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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter Egg Letter and Numbers Game


Busy looking for matches
At least once a week I try to do a fun learning activity with the kids whether it's doing a few pages in their Kindergarten workbooks or making a fun science experiment in the kitchen. Last week we did the celery stalks in food coloring and water experiment. They set it up and made predictions as to what would happen. The next morning they awoke to colored celery leaves and we had a discussion on how it happened.
At the beginning of our experiment
Today I dug out the plastic Easter eggs and wrote an uppercase letter on one side and the matching lower case letter on the other. This is not my original idea (I actually saw it on Pinterest awhile back) and as one of my five year olds' pointed out, he has these in his Pre-K class with numbers on them. What a great idea! Since I had 36 eggs, I decided to use the remaining for numbers.

Then I simply took the eggs apart and put them all in a bag for them to get busy and find the matches. 


Here is N counting the dots to see what number he needs to look for
They had a lot of fun doing this and breezed through the letters and numbers so next time I am going to make these with some simple sight words. 
N with his pile 
S with his pile
Also, my intent was not to have this as a competition, however, one of my guys thought otherwise and was a little miffed that his brother had more. I told them after school we would do it again individually, but when I picked them up from school S's teacher told me she heard all about this activity and they did a little work on some of the letters and numbers so he was ready for a rematch!

I may have given them a small piece of chocolate in return for their patience so I could work with the boys :)
And because I can't leave out the girls, once the boys went to school we did a practice egg hunt in the house and worked on learning colors with the eggs. 

3 comments:

  1. This is delightful! The pictures are darling, and the way the boys - and apparently the girls now too! - really dive into learning is a testament to your dedication to educating them at both home and school!

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  2. Learning can be so much fun -- as you can tell from the boys smiles! Being an involved Mom is going to make such a difference in their lives! Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you KC! And Happy Easter to you too!

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