Saturday, March 16, 2013

8 Educational Easter Egg Activities!

Some schools don't allow teachers to "celebrate" Easter unless the activities have educational/instructional merit.  I'm here to share a few of my favorite academically inspired Easter egg activities with you!  If you have an idea to share, post it in the comments below...
Extension: Have students practice writing each uppercase and lowercase letter on handwriting paper.
Extension: Have students use each sight word in a complete sentence.
Extension: Have students write complete sentences in their journals using the compound words.  Need suggestions for compound words?  Check out this comprehensive list!   
Write a word part on the top of each egg.  On the bottom of the egg, write 4-5 letters that can be used to build words in that particular word family.  {For example: Mack, rack, back, and sack can all be made on the green egg by simply spinning the bottom portion of the egg.}
Extension: After students have matched all of the word families, have them record their findings in their journal.  Then students can brainstorm additional words to add to each word family list.  
Note: To make this activity more challenging, use only one color egg.  
Extension: Have students create another addition sentence with an equivalent sum for each egg.
Note: You can use separate eggs for the different components (number, number word, dots, and tally marks), or you can write all four components on one egg.  
Extension: Have students write the other two remaining facts to complete each fact family.  

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First Grade Carousel said...

Thank you for sharing these fantastic ideas. Looks like I will be busy writing on plastic eggs.
First Grade Carousel

Rae said...

This is a great resource! I just bought 2 big bags of easter eggs for this exact reason and its so great to see so many ways to use them! Thank you for this!

Mindful Rambles

A. Ackley said...

I just bought a couple of bags of eggs because they were so inexpensive. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them, but I couldn't pass up the bargain. Thanks for posting your ideas. I've a couple of struggling fifth grade readers, both boys, who will benefit from the word family eggs (one of the bags of eggs I bought were sports themed... gonna use them for this idea).

The Teacher's Desk 6

Julie Goode said...

Your egg match up ideas are super cute. What a great way to change up traditional practice :)
The Techie Teacher

Matt Sutton said...

This is great. We just did this with kindergartners today. They had a blast!

Rae said...

How do you store these eggs? I'm wondering the best way to store all of my centers, and these are especially tricky!

Mindful Rambles

Liz Pledger said...

Ziplock Baggies and the $1 stackable Tupperwares from Target! :)

Melissa said...

These are awesome ideas! I know what I'll be doing over the weekend. Thank you for sharing. I am loving your blog!

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