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The BEST Elementary Writing Activity for Spring— Plus The Sweetest Easter Treat!


Spring is officially in the air, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a writing activity that goes along with the yummiest sweet treat? Bunny Tail Trail Mix is the perfect snack to make with your students and sparks creativity in students as they reflect and write a related how-to writing activity for spring. Keep reading for some awesome freebies!

Making Bunny Trail Mix

Bunny Tail Trail Mix is a super simple recipe to make with your young elementary students. It’s sweet, salty, adorable, and delicious!

Ingredients You Need:

    • Annie’s Bunny Cookies (2 bags)
    • Mini-Marshmallows
    • Milk Chocolate M&M’s
  • OPTIONAL: Salted Peanuts


  1. Gather all of the ingredients into a common space in your classroom. A large table works well so all of your students can easily gather around.
  2. Pour all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir the mix gently– trying hard not to sneak too many bites as you stir!

To encourage a positive classroom community and keep students engaged, allow them to take turns helping you complete these steps.

Spring Writing Activity

Before you make the tasty Bunny Tail Trail Mix, it’s time for the spring writing activity! The idea of mixing up a yummy snack will make this writing activity an authentic experience that is motivating and rewarding!

bunny tail trail mix with writing activity for spring

Students practice basic writing skills by writing down the steps needed to make the tasty treat. You can use this lesson as an opportunity to teach or review how to writing and transition words. Model writing each step and then complete the task in the classroom. Students can take turns pouring in ingredients, mixing, and serving.


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The Importance of Teaching Writing in Early Elementary

Teaching writing skills is crucial in early elementary classrooms. It’s not only important as a foundation for more advanced writing skills but for communication and language skills too. Students also practice creativity, critical thinking, and self-expression skills as they write. 

You might be thinking, “But is this really necessary to add a writing task to the fun?”, and I will always respond with a resounding “YES!”. Adding educational elements into super fun, engaging activities is the PERFECT opportunity for learning!

Opportunity for Differentiation

The simple how-to writing page is easily differentiated for students at all learning levels in your classroom.


Some students may need to copy the text directly from the board while others can work to create their own sentences. Find a balance that allows for individualized learning and ensures that each student can confidently participate in this fun spring writing activity and grow their writing skills at their own pace!

Packaging and Sharing

The fun doesn’t stop when the writing is complete. It’s time to package and share!

Scoop the finished Bunny Tail Trail Mix into small cellophane bags or paper cups– perfect for individual-sized treats. Label the bags or cups with the cute FREE trail mix gift tags from the freebie above!


Students practice handwriting skills as they sign their names onto the tags. Encourage them to take a bag home to share with a special friend or family member or draw names within the classroom so that no students are left out and everyone gets to taste-test the yummy Easter treat together. 

More Ideas for Sharing

Another great option for sharing the Bunny Tail Trail Mix is to incorporate the CVC Mystery Partner game. Randomly give each child a CVC word card or corresponding picture card. 

Students put their heads down or close their eyes (you know what will work best for your little ones!). When students open their eyes or lift their heads, instruct them to walk around the classroom to find their partner.

When they find their match, they both sit down together. Mystery solved! Then they exchange snack bags and enjoy the sweet treat together. (Another sweet win for a positive classroom community!)

Spring is a season for growth, and what better way to teach your students than through an interactive and tasty snack and writing activity for spring? Your class will love making and eating the Bunny Tail Trail Mix while practicing better writing skills all at the same time!

Are you looking for more fun Easter ideas for your classroom? Check out this post all about Rabbit Day for kindergarten and first grade!

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Emily Yerty

Emily Yerty

I’m a teacher who believes in creating a classroom kids love and activities that keep them engaged all day!

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  1. I LOVE the new look of your blog! and I LOVE the darling bunnies you have created for these products! and I LOVE the ideas in this post!!!! You are a constant ray of sunshine in my life! xxoo

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