Easter Egg Literacy

"Egg"tra Fun Learning

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Spring has arrived and with it creative Easter projects. Check out today’s Easter Egg activities.

Spelling Pratice

Write the words on the outside of each egg.  Inside each Egg container, place a fun and quick spelling “treat”. Some ideas might include:

  • Shoot, swing, kick for each letter as you spell.
  • Start each letter, grow louder until you reach the end of the word.
  • Spell your word with a pirate voice.
  • Spell your word like an opera singer.
  • Spell your word with a little baby voice.
  • Spell your word in a squeaky mouse voice.
  • Spell your word in a lions roar.
  • Spell your word in a robot voice.
  • Do a jumping jack for each letter you use in the word.
  • Spell your word with a farmer voice.
  • Spell your word like royalty with a British accent.
  • Hunt for your word in a book.
  • Sparkle write your letters to spell your word.
  • Write your letter with an expo marker on the mirror.
  • Pretend you are a bunny and hop for every letter you spell.
  • Challenge: For one minute you have to spell everything you say. Have someone guess what you are trying to communicate.

For extra fun, create an egg hunt, scattering the eggs about the room.

Sight Word Pratice

Write each sight word on the outside of an egg.  You may want to split the word by common endings.  Doing so allowed my daughter to line up her letters to read the full word. Inside each egg provide a sentence containing that specific word. Have them locate and highlight the word to practice words in print.  The sentences I included were questions or funny phrases to keep my kindergartner entertained.  Like the spelling practice, I hid her eggs about the room, which she loved.  Today, on the go, she packed her eggs into an egg carton.  She’s been carrying her sight words ever since.

Poetry Project

For a little Easter gift this year, my three children wrote poems to their teachers. For this project, I typed up a templates for a variety of poems. One the outside of each egg I placed an Easter topic word.  They choose the topic they wanted to write about and opened up the egg to fill out their poem.   I coached my three year old and assisted the five year old.  The seven year worked to design her own poem.  We then typed, printed, decorated and glued the poems on the back of a adorable bunny plaque.  Today they gifted their sweet projects to their teachers.  Here are the words and styles of poetry I used:

  • Easter: Acrostic Poem
  • Chocolate Bunny: 5 Senses Poem
  • Spring/April: Subject Poem
  • Easter Egg Poem: 5 W Poem (Who, What, Where, When, Why)
  • Bunny: Cinquin Poem
  • Jelly Bean: 5 Senses Poem
  • Flowers: ABC Poem (Each letter is a new line until you reach your subject letter)
  • Chick: Diamante Poem
  • Free Choice: Haiku Poem

Stayed Tuned: Tomorrow I will be working on the next two Easter Egg projects : Shopping for Eggs (Learning through Math) & Treasure Hunt (Scavenger and Spy Style Easter Egg Hunt)!!!

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