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Friday, April 6, 2012
Easter Egg matching activity
Easter Egg Matching activity! With this weekend holding a fun-filled activity that will probably leave your home with lots of empty eggs by Monday, here is an activity that can put them to creative use this next week!
Create a scene with construction paper. Trace the shape of the eggs, cut out the halves and then mix them up (i.e. yellow on top and green on the bottom). Then secure the mis-matched eggs onto your background.
Give the preschooler the eggs and ask them to find the matching pairs and place ontop of the correct images on the scene!
For the younger tot (2 to 3 years), have the eggs already popped in half and ready to match together. For the older preschooler (4 to 6 years), give them the eggs whole and ask them to pop open and match together by themselves.
Another version is to let the tot create the background scene with you! Let them practice egg tracing (a hard skill for younger preschoolers) and have them run the gluing of the objects to the background paper. They can also color or draw on the finished scene for more fun.
I saw a post on one of my favorite blogs (MoneySavingMom.com) that had ideas for reusing plastic eggs with egg cartons and realized that these little objects are perfect for developing finger strength as well as growing sorting skills. This activity also builds skill sets of: color recognition, finger strength, object manipulation, sorting and grouping as well as skills in patterning and shape recognition.
Enjoy your weekend and may it be filled with the Hope that is found in Jesus Christ!