Do you have a box full of plastic Easter eggs sitting in your storage room?
This year, instead of packing them away, I decided to turn them into a learning activity. My five-year old is working on letter recognition, so this was a super easy way to introduce the letters in a new way. She loved it!
I’m always looking for new ways to introduce an idea to my girls. It’s also a bonus if it is cheap and easy. This activity checks all the boxes.
Using a permanent marker, I wrote the letters on each egg. On one section I wrote the uppercase letter, the other section got the matching lower case. Now, you can keep the eggs matched up, but I knew that my five-year old would simply look for the matching color rather than the correct letter, so I mixed them up.
If you don’t have any eggs lying around, now is the time to buy some. You can find them deeply discounted at most retailers after the holiday, or stop by your local dollar store.
That is literally all there is to it! Quick and easy prep, and it kept my daughter quiet and focused for a while each time she worked on it.
This would also be a sneaky way to get some learning in on Easter morning if your family does puzzles or a scavenger hunt to find their baskets. You could hide the baskets until all the eggs are matched up! Maybe next year….