Let’s make a preschool matching game with our plastic eggs from Easter. We are going to show you how to easily make a DIY letter matching game with leftover Easter eggs, but you could use this for any type of matching game.

Plastic Easter egg matching game for preschoolers - boy with open plastic eggs
We can make this easy preschool matching game with plastic eggs!

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Preschool Letter Matching Game

If you have a preschooler, then you will love this easy (& genius) way to learn!

  • At this time of year, you can find those plastic Easter Eggs most places right now. You may even have a bin full of them leftover from last Easter! 
  • If you don’t have any around, you can purchase 50 eggs on Amazon.
  • Grab any extra plastic eggs you have around because they are great for Easter fun, but also as a matching game. 

Supplies needed to make a preschool letter matching game - Easter eggs and a sharpie
You will need 26 plastic eggs and a permanent marker!

How to Make a Letter Matching Game for Preschoolers

This learning game is really easy to make! You may want to make one for another type of matching too!

Supplies Needed 

preschool letter matching eggs - preschooler separating out the upper case from lower case letters
The first step is to separate the letters and the second is to find the letter match!

How to Make Preschool Letter Matching Game

  1. On one side of the plastic egg,  write a capital letter.
  2. On the other side the corresponding lower case letter.

Modification for Kids Learning Level

  • For beginners – older toddlers, preschool & Pre-K:  It might be helpful to divide the capital letters from the lower case letters.
  • For intermediate skill level – pre-readers, preschool, Pre-K:  Once they are able to make matches easier, you can put them all in a pile together.
  • For advanced – preschoolers and Kindergarteners:  To challenge them further, you can mix and match colors for the letters.
Easter egg plastic egg letter matching game for preschoolers - girl trying to match two sides of a plastic egg
There are ways to make this matching game easier or harder!

More Egg Learning Fun

If your preschooler has mastered these, then you might want to check out our Easter Egg activity that teaches kids how to read.

plastic Easter eggs lined up on white background
Easter eggs are great for a lot of things beyond hunting for!


Did your kids have fun with the preschool letter matching game?

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