There is something magical about Easter eggs. I remember when my daughter was young she would play with her Easter eggs well after the special day had passed. She would beg me to re-hide the eggs so she could have another hunt. Because of this fascination, I love using them in the classroom Easter egg math activities.

Because there’s just so much you can do with them, I’m breaking this into two different posts. Today I’m going to talk about math activities. You can find literacy post, just like this one by clicking here.

## Easter Egg Math Activities

There’s math activities for every level included in this blog post. From number order and counting to addition and subtraction. There’s something for everyone!

#### Math Skill: Addition

For this addition activity you’ll want to print and cut apart the addition strips. Fold them in half. Students will open the egg and read the addition sentence. They will write the addition sentence on their paper and solve.

You can have students color the egg on the paper to match the egg the addition sentence was in.

#### Math Skill: Subtraction

This activity is completed the same as the addition activity above. Students will open the egg, record the subtraction sentence, and solve.

It’s a good idea to provide students with math manipulatives to help them count and solve the problems. In the classroom you might want to use the mini erasers, plastic math cubes, or plastic bear. At home you could use pennies, small toys, or small snacks.

#### Math Skill: Counting On

Students practice counting on with this activity. On the tops of the eggs write the letter that corresponds to the recording sheet. On the bottom write a number and then put some erasers in the egg.

Students begin counting with the number on the outside of the egg. They use the erasers to count on and then record the number.

#### Math Skill: Base 10

Students practice base ten with this activity. Students match the number on the top to the base ten on the bottom. This activity could also be done with tally marks too.

#### Math Skill: Number Words

Put some mini erasers or small manipulatives like pennies in each egg. Students open the egg and count the number of objects and write the number word on their paper.

You could also write the number on the top of the egg and the number word on the bottom and have students make a match that way.

#### Math Skill: Addition Matching

Here’s another activity to practice addition {or subtraction}. Just write two equations that equal the same number. Students solve the equations and match the tops and bottoms.

For students who need to be challenged, you could mix addition and subtraction. So 3 + 3 could be paired with 10 – 4. I added mini erasers to this activity for extra support.

#### Math Skill: Making 10

Practice making ten by matching up the top and the bottom of the egg. Be sure that students have access to mini erasers or small manipulatives to help them at the numbers.

#### Math Skills: Counting

Write the number inside the egg. Have students take the lid off, identify the number and put that many manipulatives inside the egg. They can close the lid to keep the manipulatives inside.

#### Math Skill: Number Order

Write the numbers 1-10 or 1-20 on the tops of the eggs. Have students put the numbers in order.

For a little challenge…Have students put the numbers in order by stacking them. It’s harder than you think!

**For step-by-step directions, check out this video:**

So there you have it. A few of the ways I use plastic eggs in the classroom. How do you use them? **Y****ou can ****click here to grab the recording sheets** for all of the activities pictured above.

Thanks for stopping by and reading all about the Easter egg math activities. Be sure to check out the Easter egg literacy activities! 🙂

Ashley Goode says

Thank you so much for these activities! In my school we created a transitional kindergarten. Your site has helped me so much with my lesson planning!

Melissa says

I am so glad I could help, Ashley! 🙂

Melannie Walker says

Awesome ideas! Thanks for posting.

Your blog has helped a lot this year, 1st year with kinders!

Melissa says

hi Melannie! Thanks so much for stopping by! I am so glad that you were able to get a few ideas! And thank you for your kind words. First year in Kinder can be tough (but SO rewarding!!!), I'm glad I've been able to help a little along the way. 🙂

-Melissa