Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter Writing Activities

Easter writing activities are a great way to get your kids engaged in writing with a fun theme! This month we are working on opinion writing, which can be hard for my firsties! So I decided they needed something to really get them excited about writing.  Well......what do kids absolutely love? You guessed it...candy!

So this week we are going to be writing our opinion on different Easter candy and other Easter traditions!

We started off the lesson with the story The Night Before Easter.  It's a cute book with lots of reference to all the Easter candy that the Easter Bunny will bring.  

Next, we worked together in interactive writing to make a list of our favorite Easter candy.

Then the kids set to work to fill our giant Easter basket with goodies! I put out the scrap box and the kids worked to make marshmallow peeps. chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and more.  I think our basket turned out adorable!

Finally it was time for the best part....tasting a chocolate bunny! I found these little gems at the drug store and they were perfect for this lesson.

When the kids finished their bunny, it was time for them to write their opinion.  They used this little template to tell me what they thought of their tasty treat!

Finally, we finished up our lesson with a simple little chocolate bunny craft.

This super fun and easy lesson was a great way for my firsties to practice some meaningful writing, while still having a little Easter fun!  Want to try this in your room? Head on over to my TPT store where you will find Opinion writing templates and crafts for chocolate bunnies, marshmallow peeps, jelly beans, coloring eggs and more

Want more Easter writing ideas? Hippity hop over here to read about comparing Peter Rabbit and Peter Cottontail.....and grab this freebie while you're there!