There are so many things to do with plastic Easter eggs, it was hard to choose. My daughter loves reading words, so I decided to combine the fun of finding Easter eggs, with learning sight words. Once you get past the easy initial preparation of this activity, it’s an quick, and easy go to activity that your child can play over, and over again.
Materials We Used
- A bucket, or basket of some sort. (Easy to find in the seasonal section of several store at the moment)
- 12 Jumbo plastic Easter eggs.
- Paper to write the sight words on. (we used left over scrapbook paper)
- Scissors to cut the sight words small enough to fit into the eggs.
- A writing utensil to write the words with.
- Four small plastic cups, or any other small container you have on hand.
- Masking tape to put on your containers to label what sight word goes in each container.
- Decide if you want to have the plastic eggs to break fully apart, or remain attached to each other. My daughter loves when the egg fully cracks apart. Bonus, if they break them all the way open, then they have to match the colors to put them back together, so they get color practice added in to the activity.
- Stack, or fold your paper, and cut out 12 circles that are approximately 1 in diameter.
- Pick four sight words to work on, and write on word per circle. That means each word ends up having three circles. (Ex-We did the words that, come, where, and not. I had three circles with come, three circles with where, three with that, and three with not.)
- Grab four small plastic cups, or four small containers. Write each word on a separate piece of masking tape, and place the tape on the containers.
- Put one word in each plastic egg.
How to Play
- Hide the eggs
- Give your child a basket, or bucket, and have them collect all the eggs. Tell them not to open them until they find all the eggs.
- Put all the labeled containers out so your child can see each label.
- Have your child open up each egg, read the word, and match the word to the container that it belongs in. The first go round you might have to help them, depending on how familiar they are with the words you choose. After the second time that we played this game, my daughter could read the words, and put them in the correct cup by herself.
- Then you, or your child can match the eggs pieces back up, and put the words back in them to start the activity all over again, or just put the eggs, and cups back into the bucket for easy storage.
Tips– you can also do this activity with colors, or alphabets instead of numbers.
Have fun playing, don’t forget to pin this idea for future reference. Stay tuned for more easy, fun, and educational activates.