Have the children line up behind you and hop like bunnies around the playground. Tell the “bunnies” to follow the leader and do as you do!
I cut Easter egg shapes out of pink construction paper, and cut 2 smaller egg shape out for every different colored and kinds of wall paper. Have the children turn them over (wall paper side faceing down). This is a memory game. You could do this for every holiday or season.
Set up a “Jelly Bean Shop”. Put up a store sign and an open/closed sign. You can buy boxes of Jelly Bellies with a variety of flavors separated in the box. The children earn 5 pennies and then are able to go to the Jelly Bean Shop and spend their money on whatever flavors they like. It’s surprising on how they spend their money. Some will spend it all right away and others will only spend part of it and come back many times. Some children will also place orders to pick up later. This is a good counting experience and also teaches the value of money. The kids loved it!
Go to the framing dept. of your local craft store and ask for ova shapes that are cut from mats. Then take markers and color designs on the “Easter” eggs in specific patterns –making pairs for matching. Children pick pairs from a basket and put them on the flannel board (I attach a piece of velcro to the back of each oval). It is a good visual discrimination game.
Find an old, rather sizable Easter basket. Also, get some plastic Easter eggs. The children take turns tossing the eggs into the basket! (Add some challenges: the plastic eggs cannot break open, only get the pink ones in the basket, write letters on the eggs–the children can only get the eggs in that have letters in their names.)