Kids love hands-on activities. They also love Easter eggs. Combine the two with this super creative activity that will get your kiddos spelling and rhyming. Bonus: they’ll practice their fine motor skills too!
What You’ll Need For This Easter Egg Activity
For this activity from Raising Dragons, you’ll need the following supplies:
Yep, those are the ONLY materials you’ll need! Setup too is super easy.
How to Put Together This Spelling Activity
First decide what you want your beginning letters to be. For example, you could pick: b, c, h, f, m, p, and s. The beginning letters will go on the top half of the egg next to the ‘crack.’ Then decide which common endings to use such as at, an, it, and ug. You’ll write these end sounds on the bottom half of the egg. When your child connects and twists the plastic Easter egg, they can practice making words. Encourage them to sound out the letters as they twist the egg. The trick is, they won’t make a word every single time!
Based on the letters/sounds we chose as examples above, some words they can form include:
- bat, cat, hat, fat, mat, pat, sat
- ban, can, fan, man, pan
- bit, hit, fit, pit, sit
- bug, hug, mug, pug
With just a handful of letters, your kids will discover just how many words they can create. It’s also a great way to talk to your kids about which words rhyme.
Other Easter Egg word activities
For older students, you can also use Easter eggs to teach things like synonyms and antonyms. For example, on one egg half write ‘hot’ and the other half write ‘cold.’ Once you’re done writing on the eggs, mix them all up and challenge your kiddos to match them up. It’s a win-win as a game and learning experience in one.
Other Spelling Activities
If you want more fun activities to teach your kiddos spelling while you’re stuck at home, check out these resources:
Encourage independent spelling practice with Spelling City
Make DIY letter puppets. Here’s how.
From an alphabet hunt to a drag car race, there are SO many fun ways to learn how to spell.
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