Use these 10 engaging easter egg activities at home or in your classroom to help your kids improve their literacy skills!
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Easter egg hunting usually means baskets full of plastic Easter eggs around the house. Luckily, the eggs can be repurposed for educational activities to keep your kids busy! These are great Easter egg activities to use at home or for small groups in your classroom!
1. Letter Match
This super simple matching game with uppercase and lowercase letters will be a hit!
Write one letter on each egg. Put the uppercase letter on one half and the lowercase letter on the other half.
Your kids will match the uppercase letter with the matching lowercase letter.
2. Word Families
Write the word family on one side of the egg and several different beginning letters on the other side.
Your kids can simply twist the egg to discover different words that belong to that word family.
Have them record their findings or choose some of the words to use in a sentence.
3. Compound Words
Write out the words on the egg, making sure each part of the compound word is on each side of the egg.
Mix up the colors, so your kids can focus on the words instead of simply matching the colors.
Have them use the words in a sentence or create a story with the words they find.
Write out the words on the egg, making sure the prefix is on one side of the egg.
Your kids can then use the words in a sentence, create an exciting story with some of the words, or have them write down some other words with that prefix.
Write out the words on the egg, making sure the suffix is on one side of the egg.
Let your kids use the matches they find in a sentence, have them write down some other words with that suffix, or write a creative story with the words.
Write the contraction on one side of the egg and write the expanded form on the other side.
Break apart the eggs and have your kids match them correctly.
Mix up the colors to make it a bit more challenging.
Write different words and a synonym for that on each half of the egg.
Break them apart to have your kids find the matching synonyms.
You can mix up the colors for a challenge.
8. Antonyms or Opposites
Just like the previous activity, write words on one half of the egg and the antonym or opposites on the other half.
Break the eggs apart so your kids can match them back up.
9. Rhyming Words
Write rhyming words on each side of the eggs.
Have your kids find the matches.
Mix up the colors to keep your kids focused on the words.
10. Parts of Speech
Write a variety of words on the eggs, making sure that each word corresponds with the parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, etc.). Have your kids sort the eggs by parts of speech.
If you want to make this activity a bit more exciting, turn it into a Parts of Speech Hunt! Spread the eggs around outside, in the house, or around the classroom. Have your kids hunt for the eggs by the part of speech they belong to. Find all the nouns, then the adjectives, then the verbs, etc.
If you have a large group of students, divide them into teams (team noun, team verb, etc.). Each team will find the eggs that go with their part of speech.
If you make a mistake or want to change up the words for your Easter egg activities, just put a little hand sanitizer on a paper towel, and the permanent marker will wipe right off.