Wondering how to mark Easter in your classroom? We’ve pulled together some of our favourite bunny craft activities for the classroom, created by the Teach Starter teacher team to make for a very “hoppy” kick-off to the Easter 2023 season (hey, we had to).
From crafts that help students better understand patterns to some zentangle fun to enhance their ability to focus, the teachers on the Teach Starter team sat down to create some fun and curriculum-aligned bunny crafts perfect for the classroom. Each of these crafts features a bunny, but they can be completed at any time of the year — not just Easter. Because the crafts are not holiday-specific, they are also more inclusive of students who may not celebrate Easter at home. We’ve even added a few curriculum-aligned bunny activities.
Ready? Let’s hop to it!
Easter Bunny Craft Activities Perfect for the Classroom
Funky Bunny Craft Activity
The funky bunny is a bona fide celebrity here at Teach Starter! This adorable funky friend is an Easter teacher staple — he’s been downloaded more than 80,000 times and even spurred us to create a half dozen more ‘funky’ creatures for teachers to use throughout the year. These activities make use of zentangle patterns to spur kids’ creativity and double as a mindfulness activity.
Take a peek at the video below, then head over to download your free funky bunny template!
Bunny Rabbit Origami
We could go on for paragraphs about the benefits of origami for kids, but we know you’ve got classroom crafting to do. So let’s just say that origami can help your students with everything from learning to follow step-by-step directions to helping them build a growth mindset.
Our teacher team has put together a long list of origami instruction sheets to try this ancient art form in the classroom, but this time of year your kids will want to know how to make an origami bunny, and that’s exactly what we suggest you teach around Easter time!
Download the kid-friendly instructions here, then pull out white or pastel paper, and get ready to make bunnies.
Easter Flower Pot Bunny Craft
Combine this adorable flower pot craft with a planting activity, and watch some seeds sprout out of the top of a chick or bunny!
For this activity, you’ll need:
- Small flower pots
- Construction paper
- Googly eyes
- Sharpie or permanent marker
- Pipe cleaners
First, choose the main colour for your pot, and paint the outside. When it’s dry, glue on the googly eyes, and draw a mouth and whiskers (if you’re making a rabbit). If you’re making a chick, cut out a diamond shape using construction paper, and fold it in half to create a beak.
Fold the pipe cleaners to make a wing shape for the chicks, and cut out ear shapes with the construction paper for the rabbits. You can fill the pots with confetti, or you can use them for seed starters and create some excitement as your students watch their plants grow.
Teach Starter Teacher Tip: Print out a free plant growth chart for your students to track their seedlings!
Do you have heaps of cups left over from classroom parties or parties at home? Put them to work in this bunny craft activity for kids that recycles some standard classroom supplies.
The cups act as the bunny’s face, and students can create ears with construction paper or form them with pipe cleaners. Feeling fancy? Add extra bits of fabric to your little artists’ supplies, and they can cut pieces to fit into their pipe-cleaner ears, gluing the fabric in place.
You can download the full instructions here, along with a list of necessary supplies.
Best of all, this bunny craft can be created with the lip of the cup on the bottom or flipped over – let your students get creative!
Teach Starter Teacher Tip: If you don’t have leftover cups, you can use this as a sustainability activity by upcycling toilet paper rolls into fun bunny crafts. Explore more sustainability activities for the classroom!
Bunny Mosaic Craft
Did you know the word mosaic comes from the Latin museum? You may not have time to visit an art museum this spring with your class, but setting aside an hour for this mosaic bunny craft can help them practice counting, sorting, and hone those focusing skills while they’re at it.
Mosaics have been used for thousands of years to create works of art as well as decorating buildings and other structures, so why not introduce your students to this age-old art form with an Easter craft that encourages them to focus on carefully arranging colourful pieces of paper to create the perfect bunny art? You may like to have students work in small groups on their mosaics, practising cooperation and teamwork to complete their artwork.
Download a printable version of the bunny mosaic craft template here.
More Bunny Activities for Kids
Looking to go beyond the crafts? There are plenty of ways to bring spring into the classroom with a bunny focus that are curriculum-aligned too.
Make it About Mammals
Bunnies are mammals, after all, so why not put these animals into your science lesson planning? Year 1 students can label the basic parts of the bunny, Year 2 students can discuss how a bunny’s physical characteristics help them meet their basic needs (e.g. legs for hopping, white fur to blend in with the environment, etc.), and your Year 4 class can dive into the bunny’s place on the food web!
Consider reaching out to the Junior Farmers Club in your area to find out if someone can bring a real bunny into the classroom to teach students more about how wild bunnies survive, what their habitats are like and what they eat!
Bunny Symmetry Grid Activity
Expand your students’ knowledge of symmetry using our Symmetry Grid Activity. By colouring in the mirroring squares, the mystery rabbit will eventually take shape! This is a perfect way to combine maths with Easter art. Finished mirrored images can even be made into greeting cards for loved ones.
As an extension activity, have students determine the fraction, decimal, and percentage of each colour, or write the colours as ratios.
You might also like this symmetry drawing activity featuring — you guessed it — a bunny rabbit!
Funny Bunny Game
From Funky Bunny to Funny Bunny! Use this cute game in the days leading up to Easter.
Students take turns rolling a die and collecting bunny features along the way. When the game is finished, students can decorate their Funny Bunny any way they choose. This download includes a blank bunny template, game instructions, a set of Funny Bunny game pieces and a complete bunny example.
3D Bunnies for Maths
Are you talking about 3D objects like cubes and cylinders in your maths classes? Create visual representations of the concept with this bunny craft activity — 3D bunnies — to add a holiday element to the lesson that’s curriculum-aligned and will ensure your students are all ears!
You can print the 3D bunny nets here, and then have your students label the various attributes/features (faces, edges, vertices) to show their understanding of the subject. The little bunnies can be taken home or kept on students’ desks as ‘pets.’