Easter Writing Activities for Kindergarten

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Easter Writing Activities for Kindergarten
Easter provides diverse writing activity ideas for kindergarteners. (Easter-decoration with catkins,grass, Easter-eggs image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Any holiday provides a educational topic for kindergarten writing activities. Easter is not only about bunnies, chocolate and eggs, but about spring, blooming flowers and renewal of life. Focus on one of the elements of Easter to bring your kindergarten class's attention to a enjoyable and challenging writing assignment.

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Writing Egg Hunt

This activity has all the excitement of an egg hunt---with writing as the reward. Before class, write dozens of easy writing prompts on small slips of paper, such as "The yellow flower is ..." and "The Easter bunny loves ... ." Put each slip of paper in a plastic Easter egg and hide the eggs around the classroom. Students can grab their baskets and hunt for eggs all around the room. When all the eggs have been found, kindergartners can sit down with their eggs, notebooks and pencils, and write a sentence or paragraph for each writing prompt they find in their eggs.

Picture Story

Encourage writing and conversation by finding a picture of an Easter-related scene, either secular or religious. Show the picture to the class and start a discussion about it. Ask them what is happening in the picture, who or what they see, what colours are used, and any other descriptive detail they might notice. It's helpful to record student comments on the board. Tell your kindergartners to write their own short story based on what they see in the picture, allowing them to reference the notes you took on the board. Encourage them to describe sights and even include dialogue, if they wish. Afterward, students can share their stories with the rest of the class.

Easter Dice

Dice can make any assignment feel like a game. Create a set of Easter-themed paper dice with a few small boxes or stiff card paper. On each side of the dice, write an Easter word, such as bunny, egg or hunt. Include verbs and adjectives as well as nouns. Have your kindergartners take turns rolling the dice. For each two words that come up on the dice, students must write a sentence that uses those two words. Create more dice for more words and a bigger challenge, encouraging students to write a whole short story based on the words they roll with the dice.

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