They sell them for pennies. And if you attend just one Easter Egg hunt you come home with 25+ of them.
Plastic Easter eggs. A waste or fabulous teaching tools?
Easter eggs can bring fun to almost any learning objective any time of the year. Here are some ideas to help get you started.
- Math – Basic hide and seek. Then have the child count how many eggs he found.
- Colors – Have the child seek only one color of eggs.
- Matching – Mismatch the eggs together. Have the child disassemble the eggs and reattach with the correct match.
- Letters – Write the capital letter on one half of the egg and the lowercase on the other. Have the child match the letters.
- Gross Motor – Play catch with the egg.
- Group Games – Provide each group of two with a towel to hold. Play catch with the egg by tossing the egg between towels.
- Race – Place the egg in a spoon and race to a designated spot without letting the egg drop.
- Sensory – Place different items in the eggs to make different sounding shakers. (May need to tape the egg shut.) Shake with your favorite song.
- Gross Motor – Place miniature golf with Easter eggs and a broom.
- Letters and Numbers – Write a letter or number on a small piece of paper. Place instead an egg. Hide the eggs and have the child name the letter or number on the piece of paper.
- Fine Motor – Paint with the eggs. Open the opened egg to dip in paint to form circles. Or, roll the egg around in fingerpaint.
- Matching Sensory – Fill two eggs with the same item. Create several more sets with different items. Have the child shack the eggs and find the matching sounds.
- Science – Place various items of weight inside the eggs. Roll the eggs down a slope and compare times.
- Gross Motor – Have an obstacle race with the child holding the egg with different body parts. (i.e. under the chin, under the arm, between the wrist)
- Vocabulary – Hide various items in the eggs. The much use a descriptive word describing the item found in the egg. (i.e. soft, blue, heavy, smooth)
- Matching – Cut large stickers in half. Place each half on an Easter egg. Separate the eggs and have the child match the pictures.
Find more Easter ideas on the ABCJLM website.