The Lesson Planning Mommy – Hippity, Hoppity, Easter’s On Its Way

There are so many Easter books and adorable crafts for parents to do with your little bunnies!  These neat activities will surely get your kiddos egg-cited about Easter!


What We’re Reading: The Easter Story


The Jelly Bean Prayer

I can remember getting this sweet poem in my Easter basket as a young girl.  I loved it then, and I love it now.  It is a reminder of what Easter is really about.

Red is for the blood he gave.

Green is for the grass he made.

Yellow is for the sun so bright.

Orange is for the edge of night.

Black is for the sins we made.

White is for the grace he gave.

Purple is for his hour of sorrow.

Pink is for our new tomorrow.

A bag full of jelly beans

So colorful & Sweet

Is a prayer, is a promise,

Is a special treat.


Activity: Countdown To Easter!

This activity is fun and easy!  Use 12 plastic Easter eggs to fill an empty egg carton.  With number stickers or rub-ons, number each egg from 1-12.  As each day passes by, remove one egg.  You may even consider stuffing the eggs with little goodies, so that each day, the little tykes get more excited about Easter.

What You Need:

  • Empty egg carton
  • 12 plastic Easter eggs
  • Easter grass
  • Number stickers or rub-ons
  • Little goodies


Simple ideas for fun Easter activities:

  1. Dye Easter eggs
  2. Make egg-shaped sugar cookies
  3. Read an Easter story
  4. Visit the Easter bunny
  5. Have an Easter egg hunt
  6. Watch an Easter movie
  7. Send an Easter card to someone you love
  8. Color an Easter picture or two
  9. Do an Easter craft
  10. Create a bunny hutch cookie house


What We’re Reading

Activity: Plastic Easter eggs aren’t just for hunting anymore!

I don’t know about you, but I have HUNDREDS of plastic Easter eggs from years past.  Because I could never bear to get rid of them, I decided to go hunting for creative activities to re-use them.  I found lots of egg-celent ideas at