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!!
Literacy Activities with Easter Eggs
There's literacy activities for every level included in this blog post. From alphabet letter recognition to CVC words. There's something for everyone!
Literacy Skill: CVC Words
This CVC activity will have your little bunnies spelling and reading simple words. Students open the egg and unscramble the letter cards 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. You can use the enclosed CVC word cards or for an extra challenge, put magnetic letters in the eggs and have your kids unscramble the word.
This CVC activity is similar to the one above, however with this activity students are drawing the pictures. They open the egg and read the CVC word. They write the word on the line and draw a picture to match. I love doing these types of activities because the drawings they come up with are so fun to see!
Literacy Skill: Word Families
For this activity program four eggs with word families. Write the word family on the bottom portion of the egg and letters on the top.
Students will twist the top to read the word. If it's a real word, they will write the word on the line. If it's not, they just keep scrolling.
Literacy Skill: Sight Words
For this sight word match up, you'll write the 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.
You could also use this same activity to match uppercase and lowercase letters or CVC and CVCe words. For instance on the top you might write the word cap and on the bottom egg write cape.
For this sight word activity, you'll want to type out the sight words on the themed cards. Then for each word, put corresponding magnetic letters in the eggs. Students open the egg and unscramble the letters to spell a sight word.
You can display the sight word cards on a pocket chart or at the table so students can refer to them for help, if they needed.
For this sight word activity, you'll use the themed cards – however, instead of using magnetic letters, you can use little egg letters instead. The activity is completed the same way, just with egg cards instead of magnetic letters.
Literacy Skill: Letter Matching
This activity is like an Easter egg hunt in the classroom! Well…kinda. 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.
Literacy Skill: Real and Nonsense Words
For this activity write several letters around the top of the eggs. Write one ending word family on the bottoms. Students read the onset and rime to determine if it is a real word or a nonsense word.
Have them make two columns on their white boards or paper and write the real words on one side and nonsense words on the other.
This activity is similar to the one I shared above. It's great practice for onset and rime. On the top of the egg write a beginning sound. On the bottom of the egg write word families.
Students turn the tops of the eggs to match the onset and rime. They read the words and write down the real words.
Literacy Skill: Rhyming Words
For this activity students match the tops and bottoms of eggs to make rhyming pairs. They record their answers on the lines.
For step-by-step directions, check out this video:
Thanks for stopping by and reading all about the Easter egg literacy activities! Leave me a comment below telling me how you use plastic eggs in the classroom!