Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Easter Egg Matching Activity

I recently made this matching activity for my younger kids out of Easter eggs. I bought a pack of 18 eggs from the dollar store and knew I wanted to do something with them, aside from using them for only Easter.
First, I made a set using numbers (1-10). My 4 year old had to match the number to the correct number of dots for a match.
An easier version, was to match the same shape for a match. Circle with circle, triangle with triangle, etc.
I separated all the eggs and put the halves in a basket. The kids had to dig through the basket to find the matches. My 9 year old son came into the room awhile later and decided to turn the game into memory. The kids then set up the eggs in rows with the numbers and shapes facing away from them. One at a time, they took turns picking an egg and seeing if it was a match.

*When making this activity, make sure to not let the eggs match up in colors! Separate all the eggs first, put them back together with a non-matching color and then write on the eggs.


Hopeful Housewife said...

I recently made these for my pre-k classroom. I also made a set with the number and the number word and another set with their first name on one half and their last name on the other.

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

Hopeful Housewife...
I love your ideas! Thanks for sharing some other things that can be done with plastic easter eggs.

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...


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Renee said...

I have an in home daycare and Wowzers what a great idea!! I just found your blog and am loving it, off to search around some more. thanks for sharing. hugz n blessings. Renee

Cindy said...

I hope you come join the Math Monday Blog Hop to post this awesome idea!



Anonymous said...

Great Idea on the eggs for matching. As a room mom for my son's 1st grade class, we did an egg hunt. Usually the kids take off & 1 or 2 end up with most of the eggs. I decided to make it last longer by writing spring, color, and simple related words on each egg..tried to make it a a big variety, but I did have several repeats. I made enough eggs for each child to have a dozen eggs to find. Each child got their own list of twelve words and they could only put those in their basket. It was fun and the kids also teamed up with friends helping them find what they were missing on their list. It stretched the egg hunt out to about 30 to 45 minutes.

pam baker said...

You could use to match multiplication facts with the array rectangles.

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Miss SGardner said...

Great idea am always looking for fun new stuff am going to try this. I love the first and last name. Very creative.

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