Easter Eggs Basket Craft to Learn Colors and Numbers
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities

Easter Eggs Basket Craft to Learn Colors and Numbers
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 is 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 a center/station.


  • printer
  • white paper or card stock
  • coloring tools
  • scissors
  • glue

Easter Eggs Basket Craft or Home-made folder game

Children under age 3:
  • Print the color version, and cut out the eggs ahead of time.
  • Children can color or paint the basket with fingerpaints, 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 paste the eggs to the basket. Write the children's' name in the bow.

    Preschool and kindergarten:
    Ages 3+ and older.
  • Print coloring version of template
  • Children can color the basket and bow in their favorite colors.
  • Following directions and ordinal numbers: 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 sixth egg, etc. to practice the concepts.
  • Optional: proceed with an egg hunt activity.
  • Paste eggs to basket.

    Older preschoolers and kindergarten: Practice writing numbers 1 to 6 or color words using lined writing paper.
    First-grade Math Concepts Addition and Subtraction:
  • 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:
  • Make up stories such as this using the egg and the basket to practice the set of equations 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 three equations in the fact family. Write a few fact family sentences in this lined paper to practice these concepts.


Color: Template 1 | Template 1a (1a features color words)

B&W: Template 1 | Template1a (1a features color words)

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