Thursday, April 27, 2017

Easter Egg Literacy Activities for Kindergarten {Freebies Included!}

Yesterday I shared some math activities using plastic eggs. You can find that post HERE. Today I'm back sharing some Easter egg literacy activities. Even though these activities use Easter eggs, you could use them anytime during spring...even after the holiday has passed. Kiddos love these plastic little eggs. As a kid, I remember playing with them for weeks after the Easter bunny left them. Times haven't changed much...kids are still doing it! So let's take advantage of that and sneak in some learning!! 

Turn those left over plastic Easter eggs into meaningful and engaging literacy activities for your Kindergarten classroom. There's DIY activities plus FREE recording sheets. Practice CVC words, word families, real and nonsense words, rhyming words, onset and rime, sight words, and more! The activities work great for independent centers or small group instruction. Your Kindergarteners will have so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.

On to some Easter egg literacy activities...

Turn those left over plastic Easter eggs into meaningful and engaging literacy activities for your Kindergarten classroom. There's DIY activities plus FREE recording sheets. Practice CVC words, word families, real and nonsense words, rhyming words, onset and rime, sight words, and more! The activities work great for independent centers or small group instruction. Your Kindergarteners will have so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.

First up is this CVC activity. Students open the egg and unscramble the letters to spell a CVC word. They find the matching picture and write the CVC word underneath. I'll put a link to the recording sheets towards the bottom of this post. I included some cut apart letters if you don't have magnetic ones. :)

Turn those left over plastic Easter eggs into meaningful and engaging literacy activities for your Kindergarten classroom. There's DIY activities plus FREE recording sheets. Practice CVC words, word families, real and nonsense words, rhyming words, onset and rime, sight words, and more! The activities work great for independent centers or small group instruction. Your Kindergarteners will have so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.

Word family practice. 

Turn those left over plastic Easter eggs into meaningful and engaging literacy activities for your Kindergarten classroom. There's DIY activities plus FREE recording sheets. Practice CVC words, word families, real and nonsense words, rhyming words, onset and rime, sight words, and more! The activities work great for independent centers or small group instruction. Your Kindergarteners will have so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.

Sight word match up. Write the sight word on the tops and bottom of eggs. This activity can easily be differentiated by using different colors for the tops and bottoms. Or you could scramble the letters on the top of the egg and have students match to the bottom, where the word is written correctly.

Turn those left over plastic Easter eggs into meaningful and engaging literacy activities for your Kindergarten classroom. There's DIY activities plus FREE recording sheets. Practice CVC words, word families, real and nonsense words, rhyming words, onset and rime, sight words, and more! The activities work great for independent centers or small group instruction. Your Kindergarteners will have so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.

Another sight word activity. I put magnetic letters in the eggs. Students open the egg and unscramble the letters to spell a sight word. I have sight word cards displayed in this center so students are able to refer to that for help if they needed.

Turn those left over plastic Easter eggs into meaningful and engaging literacy activities for your Kindergarten classroom. There's DIY activities plus FREE recording sheets. Practice CVC words, word families, real and nonsense words, rhyming words, onset and rime, sight words, and more! The activities work great for independent centers or small group instruction. Your Kindergarteners will have so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.

Here's the recording sheet for that activity. Students match the number on the egg to number on their paper and write the sight word. 

Turn those left over plastic Easter eggs into meaningful and engaging literacy activities for your Kindergarten classroom. There's DIY activities plus FREE recording sheets. Practice CVC words, word families, real and nonsense words, rhyming words, onset and rime, sight words, and more! The activities work great for independent centers or small group instruction. Your Kindergarteners will have so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.

This activity is like an Easter egg hunt in the classroom! Well...kinda. I put one letter in each egg and put the eggs in a basket. Kiddos are so excited to see what's in the egg! After they open the egg and identify the letter, they match it to the uppercase letter on the mat. 

Turn those left over plastic Easter eggs into meaningful and engaging literacy activities for your Kindergarten classroom. There's DIY activities plus FREE recording sheets. Practice CVC words, word families, real and nonsense words, rhyming words, onset and rime, sight words, and more! The activities work great for independent centers or small group instruction. Your Kindergarteners will have so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.

This is similar to the first CVC activity I shared, however with this activity students are drawing the pictures. I love doing these types of activities because the drawings they come up with are so fun to see! 

Turn those left over plastic Easter eggs into meaningful and engaging literacy activities for your Kindergarten classroom. There's DIY activities plus FREE recording sheets. Practice CVC words, word families, real and nonsense words, rhyming words, onset and rime, sight words, and more! The activities work great for independent centers or small group instruction. Your Kindergarteners will have so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.

For this activity I wrote several letters around the top of the eggs. I wrote only one ending on the bottoms. Students read the onset and rime to determine if it is a real word or a nonsense word. Students make two columns on their white boards and write the real words on one side and nonsense words on the other.

Turn those left over plastic Easter eggs into meaningful and engaging literacy activities for your Kindergarten classroom. There's DIY activities plus FREE recording sheets. Practice CVC words, word families, real and nonsense words, rhyming words, onset and rime, sight words, and more! The activities work great for independent centers or small group instruction. Your Kindergarteners will have so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.

For this activity students match the tops and bottoms of eggs to make rhyming pairs. They record their answers on the lines.

Turn those left over plastic Easter eggs into meaningful and engaging literacy activities for your Kindergarten classroom. There's DIY activities plus FREE recording sheets. Practice CVC words, word families, real and nonsense words, rhyming words, onset and rime, sight words, and more! The activities work great for independent centers or small group instruction. Your Kindergarteners will have so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.

This activity is similar to the one I shared above. It's great practice for onset and rime. On the top of the egg I wrote a beginning sound. On the bottom of the egg I wrote word families. I make several of these eggs and put them in a basket. 

This is an easy activity to use during guided reading. Students pick an egg from the basket {which they LOVE} and read the words on the egg. Students blend the onset and rime together to read the word. You can have students write the words on a dry erase board.

Leave me a comment below telling me how you use plastic eggs in the classroom!

Turn those left over plastic Easter eggs into meaningful and engaging literacy activities for your Kindergarten classroom. There's DIY activities plus FREE recording sheets. Practice CVC words, word families, real and nonsense words, rhyming words, onset and rime, sight words, and more! The activities work great for independent centers or small group instruction. Your Kindergarteners will have so much fun that they won't realize they are learning.

Thanks for stopping by and reading all about the Easter egg literacy activities! 



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