Is your family celebrating Easter later this month? Are you up to your eyeballs in plastic Easter eggs? Indeed, those plastic Easter eggs are ubiquitous this time of year! Every year we seem to collect more of them from the various egg hunts my kids do. Thank goodness you can use those eggs for more than just going on an egg hunt!
In the past I’ve shared how we have used plastic Easter eggs to play an Easter egg memory game and an Easter egg sound matching game. But those games are just the tip of the iceberg of all you can do to inspire learning! So this week I’m featuring 9 learning games using plastic Easter eggs from the creative bloggers who share at the Weekly Kids’ Co-op.
Several bloggers shared learning games for teaching letters and early literacy skills.
In this Easter egg alphabet game from Pre-K Pages, kids gets hands-on practice visually discriminating the letters of the alphabet.
Also check out this Bunny hop ABC game from Fun and Fantastic Learning, that helps kids work on letter matching and identifying words that begin with each letter sound.
Fun and Fantastic Learning also shared an Easter egg name game for kids who are ready to spell their names.
I loved how Growing Book by Book capitalized on her son’s interest in hatching bird eggs to work on learning letters sounds with this beginning sounds Easter egg game.
Plastic Easter eggs also present a great opportunity for number practice. Spark and Pook shared this counting activity with plastic Easter eggs to help her young daughter work on counting and number recognition with numbers 1 to 12.
And I bet kids would have lots of fun with this find the chick number recognition game from Little Bins for Little Hands. I love how she smartly hid the chick under the higher numbers to encourage her son to focus on the numbers that were more difficult for him.
Even if your children are too young to know their letters and numbers, you can still use plastic Easter eggs to work on other important skills. Check out these Easter practical life activities from Triple T Mum, which are perfect for young children working on whole hand transfer and one-to-one correspondence.
Toddlers and preschoolers can also work on color matching and fine motor skills development with this Easter egg color sort activity from Minne Mama.
Finally, I just loved the creativity of these Easter egg sculptures from Fun-A-Day. Although adults had to help with the hot glue, the kids got to decide how to build their creative sculptures.
More Easter resources
More Easter posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Easter Printables Pack
- Easter sensory bin
- Easter egg memory game
- Easter egg sound matching game
- Easter Bingo
- Easter do-a-dot printables
- Easter coloring pages
- Easter I Spy game