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 5 fun and “egg”citing ways reuse plastic easter eggs in your classroom!
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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 the plastic eggs! Let’s get started…
Science: What’s in the Plastic Egg?
Let your students go on a listening egg hunt! First, fill the plastic Easter eggs with small items. Next let the students go on an egg hunt, shake the eggs, and make predictions about what might be inside!
To make the science eggs:
- Number the eggs and add small items inside.
- Pick items that make different sounds. For example, rice, beans, paper clips, cotton balls, salt, erasers, toothpicks.
- Make sure to tape the eggs so that the kids do not open them!
- 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.
- Hide the eggs around the room. Students walk around, find an egg, and record their predictions on the provided recording sheet!
- 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!
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!
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:
- Possessive nouns
- Irregular plural nouns
- Collective nouns
- Compound words
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!
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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