Sunday, March 30, 2014

Educating with Easter Eggs

Around this time every year, you start seeing plastic Easter eggs in every store!  Since I think novelty is key in keeping students interested in their learning (especially once Spring Fever hits), I always pick up a huge bag of these eggs.
 
There are just so many amazing things you can do with Easter eggs.
1. Letter Recognition
 2.  Word Families
3.  Rhyming Words
 
4.  Compound Words
 
5.  Synonyms and Antonyms
 
6. Addition and Subtraction
 
7.  Equivalent Equations
8.  Showing Ways to Make Numbers
 
9.  Fractions
 
10.  Sight Word Hunts
11.  Guess What's in my Egg?

 
I've created some printables to use for each of the ideas above in this packet below.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Educating-with-Easter-Eggs-Printables-to-Use-with-Plastic-Easter-Eggs-1183864
 
Two more of my favorite ideas for using Easter eggs is this "behavior management" idea from What the Teacher Wants and this writing activity from Inspire Me ASAP.
 
 
What are your favorite things to do with plastic eggs?
 


16 comments:

Sarah said...

Thanks for the great ideas! I was wondering what to do with them. ;) I think I'll do addition facts for math workshops next week!

Sarah
teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

Miss Squirrels said...

I love the way they can match up different number representations! Great idea:)
Squirrels
Go Nutty with Me!
misssquirrels@yahoo.com

TheElementary MathManiac said...

What a great list of ways to use eggs in the classroom!

Tara
The Math Maniac

Julie Goode said...

I love all of your fun ideas! Thank you for sharing :)
-Julie

The Techie Teacher

Antoinette said...

Thank you for sharing all of your great ideas!

Antoinette :)
Shoelaces and Sugar Cookies

Marissa said...
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Marissa said...

(Sorry for the delete; I had a typo and couldn't stand it!) Love these ideas! I just bought two packages of plastic eggs at Dollar Tree last week…was planning to donate them to my daughter's pre-school…looks like I need to go get some more! Thanks for sharing! :)

Marissa
First Grade STARS

Allison Trautwein said...

Fantastic ideas! I (might) have gone overboard with the 40% off sale on plastic eggs at Hobby Lobby for my 1 year old's first Easter Egg hunt. She will find 2 of them and I can use the rest for your great suggestions:)

www.playful-in-primary.com

Miss Muir said...

Wonderful ideas! I can't wait to use some in our classroom this month! Thank you!

Mallory
Sprinkles for the Teacher

Gracie said...

If you went overboard I don't know what I I did....I bought 15 packages of eggs last spring during clearance, LOL!

JANICE - We Teach the Future! said...

I like your ideas for the eggs. Here is one we currently use: Common Core math is about explaining your answer and thinking. So we use the eggs as "Eggscellent Exit" slips. Students answer the "Do you Understand" question from the lesson on a 1/8 sheet of paper and place it in the egg. I choose 3 eggs, if the answer(s) are correct, the students receive an incentive from the Eggscellent Egg Basket
Thank you for sharing. Ms. Vaughn 1st grade UCity, MO.

TwistieTips said...

This type of toys can be very informative for kids. Great idea to use eggs as an educational toy kids will learn a lot from this amazing eggs..
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Amanda Zanchelli said...

Oh my goodness! Thank you so much for sharing all of these great ideas! So many to choose from! Love them all! AND loving that we get to use Easter Eggs because we are officially in April...so happy!

Amanda
Learning to the Core

liana nazaretyan said...

I will be doing this! Thank you!

Mrs. Saoud said...

I love everything!

Veronica Varela said...

Great ideas! Thank you for sharing! I follow you through Bloglovin!

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