Celebrating holidays like Easter in the classroom connects students from different cultures and backgrounds. By incorporating the holiday into the school day through themed activities, such as the ones throughout this page, teachers are providing a space for students to enjoy a celebration while practicing key skills for school.

We’ve curated several Easter activities for the classroom that celebrate the holiday while helping students build their reading, writing, and math skills! Included is also a Piqosity-sourced reading passage, original comprehension questions, and three original holiday-themed math questions. This year, Easter falls on Sunday, April 17th—keep reading to see how your classroom can celebrate in the days prior and after.

## ELA Easter Activities for the Classroom

The following Easter activities for the classroom, covering a variety of ELA subtopics, are sure to enhance your students’ reading and writing skills. Moldable to any classroom and ordered from lower-level to higher-level, they call upon students for their creativity and their critical thinking skills!

### 1. Springtime Bunny Reading and Writing Activities

These Easter activities for kids help them practice their reading and writing skills in more ways than one! Included is a nonfiction passage about the cottontail rabbit with comprehension questions, a chart for students to fill out, identifying the difference between fact and opinion, and a writing prompt that lets them explore their own opinions.

Printable and available as an online activity, this ELA resource for elementary students helps them practice their close reading skills while they have fun.

### 2. Easter Author’s Purpose Activity

This worksheet, best for middle- and high-schoolers, tasks students with identifying the author’s purpose in several Easter-themed text ideas (such as a recipe for eggs, a poem about Easter, a speech about candy, etc.). Then, students are asked to write about one of the text ideas and keep their purpose in mind.

A great way to have students creatively practice key ELA skills, this Easter activity for teens is great in both physical and virtual formats.

### 3. Grammatical Easter Egg Hunt

Find that your middle or high school students are struggling with grammar in their essays and other assignments? This Easter activity is sure to help. The only prep is to print the “sentences” sheet, cut the sentences out, and place them in Easter eggs. Students are then tasked with opening each Easter egg, reading the sentence, and identifying the grammar mistakes by writing them down on their own worksheet.

This resource, made for Google Drive, covers several grammar concepts, including comma rules, semicolon use, dialogue, and so on—it is a sure way to help your students remember common grammar mistakes and rules that will help them in their own writing process.

## Math Easter Activities for the Classroom

Next up – each of the following free, fun math Easter activities is more challenging and captivating than the last! Covering basic operations, geometry, or graphing, these worksheets are perfect for distribution at any point in your class day.

### 1. Free Easter Math Worksheet – Math Mazes

This Easter math activity, perfect for independent learning, group work, or even homework, quizzes your elementary students on the basic four math operations.

This contains one “Math Maze” per operator, great for helping students practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division skills—pick and choose what works best for your classroom! Complete with answer sheets for each page, this Easter-themed activity is printable and adaptable to virtual learning.

### 2. Fun Easter Activities – Math Vocabulary and Practice

This resource is full of various Easter-themed math activities that help your students practice key skills and terms while having fun! Three different sheets are included, each with a word search, a word unscrambling task, and math problems with a coloring component.

Whether your current curriculum involves solving equations, graphing, or geometry, there’s an activity sheet for each topic! Students are sure to enjoy this activity, which is perfect for homework or independent work for early-finishers.

### 3. Easter Egg Hunt – Scatter Plot Activity

The last of these printable Easter activities, this scatter plot worksheet is a great way to have your students celebrate Easter while practicing their Algebra skills.

Provided is a data sheet of egg hunt–related figures that students are asked to plot onto a coordinate grid. Then, students will draw a graph based on the data points and explore its slope, resulting in their creation of a slope-intercept form equation. This resource is a fun way to introduce students to or have them practice such concepts!

## Easter Reading Comprehension Questions by Piqosity

For this egg-themed holiday, the Piqosity team has selected a passage that looks at the mathematics behind eggs, invest-egg-ating the different applications of math and types of bird eggs!

### Reading Comprehension Questions

1. Which of the following is not said to influence egg shape?

A. The site of the nest.
B. The ease for baby birds to hatch.
C. The size of the bird species.
D. The bird’s ability to fly.

2. The passage states, “Bird eggs are generally the same kind of construction in that they are rounded and not angular…” (lines 6-8). Based on the passage, which of the following is the most likely reason as to why eggs are rounded and not angular?

A. Angular eggs would have to be larger, making the outer shell thinner.
B. Rounded eggs are more comfortable for bird mothers to lay upon in a nest.
C. Angular eggs would have a greater risk of cracking, due to sharper edges.
D. Rounded eggs are smaller, so more are able to fit inside a nest.

3. “Pyriform” (line 54) most nearly means…

A. pyramid-shaped.
B. fire-red.
C. five-layered.
D. pear-shaped.

### Passage Answer Key and Explanations

1. B

B. The ease for baby birds to hatch is the correct answer because it is not indicated in the text. The passage states that bird eggs range in size and shape as well as what influences that size and shape: “Wild bird eggs vary based on the size and shape of the bird species that lays them and are also influenced by factors such as nest site. National Geographic notes that a bird’s ability to fly can also influence the shape of its eggs,” (lines 11–16). This quote from the text indicates that answers A, C, and D are all valid influencers of egg shape; ease of hatching is not mentioned in the text.

2. C.

C. Angular eggs would have a greater risk of cracking, due to sharper edges is the correct answer choice. When discussing egg shape, the passage states, “Wild bird eggs vary based on the size and shape of the bird species that lays them and are also influenced by factors such as nest site,” (lines 11-14). Further in the passage, the author writes, “Egg shape is also a result of nest site stability, and better stability helps eggs survive,” (lines 50–51).

They then describe that guillemot eggs lay very pointy eggs—since all eggs are rounded and not angular (as per lines 11–14), we can picture this as a cone shape with a very rounded tip and base—and Ornithologists hypothesized that the shape “…helped the egg stay on the narrow ledges of the sheer cliffs where guillemots nested – in theory, the egg should roll around in a circle and so avoid cliff diving,” (lines 55–58). All this to show that egg shape is very connected with egg fragility and prevents the egg from cracking.

No evidence from the passage points to the idea that angular eggs would be larger—as a result, A and D can be eliminated. B makes sense, but there is no evidence in the passage that supports it either. Thus, C is the correct answer choice. Angular objects have edges—if the objects are fragile, like bird eggs, the edges could easily crack.

3. D.

D. Pear-shaped is the correct answer choice.

This question can be evaluated by looking at the parts of the word itself along with the context of the word.

The structure of “pyriform” hints that it has to do with shape/structure—“-form” is a Latin root meaning shape, such as in formation. This helps us rule out “B. Fire-red”, as it deals with color, and likely “C. Five-layered”.

The context for “pyriform” is: “Egg shape is also a result of nest site stability, and better stability helps eggs survive. The species most often mentioned here is the guillemot, a seabird that lays extremely pointy pyriform eggs,” (lines 50–54). As you can see, “pyriform” is paired with “pointy”. This may lead you to believe that the correct answer is A; however, remember that this is an egg. As described in the second paragraph, all bird eggs are rounded and not angular, so there is no way for them to be “pyramid-shaped”. We now know that these “pyriform” eggs are pointy yet rounded in shape. The remaining answer choice reveals the form: “pear-shaped”.

## Original Math Questions by Piqosity

Piqosity’s own Mohamed El Noamany has developed the following mathematics questions, of increasing difficulty and covering a variety of subtopics, to test students on some crucial math skills while maintaining a seasonal bent. Print out copies of this section and you’ve got ready-made Easter math worksheets to hand out to your students!

1. An easter bunny hides some eggs in a neighborhood and records their positions on the graph shown above. Which of the following solution sets contains the locations of all the eggs?

A. {(-9, -9), (-7, 6), (2, 4), (8, 7), (2, -6)}
B. {(9, 9), (-6, 7), (-4, -2), (-7, −8), (6, -2)}
C. {(9, 9), (7, -6), (-2, -4), (-8, −7), (-2, 6)}
D. None of the above.

2. Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon starting after March 21st each year. If the full moon falls on a Sunday, Easter will be celebrated on the following Sunday. March 21st 2023 falls on a Tuesday. If Monday March 7th 2023 is a full moon, when will Easter Sunday fall in 2023?

A. Sunday, April 9th 2023.
B. Wednesday, April 5th 2023.
C. Sunday, April 16th 2023.
D. Monday, April 10th 2023..

3. This year, Jonathan decides to plant 2 daffodils in his backyard. Over the next year, the population of daffodils grows exponentially at a rate of 75%. Which of the following is equal to the approximate number of daffodils in Jonathan’s backyard after one year?

A. 18
B. 4
C. 16
D. 6

### Answer Key and Explanations

1. C

{(9, 9), (7, −6), (−2, −4), (−8, −7), (−2, 6)} (C) is correct.

To find the coordinates of a point plotted in a coordinate plane, we need to first find the distance from the origin we travel horizontally and then vertically to reach that point.

The correct solution set is: {(9, 9), (7, −6), (−2, −4), (−8, −7), (−2, 6)}.

2. A

Sunday, April 9th 2023 (A) is correct.

If Monday, March 7th 2023 is a full moon, the next full moon will fall on Wednesday, April 5th. (29.5 days later)
This means that the next Easter Sunday will be the first Sunday after Wednesday, April 5th.
This means that Easter Sunday in 2023 will fall on Sunday, April 9th 2023.

3. B

4 (B) is correct.

The population of daffodils is growing at an exponential rate. To calculate the number of daffodils present after 1 year, we will need to use the exponential growth formula:

$A&space;=&space;Pe^r^t$

Where A is the target or final value, P is the principal or initial value, e is Euler’s number which is approximately equal to 2.718, r is the growth rate and t is the number of years over which we are evaluating.

In this case, our growth rate is equal to 75%. Convert this value to a decimal before plugging it into the formula.

75% = 0.75

$A&space;=&space;2e^{(0.75)(1)}=&space;4.23$

This means that there will be approximately 4 daffodils in Jonathan’s backyard after one year.

## Find More Resources Like These at Piqosity!

We hope you’ve found these Easter activities for your classroom resourceful and insightful, both in their engaging celebration of the holiday and in the plentiful opportunities to sharpen key ELA and math skills for students.

It’s April, a month full of holidays—don’t forget to check out our Ramadan Activities collection (Ramadan lasts until May 2nd, this year!), and keep an eye out for our Earth Day activities, coming soon! Also—we’re celebrating National Poetry Month on social media, so make sure to follow our Twitter for insightful, short poems twice a week!

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