Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Let's Get Crackin'

How many ways can you use a plastic egg? With Easter coming up, I've been using these plastic eggs at home with my son and at school with my students. They do not get tired of these eggs! 

Sight word Scrambler: Place the letters of a sight word in an egg. Have your students put the letters together to make the sight word. You could have them try to unscramble it on their own or have them look at the word to build and rebuild. 
You can write the word inside the egg or put a small piece of paper with the correct spelling inside.

Sight Word Game: 
You can also write the sight words on the outside of the eggs. 

Place a colored dot on a cube. 


Roll the cube. If you land on blue, read a blue egg. Continue until all eggs are out of the basket. 

Going on a sight word egg hunt:

Hide your eggs all around your house or classroom. When they find the egg, they will read the word on the egg. If they cannot read the egg, hide it again. If they can, they get to put it in their basket.

Matching up parts of the egg:

You can match up onset and rime or lowercase and uppercase letters. 

Last, I have a little freebie for you! This is an initial sound sort activity:

Put a picture card in each egg.  Set out two baskets and the bunny/rabbit cards. Students will find the eggs and look at the picture inside. Then, they will decide if the word begins with b or r and place it in the correct basket. You can download these picture cards here. 

If I'm missing anything, please comment! I'd love to hear what you do with these little plastic eggs. :)

1 comment:

  1. These are all such fantastic, fun ideas! I know my kinders/1st graders would love doing these- thanks so much for the creativity!
    Aylin :)
    Learning to the Core