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5 Ways to Reuse Plastic Easter Eggs in Your Classroom

Do you have leftover plastic Easter eggs this year? Great! Now you can save them and reuse them for a couple more weeks. Let me share with you FIVE fun and “egg”citing ways to reuse plastic Easter eggs in your classroom!

All of the printables needed, are available for FREE just for you!

image of plastic Easter eggs in a pink basket with the blog title Free Printables 5 ways to reuse plastic Easter Eggs in your Classroom

Over the years, I've developed quite a bit of engaging activities for the weeks that follow Easter! Kids love to go on Easter egg hunts so this is an easy way to capitalize on what they like to do!

There is so much you can do to reuse plastic eggs! Let's get started…

STEM: What's That Sound?

Let your students go on a listening egg hunt! You will reuse plastic Easter Eggs by filling them with small items. Next let the students go on an egg hunt, shake the eggs, and make predictions about what might be inside!

One page printable and eggs around it. The page has the title What's in the egg? and gives ideas on how to reuse plastic Easter Eggs

To make prepare:

  1. Number the eggs and add small items inside.
  2. Pick items that make different sounds. For example, rice, beans, paper clips, cotton balls, salt, erasers, and toothpicks.
  3. Make sure to tape the eggs so that the kids do not open them!
  4. If you'd like to give your class clues, list the items on the board, and students can choose from those options when shaking the egg.
  5. Hide the eggs around the room. Students walk around, find an egg, and record their predictions on the provided recording sheet!
  6. Option: Make two sets of eggs so that you don't have so many students looking for only ten eggs.

Math: Egg Hunt

This egg hunt is a fun spin on using math task cards. Instead of placing the task cards around the room, you hide the plastic eggs. Students hunt for the eggs and complete the tasks that are inside! All of the math strips in the eggs are math-related and a review of second and third grade standards. Like with the science eggs, I would suggest numbering the eggs on the outside and making two sets!

printable with the title Egg Math Hunt recording sheet with open easter eggs and a slip of paper with a math problem

Student Incentives: Kids' Choice

This is a simple way to encourage your students to be good citizens!

Bonus – you don't have to spend any money!!

You can make up your own incentives or use the ones I've provided. Set up the parameters with the class on who can choose a plastic egg or keep it fun and randomly choose students that are doing amazing work.

Because these are rewards most students enjoy, they'll be working hard to get an incentive. Bonus, you get a hard-working class! That is teacher heaven!

two sheets of paper with the title Eggcelent Incentives with two eggs that have a slip of paper. Each slip of paper has a classroom incentive that can be used.

ELA: Grammar

You can make this work with whatever you are currently studying!!! Use each half of the plastic egg to write something and students need to match them up!

For example, if your working on nouns, one half might have the noun and the other half the proper noun.

This will work with:

  • Adjectives
  • Possessive nouns
  • Irregular plural nouns
  • Collective nouns
  • Contractions
  • Compound words
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
3 plastic eggs with contractions written on them for example, will not and wont

Music: Plastic Easter Egg Maracas

I think I've saved the best way to reuse plastic Easter eggs for last! Oh, my gosh, Easter egg maracas are extremely easy to make! All you need are eggs, spoons, rice, and tape! Maybe some cute washi tape too!

a sheet of paper that says plastic egg maracas and a maraca wrapped in tape

Ok, friend, I hope these ideas have got you thinking about how you can reuse plastic Easter eggs this season! All of the resources can be found for FREE in my resource library. Sign up below if you aren't a member yet.

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