves.

Easter Recipes

These recipes are perfect to use for an Easter party or just for an everyday snack throughout the Easter season.

More Easter Fun

Throwing an Easter party in your classroom? Need help choosing the perfect Easter book to read to your students? These resources will give you great ideas to plan and execute the perfect Easter party.

This article was written by Janelle Cox M.S. B.S.

Source: Super Quick Easter Activities and Ideas (

Resources here: Free Easter Worksheets Over Reading, Math, and More (

What Is the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

We’ve all heard these two words and often use them interchangeably. But they’re not the same! We explain how they’re different and why it matters!

Weather and climate. We’ve heard these words countless times before, yet it can be difficult to sort out exactly how the two differ, or why this difference matters. We break it down.


Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving now.

Man holding his hand out in the rain under umbrella. Climate and Weather concept.

While both weather and climate describe the atmosphere’s conditions (like how hot or cold, wet or dry, sunny or cloudy it is), weather tells us how the atmosphere is behaving at this very minute, and how it will behave in the near future—in the upcoming hours, days, and weeks. The weather is always in a state of flux because warm fronts, cold fronts, high pressure, and low pressure continually come and go, temporarily altering the atmosphere as they do.

Weather Predates Climate

Another way weather differs from climate? It is the older of the two sciences. One of the earliest-known texts about the atmosphere—a book titled Meteorologica, which was written by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle as long ago as 340 BC—attempts to explain how clouds, rain, snow, wind, and a host of other types of weather work. While Aristotle also talks of torrid, temperate, and frigid climate zones in his book, the ins and outs of climate weren’t explored in depth until the 1800s.

Over Time Weather Becomes Climate

Weather observations are taken multiple times a day (usually every hour) in order to keep up with any changes as they occur. When a particular day ends, its temperatures, humidity, cloudiness, etc. become an afterthought, as our attention moves to the next day’s weather, but these outdated observations are never truly forgotten. Over long periods of time, patterns begin to appear in collections of individual weather observations. And recognizing patterns in past weather can offer clues about what conditions to expect on similar dates and at similar times of the year down the road. These average weather patterns are what we call climate.


Climate is how the atmosphere tends to behave, on average.

Dry and arid land with failed crops. Drought climate concept.
Climate describes what the average weather is like over long stretches of time.

In recent decades, the word “climate” has become synonymous with “climate change”—the variation of regional climate over time. But climate, plain old climate, describes what the average weather is like over long stretches of time, such as months, years, and decades.

Every place on earth has a climate type—a label that expresses the average conditions typically experienced throughout the year. For example, if a region sees high temperatures year-round, it might have a tropical climate. Or if it rarely sees rainfall, it might have a desert climate.

Our planet also has a “global climate,” which describes the temperatures, precipitation, etc. we experience, on average, worldwide.

Why Do Weather And Climate Matter?

It’s easy for most to see why weather matters: it has an immediate effect on daily activities. And since we’re often very interested in what will happen today than what’s in store for next month or next year, climate can seem somewhat useless. But think about it: have you ever wondered what clothing to pack for next months’ vacation? Wondered if a certain plant would thrive in your garden? If so, then climate means just as much to you as weather … you simply might not have realized it until now.

Written by Tiffany Means

Source: What Is the Difference Between Weather and Climate? – Farmers’ Almanac (

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