For my toddler, we made a number matching game. My son created an egg cartoon fine motor lesson for his little sister to place the eggs in their spots (a Montessori lesson). I then added numbers 1 – 12 to the eggs and on each spot in the cartoon. Now we have a matching, counting and numbers game.
A fun way to start Preschool-Math at home.
Take it a step further and add the number of items for each egg inside. Then they can open the egg and count too. This will be our next step, once she masters the number matching. Closing the eggs also gives fine motor practice to their little hands and fingers (and keeps them busy longer!).
We also made a color matching game for little one which my older daughter created for her.
PRE-K & KINDER
My kindergartner now has a letter matching game, upper case letters with lower case letters. It’s a fun and colorful way to make sure they know all their letters.
I am in the process of collecting items or pictures that begin with each of the letters. After the letters are matched up, they can match the items to the eggs.
A board game challenge! I challenged my older daughter to create a board game with her eggs to play during our game night this month. Armed with markers, cardboard, Easter mini-erasers and colorful eggs, I think we will have a unique game night this week!
I also took several eggs and wrote encouraging and mindful messages for her. I am using these to put small snacks to take to school.
They love to find Easter eggs in their lunch boxes.
Hope we helped, even if just a little, to up-cycle all those egg hunt ‘eggs’.
I would love to hear how you are using your eggs.
Please share your ideas too!