Wondering how to mark Easter in your classroom? If you’re in a public school, sticking to Easter bunny crafts and activities is a fun way to welcome spring to the country, bypassing the religious nature of the holiday in favor of celebrating one of kids’ favorite creatures. You don’t even need to use the word “Easter” at all — just bunny or rabbit.
With that in mind, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite bunny craft activities for the classroom, created by the Teach Starter teacher team to make for a very “hoppy” kick-off to the spring season (hey, we had to). From crafts that help students better understand patterns to some Zentangle fun to enhance their ability to focus, we’ve got every class covered. We’ve even added a few curriculum-aligned bunny activities. So let’s hop to it!
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Easter Bunny Craft Activities
Funky Bunny Craft Activity
The funky bunny template is far and away a favorite here at Teach Starter — it even spurred us to create a half dozen more “funky” creatures for teachers to use throughout the year, from Uncle Sam for Presidents’ Day to a sweet little penguin to decorate any day. These popular activities make use of zentangle patterns to spur kids’ creativity and double as a mindfulness activity.
Here’s how to do it:
- Download our Fun Easter Bunny Craft template — it’s free! — and print it on white paper.
- Trace the outline of the bunny with a black marker.
- Choose either straight lines in each section or different patterns (It’s best for kids to start with pencil, then trace over their work with a marker after they’re satisfied).
- Color the bunny’s sunglasses — the brighter, the better!
- Cut out the sunglasses and each section of the bunny.
- Glue each section of the bunny onto construction paper so that you can see a gap between each section. Glue the sunglasses over the top.
You can also grab extra accessories for this bunny craft, and check out how classrooms around the US have put this bunny to work!
Easter Flower Pot Bunny Craft
‘Tis the season for flowers and spring! 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 color 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!
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 and sorting, and hone those focusing skills while they’re at it.
Teach Starter Teacher Tip: Combine all your students’ finished mosaic creations into a spring-filled bulletin board!
Grab the bunny mosaic craft template here.
Do you have a ton of cups left over from classroom parties or parties at home? Put them to work in this bunny craft activity for kids using some standard classroom supplies.
- Pipe cleaners
- Construction paper
- Markers or paint
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.
Pompoms are glued on as noses, pipe cleaners for whiskers, and eyes can be drawn or painted on. Simple, right?
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 an environmental activity by recycling toilet paper rolls into fun bunny crafts!
Easter Bunny Agamograph
Teach your students about the art of the agamograph with this fun Easter bunny craft! Created by an Israeli sculptor named Yaacov Agam, these fun art pieces also teach students about optical illusions.
All your students have to do is color each picture — making sure they match up the colors so that when it’s folder correctly (like a fan), the image matches up and is complete. If you choose to hang your students’ finished creations on a bulletin board, visitors, parents, and other students will see the images change from one to another as they walk by!
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 spring animals into your science lesson planning? Kindergartners can label the basic parts of the bunny, second grade 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 fourth grade class can dive into the bunny’s place on the food web!
Consider reaching out to your local 4H office 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!
Grammar Grid Bunny Mystery Picture
Somebunny will learn their nouns, verbs, and adjectives with this fun parts of speech mystery picture! Print out the Bunny Mystery Picture during your Easter festivities, and give one to each of your students.
A coloring guide at the bottom of the page will help kids identify each part of speech. You can use this worksheet for fast finishers, a fun homework assignment, a lesson wrap-up, or as a station activity.
Bunny Symmetry Grid Activity
Expand your students’ knowledge of symmetry using our Symmetry Grid Activity. By coloring in the mirroring squares, the mystery rabbit will eventually take shape! This is a perfect way to combine math 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 color, or write the colors as ratios.
3D Bunny Creations
Talking about 3D shapes in the classroom? Create visual representations of the concept with this bunny craft activity — 3D bunnies! Print the 3D bunny nets, and have your students label the various attributes/features (faces, edges, vertices) to show their understanding of the subject.
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.