Easter Egg Learning Games | Put those leftover plastic eggs to good use!

After all the Easter baskets and egg hunts this weekend, most likely you will have dozens of leftover plastic eggs!  Give them new life with these learning game ideas!

Counting Eggs

Using a permanent marker, write a number on the top half of the egg – and since we work on recognizing number words in preschool, I write the word on the other side.

On the bottom half I put the corresponding number of dots.

***It’s important to note that I mix up the tops and bottoms.  If you do “2” and two dots on both halves a pink egg, then they’re just going to match them up by color instead of counting.  Just make sure that you make sure the top and bottom fit together – sometimes eggs from different packs don’t always snap together.

Rhyming Eggs

These are pretty self-explanatory.  Pick a rhyming ending and write it on the bottom half of an egg then on the top half going around the edge write every beginning letter that will make it into a word.

Here are the ones I used (for 4-5 year olds):

-at: bat, cat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, vat

-an: can, fan, man, pan, ran, tan, van

-ug:bug, dug, hug, mug, rug, tug

-og: dog, fog, hog, log, frog

-ail: fail, jail, mail, nail, pail, rail, sail, tail  (you can also do snail and trail but I tried to avoid two beginning letters for this age group – they’re still trying to master single letter beginning sounds)

-ing: ding, king, ring, sing, wing

Another Idea:

Math Fact Eggs: Write math facts (2+2, 3×4) on top halves and answers on bottom.

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