Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Extravaganza! (Our Easter/Spring trays)

I had a lot of fun putting these together. There are still several ideas in my head that haven't made it into completion yet, but I'm sure I'll get around to them this week. Some of these are more Easter themed and will be used in the next week or so and others could last me until May. So here they are. Spring trays for our Preschool/Tot School.

Painting sun catchers. I found these at the Dollar Tree and thought that they would be fun to try. Wish they had a religious or more springy theme than Easter bunnies....but oh well.
A friend of ours gave us all these cup cake picks. There are pink and white chicks, and yellow and pink bunnies. The object is to sort by color/animal by sticking them into the styrofoam.
Eraser sorting. Kind of a bad picture. There are flower erasers and butterfly erasers.
Spooning little eggs. My kids love this cute, little jar I found at a thrift store!
Flower size sorting. Big flower, little flower....enough said. :)
Matching. There are two different types of butterflies and a dragonfly. I think that this will be tougher than it looks because there is no color consistency.
Spinning art a la Dollar Tree. :)
Counting Crosses....however, Asa and Silas both think they're 't'
Bunny smacking. I saw this activity on Hart 2 Hart. I thought it might be a fun new way to work on number recognition with Annabelle.
Foam stickers and paper.
This picture isn't very interesting. lol These are sound eggs (they've actually been moved to an egg carton since this picture). There are 6 matching pairs. I've been wanting to do this for a long time and am excited to see how the kids do with it. The sounds are: bells, rice, buttons, coins, toothpicks, and air. :)
These eggs have simple CVC items (cat, hat, bat, bug, mom, dad etc) and the letters needed to spell them. This is our very first spelling/reading activity. We've done it once already and I was very impressed with both Annabelle and Asa!
Instead of a sensory bin I filled an Easter basket full of stuffed plastic eggs for the kids to open and explore for the next couple of weeks.
I got inspiration for these plastic egg games from Playing House. This blog is pretty awesome and you should go check it out for some great ideas. Happy blogging!

I am linking up to Preschool Corner and 1+1+1=1. Head on over and check it out!

Tot School


  1. Hey There! Great ideas! I think we'll try the Bunny Splat! My kids HAVE to have some competition during the day. They are going to love it! Nice job, by the way!

  2. Awwww...thanks for linking to my blog!! I LOVE all your tot tray ideas!! :)
    stephanie @ Playing House

  3. What a fun week! I love the eggs as the sensory activity!!

  4. Great week! Love the spelling/reading egg activity! Great trays too! Cupcake picks are so much fun. We have a discount place near us that sells them and I can never resist!

    Happy Easter!


  5. Thanks for the link back. I always love looking at your fun tray ideas each week.