I have to admit, I’ve got more Easter eggs than I know what to do with.
In my “former life”, I had a just a few around for decorations. Add in one child and a couple of Easter egg hunts and now the attic is full of them. In fact, I only got a fraction of them out this year to decorate…..that was until I discovered a great activity for my 3-year old, thanks to The Hills, via Lorie….Easter Egg Letter Matching.
This activity is perfect for preschoolers who are learning their letters, since it seems all kids (or maybe just mine) love to sit and pull apart Easter eggs and put them back together. Is it just mine? 🙂
Easter Egg Letter Matching – Capital Letters and Lowercase Letters
Using a permanent marker, I placed a Capital Letter on the bigger end of each Easter egg. I then placed a matching Lowercase Letter on the smaller end.
I made sure to keep a match the same color….just to help them out a little bit in case they get stuck. They’ll know to just look at all the pink eggs, for the match. You can use fewer colors for more difficulty.
I placed them in a container and the activity is ready to go. This is one activity that children can do on their own and even take their time throughout the day.
My daughter gets real excited when she finds a match – a sense of accomplishment. And Mommy isn’t necessarily helping along the way, which promotes a bit of independence in learning.
Other Egg Idea: Number Matching (Write number on one side and draw dots on other)
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Sara Phillips says
This is such a great idea – and doesn’t have to be JUST for Easter!
Karen Propes says
I love this idea, I haven’t put my eggs up yet so I know it will be a great I’m Bored activity. Thanks so much you are so creative!!!
I love the idea with the letters on the plastic eggs. I wanted to find something to do with all these eggs.
Karen Propes says
I love this idea, we too have more easter eggs than we should have (LOL). But I’m so excited that I’m going to put this together for a Good Friday out of school project. I think I’ll add a couple of egg flats and let them put them in order also… Thanks
chelesa sims says
this is a great idea . I never thought of putting letters on eggs .I once made letters out of dough and used food coloring .
chelesa sims says
this is a great idea . I never thought of putting letters on eggs .I once may letters out of dough and used food coloring .
they can learn 3 ways with this – match letters – name the colors – & name what letter is it
oh my goodness! how creative and fun!
This is great for the kids to learn . It could be done with numbers to.
A good idea after egg hunts to use those plastic eggs.
Kim M says
This is a great idea. I will make these. I do daycare and this would be a fun way to learn the alphabet.
Heather Thomas says
great idea! i have plastic eggs left over from Easter that I had no clue how to re-use since my kids prefer to hunt down the eggs that they dyed and the Easter Bunny has “dropped” on his way out lol
I love this! What a great idea! I’m going to stock up on some eggs after Easter and do this with my kids. I know the oldest will love it.
April Harvell says
This is a great idea… I still have Easter eggs around here might have to give it a go with some friends children. 🙂
Frances K. says
Such a cute idea! I will definitely have to use this when I’m a preschool teacher. Perfect for around Easter, education and decoration!
What a great idea! People often overlook the lowercase letters when teaching them.
What a great idea! When my daughter was learning. I totally forgot to teach her lowercase! Embaressing to admit! I will be trying this with my 2nd 🙂
I love it!! Glad I read this post!
I write CVC words on the eggs for my kindergarteners to practice reading. The first letter goes on the shorter half of the egg, and the last two letters on the other half. They can mix and match to make real words or pretend words.
Very cute idea! Even Grandmas can do this one! (Not that I am one, but will be at some point sooner than later!)
Jan Messali says
Fantastic! I’ve done a similar thing with my kindergarten classes. I also printed small clip-art pictures on card stock and cut them just the right size to fit into the egg. The kids have fun putting the pictures inside the correct egg… i.e. fish picture in the “F” egg.
This is awesome! I’m going to do this after our church egg hunt tomorrow!
Great idea, I’ll be working on it this afternoon! Perfect for my almost 5 year old!