Plastic Easter eggs are fantastic for holding treats and treasures, but did you know they make excellent learning materials as well? Take a look below at several Easter Egg learning activities for kids that you can try, so you can enjoy some spring themed, educational fun with your child!
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Easter Egg Learning Activities for Kids
For all of these activities you will need an assortment of plastic eggs, a permanent marker, coins, and some small knick knacks. To learn more about the knick knacks you will need, consult the specific activity.
1. The Perfect Ending.
On one end of the egg, write the all but the last letter of the choice word. For example if the word is cat, write CA. If the word is dog, write DO. On the second half of the egg, write the ending letter. In these two cases you would write T or G. Then, take the eggs apart, shuffle them up, and have children match them to form words.
2. Add it Up.
On one half of the egg, write your addition problem. For example you could write 1+1. On the second half of the egg, write the answer. Take the eggs apart and scramble them up, then have children match the number problem to the answer.
3. Counting Coins.
On the plastic egg write a coin amount such as 1 cent, 5 cents, 10 cents, or 25 cents. Give the child the eggs along with a handful of coins. Have the child sort the coins into the correct egg. When they are done, each coin should be in the egg with its denomination on it.
4. Letter Sounds.
On each egg, write one letter. Inside of the egg, you want to place an item that starts with the letter. For example, you may put a dime in the D egg, a flower in the F egg, and so on. Give your child the bowl of objects and have them place it in the appropriate egg.
5. Rhyming Eggs.
Take an egg and write two rhyming words on it. Make sure you write one word on each side of the egg. Scramble the sides up and have children match the rhyming words. For example you could use the words BOY and TOY, which are small enough to fit on the egg.
6. Number Words.
For this activity, write the number on one half of the egg and the word form of the number on the second half of the egg. In the example we used the number 5 and wrote the word five. Scramble up the halves and let children match the number to the word.
Did you ever think these little plastic Easter eggs could be so educational and fun? Give these tips a try for creating your own education egg games and see what fun you can have!
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