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Egg (short e sound)
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Easter Eggs Basket
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*Mar. or April
*May > Nat'l Egg
Nutrition > Eggs
This Easter eggs basket craft
activity can be adapted as a learning tool for various
activities to learn present alphabet letter E (egg), primary and
secondary colors, numbers and early math concepts for different age
and grade levels (toddlers to first-grade). This also an
opportunity to address the nutritional value of eggs.
The elements can also be laminated for
extended use at home or classroom to create a folder game activity for
Easter Eggs Basket Craft or Home-made folder game
The activities for this age group are simple, short and enjoyable.
Use the color format or color, and cut out the eggs ahead of
time. Children can color or paint the basket with finger paints,
while it dries out play and learn with the eggs. At home
do an Easter egg hunt and "hide" the paper eggs in visible
places in a safe play area where children can search and find them
easily. After the egg hunt proceed with the next steps. Count
the eggs together, identify the colors. Ask children
to name other things they like in each of the colors, such as favorite
toys or healthy treats like fruits: red apples, strawberries,
raspberries, orange juice, yellow bananas, green apples or grapes,
blueberries, purple grapes or grape juice. Use a glue stick and
have children attach the eggs to the basket. Write the children's'
name in the bow.
Preschool and Kindergarten: Ages 3+ and older.
1. Review and print your selection of template. All templates
feature a basket to color. The six eggs are available in primary
and secondary colors with or without color words.
Suggestion: If you would like to include other colors not
featured, trace the six egg pattern, make copies or trace one egg
pattern over construction paper remnants Other possible colors to
include: white, brown, black, pink, gray and tan for a total of
ten to a dozen eggs.
Children can color the basket and bow in their favorite colors.
Following directions and ordinal numbers: Optional:
all children can color one egg at a time following directions and will
select the appropriate color and get acquainted with ordinal
numbers: first, second, third and so forth. Tell the
children to color the first egg red (from left to right and
demonstrate) and continue until all eggs are colored. Ask
children to say out loud what color is the second egg, which color is
the seventh egg, etc. to practice the concepts.
Older Preschoolers and Kindergarten: Practice
writing numbers 1 to 6 or color words using lined
First-Grade Math Concepts Addition and subtraction facts
Conduct simple addition and subtraction using the eggs and
basket. Ask children to place a number of eggs in the basket and
have them add more eggs or take away some and tell how many are left
in the basket. Write the equations as you conduct each exercise.
Introduce or review fact families.
A fact family is the set of addition and subtraction sentences (called
facts) that are made up of two addends
(such as 1 and 3)
and their sum (4).
Examples of a fact family:
+ 3 =
3 + 1 =
4 - 1 =
4 - 3 =
+ 3 =
3 + 2 =
5 - 2 =
5 - 3 =
+ 4 =
4 + 2 =
6 - 2 =
6 - 4 =
Make up stories such as this
using the egg and the basket to practice the set of addition sentences
in a fact family:
The Easter bunny placed one
egg in the basket, and he came back and placed two
more. How many eggs were left in the basket. Four
eggs were left.
Repeat with the next 3 equations in the fact family.
Write a few fact family equations in this lined
paper to practice these concepts.
Color Mixing Activity: Learning about Primary Colors and Secondary
Colors - Ages 3+
Purpose: Demonstrate to children how
the primary colors: red, blue and yellow mix and form the
secondary colors: green, orange, and purple.
Print or view from the screen this Color
Mixing Poster - Primary & Secondary Colors. Review the
primary colors and show how the colors combine to form the secondary
Print the Color
Mixing Activity Page:
Skills: Color Mixing and Letter Matching
Materials: primary color paints, Q-tips or brushes, damp cloth
or paper towel for each child.
This activity will help children mix colors but also match the initial
color alphabet letters. They will search and match the
corresponding letter and fill the rainbow arches with the
corresponding color. Once they fill the primary color arches
they will mix those two colors on the right arch to obtain the
Alphabet Activity: Letter E Egg Activities and printables - (short e sound)
Present alphabet letter E
as a separate activity along with printable activities.
Nutrition Activity: Food Pyramid > Meat and Bean Food
Group > Poultry
Visit this activity to learn the nutritional value of eggs.
Where do eggs come from and the hatching process.