Bye bye winter! Keep the kids busy with Easter craft ideas and spring activities for preschoolers

Bye bye winter! Keep the kids busy with Easter craft ideas and spring activities for preschoolers

With the wintry weather still chilling our bones, it may well feel like the Beast from the East is clinging on for dear life. But Easter is just around the corner and we are determined to look forward to it by planning some lovely spring activities with the kids.

Don’t get us wrong, here at Elf for Christmas we love nothing more than sledging, snowman building and starting a good old snowball fight – of course we do, it makes our little elves feel right at home!

But the sight of spring flowers starting to poke their heads through the ground always gives us a little flutter of excitement for some warmer weather over the coming months.

To make the most of the (occasionally) better weather, or to keep your little ones entertained during those frequent springtime showers, we’ve come up with a list of our favourite spring craft ideas, including spring activities for pre-schoolers, Easter craft ideas and spring crafts for kids.

Use broken pots to make your own fairy garden

This is a perfect spring craft idea for those of us whose patio planters have fallen victim to winter frosts. Spark your little one’s imagination by repurposing broken plant pots into magical fairy gardens!

Obviously, take every possible care with young children around sharp edges of broken pots. And if you’re breaking off smaller pieces with a hammer, make sure to cover the pot with a towel first; little shards can fly off and you definitely don’t want anyone to be hit with one of those!

There are hundreds of brilliant ideas for fairy garden designs over on Pinterest – we’ve added some of our favourites to our Pinterest board here.

Make cute Easter decorations

We love getting crafty with the kids at any time of year, and Easter is no exception! The simpler the better, especially when you’re looking for spring activities for pre-schoolers.

You can make Easter bunny faces out of paper plates, make paper baskets for Easter egg hunts, or of course there’s always the traditional egg painting!

For something a little different, these adorable little peekaboo clothes peg eggs by Debbie Chapman are amazing and so easy to make! There are full instructions over on Debbie’s blog here.


You can find loads more Easter craft ideas on our Pinterest board.

Get growing for spring

With plants and flowers bursting into life again, this really is the best time of the year to get your little ones interested in gardening.

Crocuses and daffodils are in full bloom now, but there are lots of summer flowers, vegetables and fruit that should be planted now. Great easy-to-grow seeds include sweet peas, pot marigolds, lettuces, nasturtiums and cornflowers, which can all be sown directly outdoors from March and April.

There are lots of ideas for getting children involved in gardening over on the RHS website.


You can find hundreds of Easter craft ideas and spring activities for pre-schoolers over on our Pinterest board. Let us know how you get on in the comments!

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