Easter Literacy Activities for School Age Children

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Writing prompts are a great, fun way to promote literacy and develop writing and critical thinking skills. This Easter, incorporate writing activities with topics relating to celebrating the holiday. The following Easter prompts will allow school age children to practice writing as well as examine social and emotional concepts.

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Here are some great Easter writing prompts and writing activities for school age children:

  • Why do you celebrate Easter?
  • My favorite way to decorate Easter eggs is…..
  • Draw a picture that illustrates the story of Easter and then write 3 or 4 sentences to describe your picture.
  • What does rebirth or renewal mean to you?
  • How does your family celebrate Easter?
  • Write a story about your favorite Easter egg hunt.
  • Describe the process of dying Easter eggs.
  • Do you have a traditional Easter dinner? What are your favorite Easter foods?
  • What is your favorite story about Easter? Describe it.
  • Write an Easter acrostic using the word EASTER, EASTER SUNDAY, OR HAPPY EASTER.
  • Who is the Easter Bunny? Where does he/she live? What does the Easter bunny do? What does the Easter Bunny eat? How does the Easter Bunny deliver Easter eggs?
  • Writing prompt: If I were the Easter Bunny…..
  • Instruct children to read one of the following Easter books and write a book report. The book report should include the title, author, the setting, a description of the main characters (if applicable), and a summary of the book.

Three Easter Journeys by Bob Willoughby and Ro Willoughby  
On That Easter Morning by Mary Joslin and Helen Cann
The Story of Easter by Patricia A. Pingry and Rebecca Thornburgh
The Grumpy Easter Bunny by Justine Korman and Lucinda McQueen  
Emma the Easter Fairy by Daisy Meadows 

About the Author
Carla received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer science with an emphasis in Child Development. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree, specializing in public librarianship and youth services.