On a recent morning during our homeschool preschool time, I set up a fun and simple Easter egg sound matching game for QBoy and XGirl to play. Montessori learning for the preschool years focuses a lot on developing children’s senses. This activity takes a Easter-themed Montessori approach to helping young work on honing their sense of hearing by forcing them to play close attention to the sounds of objects inside an Easter egg.
Note: This and other Easter activities can be found on my Easter activities for kids page.
I presented my kids with a tray that included five empty Easter eggs and five objects, including a bouncy ball, a jelly bean, a chain link, a button, and a glass marble.
I explained to the kids that I had hidden a duplicate of those same five objects in five other Easter eggs that I had put in a separate basket.
To play the game, the kids took turns selecting one of the five objects to put into the Easter egg of their choice.
They then had to select a filled Easter egg from the basket.
Then they shook both their egg and the egg from the basket to see if the sounds matched.
Once they found an egg with a sound that matched (or that they thought matched), they opened it up to check if the object inside was the same as the one in their own egg.
This game was simple to set up and simple to play, but the kids loved it. The only disappointment was that I didn’t have more objects for them to match!
More Easter resources
More Easter posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Easter Printables Pack
- Easter sensory bin
- Easter egg memory game
- Easter Bingo
- Easter do-a-dot printables
- Easter coloring pages
- Easter I Spy game