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Save your plastic Easter eggs to create this Easter egg rhyming words game for preschool and kindergarten kiddos. Hands-on learning for the holidays!
While this game is designed to help preschoolers match rhyming words, it is easy to adapt this activity to reinforce a variety of early learning skills.
Save your plastic Easter eggs to prepare this fun hands-on learning activity for your young learners.
Easter Rhymes for Preschoolers
To prepare this activity, gather some plastic Easter eggs, a black sharpie, and an Easter basket.
Break apart the eggs. On one half of the top part of an egg, write one of the rhyming words.
Find a different color bottom egg half. Write the rhyming word that goes with the top part on the bottom half. Set egg halves aside.
Repeat these steps for all eggs until every egg has a top half and matching bottom half. Colors can be mixed or the same (we mixed the colors on our eggs.)
Split up the egg halves – the tops of the eggs on one side and the bottom of the eggs on the other side. Place the Easter basket in the middle.
Have the child find the rhyming word matches by saying the words out loud and placing the egg halves together.
Place completed eggs in the basket. Repeat this until all eggs are matched correctly!
In addition to using plastic Easter eggs to practice Easter rhymes, you can use them to work on letter recognition (match uppercase and lowercase letters), simple addition facts, or even colors.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT EASTER
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Easter. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure – When Pete wakes up Easter morning, ready to check out his basket of goodies, he discovers the Easter Bunny needs a little extra help. Our favorite groovy blue cat puts on his bunny ears and finds a way to collect, paint, and hide the eggs all in time for Easter!
How to Catch the Easter Bunny – Is this the year you’ll be able to catch the Easter bunny in action?
Start an Easter tradition with this fun and funny children’s book ― the perfect Easter basket stuffer!
Turkey’s Eggcellent Easter – Easter is almost here—and Turkey knows just how to celebrate. He’s going to win the eggstra-special Easter egg hunt! The only problem is that animals aren’t allowed to enter. So he and his barnyard friends come up with a top-secret plan. With his trademark disguises and a whole lot of help, Turkey goes undercover. Will his basket of tricks help him win a prize?
Enhance Your Activity Time
Keep little hands busy and little minds active with this Easter themed sensory playdough kit! Makes the perfect Easter gift for your busy little one.
Lacing card toys make great gifts for kids! A rabbit (Easter Bunny) shaped lacing toy is a fun way to bring festive fun and learning for the toddlers in your life! Designed for small hands and build to last!