If you are like me, then you have tons of plastic eggs lying around. They seem to multiply this time of year. If you are looking for a use for all those eggs you can try this egg-cellent Easter Egg Letter Matching Game that will help your child learn the alphabet and play at the same time. You will also enjoy Paper Bag Donkeys.
🥚Why this Easter Egg Letter Matching Game is Awesome
- Young learners will enjoy this fun Easter activity
- Pre-readers will practice their letter recognition and color recognition skills.
- Kids love learning from hands-on activities like this fun game.
- Plastic Easter eggs - 26 plastic eggs, the kind that opens up in the middle
- Permanent marker - to write each letter of the alphabet on the eggs
- Basket - to hold the halves of the eggs
📋Step by step instructions
STEP 1: Write an upper case letter on each egg with the permanent marker. You will want to make sure that you write it in such a way that when taken apart a kid can figure out how to put it together again.
STEP 2: Break the eggs in half and put them in a basket.
STEP 3: Have children try and put the eggs back together to form the letter.
My girls love puzzles and when I told them we had a new egg puzzle to put together, they were intrigued. I wasn't sure if they could do it or not. They are three and a half and I have done this with Kindergarten students. But they were able to do them all and are still playing with this Easter Egg Letter Matching Game days later.
I think it helped that they were searching for eggs that were the same color to put together. Once they put them together, they would twist them until the letter lined up on the top and bottom half of the egg to see if they had the correct letter. A great egg-stention (you know I had to go there!) and another Easter egg idea is to have the kids line up the eggs in alphabetical order when they are done. This is why it helps to have 26 eggs.
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Tip 1: Instead of writing one letter on each egg, you can write a lowercase letter on one half of the egg and an uppercase letter on the other half.
Tip 2: After writing the letters with the permanent marker, give it a few minutes to dry before using.
My kids did it at 3 ½ but it would be great for pre-k, preschool and kindergarten students or 4-5 year olds.