Educating with Easter Eggs

Around this time every year, you start seeing plastic Easter eggs in every store!  Since I think novelty is key in keeping students interested in their learning (especially once Spring Fever hits), I always pick up a huge bag of these eggs.
There are just so many amazing things you can do with Easter eggs.
1. Letter Recognition
 2.  Word Families
3.  Rhyming Words
4.  Compound Words
5.  Synonyms and Antonyms
6. Addition and Subtraction
7.  Equivalent Equations
8.  Showing Ways to Make Numbers
9.  Fractions
10.  Sight Word Hunts
11.  Guess What’s in my Egg?
I’ve created some printables to use for each of the ideas above in this packet below.
Two more of my favorite ideas for using Easter eggs is this “behavior management” idea from What the Teacher Wants and this writing activity from Inspire Me ASAP.
What are your favorite things to do with plastic eggs?

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  1. Thanks for the great ideas! I was wondering what to do with them. 😉 I think I'll do addition facts for math workshops next week!


  2. (Sorry for the delete; I had a typo and couldn't stand it!) Love these ideas! I just bought two packages of plastic eggs at Dollar Tree last week…was planning to donate them to my daughter's pre-school…looks like I need to go get some more! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    First Grade STARS

  3. I like your ideas for the eggs. Here is one we currently use: Common Core math is about explaining your answer and thinking. So we use the eggs as "Eggscellent Exit" slips. Students answer the "Do you Understand" question from the lesson on a 1/8 sheet of paper and place it in the egg. I choose 3 eggs, if the answer(s) are correct, the students receive an incentive from the Eggscellent Egg Basket
    Thank you for sharing. Ms. Vaughn 1st grade UCity, MO.

  4. I put letter tiles in each egg that could spell a word or 2. I place the eggs around the room with a number. The students move around and record the words as they go. We play it like a scoot game. Sometimes I use a timer to indicate when to move.

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