Looking for some fun Easter reading activities? Well. . . spring is in the air, and with it comes some Easter fun! As educators, we recognize the importance of fostering a love for reading in our students, and what better way to do so than by incorporating Easter and spring-themed literary activities into our curriculum? If you’re a teacher looking to add some creativity into your upper elementary classroom, this list of 24 Easter Reading Activities is tailored just for you.
From scavenger hunts to book clubs, creative art projects, and planning an Easter egg hunt, these activities are sure to captivate the imaginations of your students. Let’s dive into the world of books, bunnies, and blossoming stories with these exciting Easter reading ideas!
Pssst. . . . Check out the ready-to-go Easter Reading Activities and Math Worksheets Packet, loaded with fun, printable Easter reading activities for upper elementary students!
Get all set with some fun Easter learning and review with these Easter reading activities.
24 Fun Easter Reading Activities
1.Easter Book Hunt: Create a scavenger hunt with clues leading to different Easter-themed books hidden around the classroom or school library.
2. Plan an Easter Egg Hunt: Have students use collaboration and writing skills to plan and write about an Easter Egg Hunt. Get these ready-to-print pages as a part of the entire Plan an Easter Egg Hunt PBL Unit .
3. Easter Story Writing: Encourage students to write their own Easter stories or poems and share them with the class.
4. Character Easter Eggs: Have students decorate eggs to represent characters from their favorite books, describing the characters and their traits as they decorate.
5. Easter Book Reports: Assign Easter-themed book reports where students summarize and analyze a book with an Easter or spring theme.
6. Easter Reading Bingo: Create a bingo board with various reading challenges related to Easter books. Students can complete a row or column to win a small prize.
7. Easter Board Game: Have students make their own reading skill board game with an Easter theme. Add artwork of bunnies, candy, eggs, etc. to make the game colorful and eye-catching. This printable board game is included in the entire Plan an Easter Egg Hunt Packet.
8. Easter Bookmarks: Let students design their own Easter-themed bookmarks. They can include favorite quotes from books they’ve read.
9. Easter Genre Exploration: Explore different genres of books with an Easter twist, such as mystery, fantasy, or historical fiction.
10. Easter Author Study: Focus on an author who has written Easter-themed books. Have students read multiple books by that author and discuss common themes.
11. Easter Reading Logs: Implement a special Easter-themed reading log where students can track the books they read during the holiday season.
12. Easter Acrostic Poem: Have students write an acrostic poem, where each line begins with the letters from E-A-S-T-E-R. Use blank paper, or print the pages below included in the Easter Reading and Math Packet.
13. Easter Book Puzzles: Create jigsaw puzzles using book covers or illustrations from Easter-themed books. Students can work on the puzzles and discuss the stories.
14. Easter Themed Bookmarks: Provide students with blank bookmarks and art supplies to create Easter-themed bookmarks inspired by their favorite books.
15. Easter Book Art: Have students choose a favorite scene from an Easter book and illustrate it. Display the artwork in the classroom.
16. Easter Book Comparison: Have students compare and contrast different Easter-themed books, discussing similarities and differences in plot, characters, and themes.
17. Easter Book Recommendations: Ask students to recommend their favorite Easter books to their classmates, creating a list of recommended reads.
18. Easter Bookshelf Display: Create a special Easter bookshelf display in the classroom featuring the students’ favorite Easter books.
19. Easter Reading Comprehension: Provide students with high-interest informational reading passages and have them read as a class, in small groups, or independently. The passage shown here is a part of the printable Easter Reading and Math Packet.
20. Easter Book Cover Redesign: Challenge students to redesign the covers of their favorite Easter books, incorporating their own artistic interpretations.
21. Easter Reading Challenges: Set reading challenges for the Easter break, encouraging students to read a certain number of books or pages and share their achievements when they return.
22. Easter Informational Writing: Have students write the steps to coloring Easter eggs. Then, have them create an informational writing passage. Choose one and follow the directions as a class to color some hard-boiled eggs. Use lined paper for the activity, or get these pre-made worksheets included in the Easter Reading and Math Packet.
23. Easter Book Discussion Groups: Form small book discussion groups where students can delve deeper into Easter-themed books, discussing themes, characters, and their overall impressions.
24. Easter Author Interviews: Have students research an author who has written Easter-themed books and create interview questions as if they were interviewing the author. They can share their findings with the class.
As we wrap up this list of Easter reading activities for upper elementary students, we hope these ideas bring a burst of reading fun to your classrooms. As educators, let’s continue to nurture the love of reading in our young students, fostering a lifelong passion for storytelling. Happy reading, and may this Easter season be a time of inspiration, creativity, and the shared delight found within the pages of a good book!
READY-TO-GO EASTER READING PACKETS
Have a wonderful spring season in your classroom!