No matter what age or grade you teach there are meaningful and engaging hands on ways to incorporate Easter fun into your math instruction!
Use jellybeans to sort and graph, make patterns or explore beginning probability.
- For preK try these free printable jellybean pattern cards or this activity pack from Sugar Bee Crafts.
- For kindergarten, here’s a link to free sorting, tallying, and bar graphing jelly bean printables from Simply Kinder.
- Here is jellybean addition for grades 1-2.
- Feels Like Home has a blog post about primary grade homeschool math activities using jelly beans.
- From Education World, Exploring Math With Jelly Bean ideas for 3rd-12th grade.
Make 2D and 3D shapes from gumdrops and toothpicks (we’ve tried jellybeans but they’re much harder.)
For young students (1st/2nd grade) Becky’s Room on TPT has a free project using toothpicks and jellybeans for a STEM challenge to create a nest for Peeps.
Use small paper geometric shapes to decorate a large paper egg in this Cool Math For Kids activity.
Measurement and Graphing
Bunny hop measurement and graphing- Hop like rabbits and measure your hop in centimeters or inches. Graph the results! You could also use plastic “jumping bunnies” or frogs as described in this post from Inspiration Laboratories
Coordinate Plane Graphing Puzzles
Math Aids has several Easter themed coordinate graphing character puzzles. Plot the ordered pairs to make an Easter basket, egg, or bunny.