Every year we buy the plastic eggs for the kids and every year we end up throwing them away for being broken or because we step on them like our beloved Legos. Now you can turn all those plastic eggs into something educational and fun for them to play with and give them something they can play with AFTER Easter. There are endless ways to re-use Easter eggs but here are just five easy and quick ways to turn them into something the kids can learn with without even realizing it. This total project will take you less than 20 minutes if that to finish!
You will need:
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Sharpie Markers
- Scissors (to cut the eggs apart for games later)
- Words Lists (Optional and can be found by googling)
Word Family Eggs:
- Put a word family ending on one side of the egg and different letters that will make words with it. You may need to separate the eggs top and bottom and put them back together. You can then turn the egg to match with the word.
Compound Word Eggs:
- Write one part of each compound word on each side of the egg. You can then have them learn these words and turn it into a game by separating the eggs pieces and making them match up.
Addition Eggs: (You can also do this for subtractions, division, and multiplication)
- Write your equations on one side and the result on the other side. You can take your eggs apart to allow them to be turned easier. Turn it into a game by taking all the eggs apart and they can match them with the correct answer.
Number Match Eggs:
- Write the number word on one part of the egg and then the numeral on the other. Separate them to turn it into a game/puzzle to solve. You can also draw the tally marks and dots to add more challenges to this game.
- Write the uppercase letters on one side of the egg and the lowercase letter on the other side (This may also help with their writing and recognizing how to differentiate between when writing.)