An Easter Book and Activity Basket for Kids

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In Victoria, our first term holidays end with Easter this year, giving us two beautiful weeks to prepare for Easter as a family.

Each year, in the lead up to Easter, our Easter books are unpacked and displayed in our seasonal basket. This year, we’ve added some activity sticks- all with ideas relating to Easter. Some ideas are specific while others are more open-ended.

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We simply brainstormed some ideas together and I wrote them on icy-pole sticks with a Sharpie. Here is a list of our ideas:

  • Read an Easter book from the basket (Take a look at our awesome Easter Book List)
  • Decorate eggs
  • Hide decorated or plastic eggs
  • Make an Easter basket
  • Use our Easter-themed cookie cutters with some playdough
  • Prepare and practise for our Easter Games
  • Plant a seed or a daffodil bulb
  • Bake some Easter treats
  • Have a Hot Cross Bun tea party
  • Read the Easter Story
  • Watch an Easter Movie (e.g. Hop)
  • Write/Draw with our egg-shaped chalk
  • Draw
  • Offer help to a family member
  • Write on some Easter cards for Nanna and Pa
  • Make an Easter puzzle
  • Paint
  • Make Easter gifts (we made these jars last year)

Visit My Little Bookcase for Easter book ideas.

This is our little Easter book selection. Find the details for these books and many others in our Easter-themed Book List.

Preparing for Easter with daily activities. Visit My Little Bookcase for ideas.

The idea is for Cammy to choose a stick from the jar each day (or more than once per day if she complains of ‘boredom’).

And Baby Ike has been developing his fine motor skills by removing and replacing the sticks from the jar.

Fine motor practice with Easter activity sticks.


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An Easter Book and Activity Basket for Kids


  1. Love this Jackie! I think we’ll try to be a little more involved in the lead up to Easter now the girls are older. Need to check out some Easter books from the library!
    We are going to do a cute little activity where they will open an egg each day containing part of the Easter story for us to discuss :) Love the idea of the sticks in the jar – might give that a try too!

  2. Amy said: On April 9, 2014

    This is lovely Jackie! Once again you have created a little pocket of gorgeous reading heaven for your children.

    I love that you’ve thought outside the square and displayed your Easter books in a basket. My son has so many interests at the moment – that I’m having trouble finding spots to display the books about weather, the human body and also the Easter and ANZAC books that I’d like to get out soon too! I will definitely be borrowing your Easter activities idea (with a little modification), as I too have heard the dreaded words “I’m bored” lately too.

    Thanks again for all your book-related inspiration!

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