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Easter Egg Stamping

Work on a variety of skills with this fun Easter activity. Children will build patterns while talking more about Easter eggs.

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Easter egg stamping is a fun activity and a great way to teach and reinforce many skills. Children will have a focus on color, shapes, and increasing their fine motor development. You simply need some paper, paint, and plastic eggs to use as stampers to create a fun pattern or design. 

📚 Books to explore: Happy Easter, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer; Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny by Jane O’Connor; and The Itsy Bitsy Bunny by Jeffrey Burton. 

✨ Pro-Tip - Set out examples of other patterns for inspiration or direction on this activity.

🖌️ Messy ALERT! - This craft can get messy so make sure to put down some newspaper, use a messy mate, or go outside.


For this activity you will need:

Colored paper of your choice 

Paper plate for paint  

3-4 colors of paint 


3-4 plastic eggs 


Learning Outcomes




Fine Motor


Increasing Hand-eye coordination


Step 1:

Draw and cut out the shape of an egg on a large piece of paper and write the child’s name on the back. 

Step 2:

Pick 3-4 colors of paint and add a blob to the paper plate.

Step 3:

Open the plastic eggs and take half the egg and add to the paint (you are just using the edges of the egg)

Step 4:

Let your child stamp all over the paper.

Step 5:

Set aside to dry and enjoy!   

⬆️ For older preschoolers: Have older children cut their own egg shape out and set out a pattern before they paint. 

⬇️ For younger toddlers: Do hand over hand to help with the scissors and ask them to spell their name for the back of the paper.

Playful Questions

How can you make a pattern on this egg?

Do you know what a pattern is? 

What colors did you pick? Why?

What will happen when you put the egg in the paint and then on the paper?

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