Learning & Loving It is a series featuring simple, yet fun educational activities for home learning and virtual, interactive tutoring.
“Egg-Citing” Egg Activities for Reading & Math
Easter may be over, but don’t pack away those plastic eggs! We have “egg-citing” ideas for tutors, teachers and parents to use for learning.
Supplies: Plastic eggs, Sharpie marker, optional word family list (see attachment)
- For skills in both and reading and math
- For reading practice, make these eggs using word families to build new words at the egg is turned.
- Ex: the “_at” family and can use letters like “b” to make “bat” or “c” to make “cat”.
- Make eggs using math fact families such as “5+4=” and “3+6=” “9”
- For competitive students, time them saying the words and have them try to beat their personal best
Optional activities with spinning eggs:
- For skills in both reading and math
- With this activity, you’ll write a word (or letter) on the top half and a word (or letter) on the lower half.
- Ex: upper/lower case letters, synonyms/antonyms, compound words, contractions, math facts, number recognition, etc.
Then, you’ll break the eggs apart and either mix them up or hid the halves and have students match them to put them back together again.