You probably have tons of plastic eggs in your home right now, so try putting them to use in one or more of these learning games using plastic Easter eggs
Did you know that plastic Easter eggs can be used to teach some new lessons or strengthen some old skills? They sure can! Plastic eggs are easy to come by and inexpensive to buy, making them the perfect learning manipulative. So how can they be used? It is easier than you might think. Take a look below at 8 learning games using Easter eggs that you can try. Whether you are reinforcing basic letters or number skills, these little eggs are a great way to make it fun and frugal.
8 Learning Games Using Plastic Easter Eggs
#1. Tick Tock Goes the Clock
On one half of the egg draw a simple clock with hands pointing to the designated time. On the second half of the egg, write the time in digital format. Have children match the digital time to the clock time.
#2. Where’s the Vowel?
On one half of the egg write a variety of letters including the family of vowels. On the other half of the egg make a star. Have children twist the egg halves so that the star lines up with the vowel.
#3. Name that Word
On one half of the egg write a single letter. On the second half of the egg write the endings of words that start with that letter. For example, your letter half may read “T”, and your second half may treat “ack, ick, and ag.” Children can twist the egg and make the words tack, tick, and tag.
#4. How Many Dots?
On one half of the egg, make a certain number of dots. On the second half of the egg, write the number. Shuffle the shells and have children match the number of dots to its written number.
#5. Let’s Add!
On one half of the egg write a simple addition equation. On the second half of the egg write the answer. Shuffle the egg shells and have children match the answer to the equation.
#6. Count the Change
Place various coins on a table. Write various change amounts on each egg. Have children match the coin to the amount on the egg. Place the coin inside the egg.
#7. Guess What?
Take some plastic eggs and fill them with small items like pom poms, marbles, change, etc. Have each child shake the egg and make predictions as to what they think is inside.
Write the uppercase letter on one side of the egg, and the lower case letter on the other. Switch the shells up and have children match the upper to the lower case.
See how easy it can be to use plastic Easter eggs to teach some fun lessons? Give these games a try and make learning fun and festive!
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This was originally published in March 2014, but was updated on March 2, 2018.