This week is Spring Break for us and we have been busy prepping for our annual family Easter egg hunt. My boys helped me fill a bundle of plastic Easter eggs with candy and we had a few left over to do something fun with. My kindergartener is loving learning to read so I thought these Easter Egg Phonics would be fun.
To make, you just need to break the top off of a few plastic Easter eggs so the top can spin. On one side, use a permanent marker to write the ending of a word and on the top, write the first letter(s). To practice the words, kids can spin the top and get a new word.
Some of the words I used were:
- Bat, Cat, Fat, Mat, Pat, Rat, Sat
- Can, Ban, Fan, Man, Pan, Ran
- Cap, Gap, Lap, Nap, Rap, Tap
- Bit, Fit, Hit, Lit, Sit
- Bog, Dog, Fog, Hog, Log
- Cot, Got, Lot, Not, Rot
- Say, Play, Day, Way, Hay, May, Pay, Ray
- Bam, Ham, Jam, Ram, Sam, Yam
A lot of these words were too easy for him so we mixed it up by putting a different top on to different egg bottoms and had him determine if the words he made were actually words or not. He had a fun time figuring out if they sounded right and making up funny words.
This weekend you will probably end up with a big bag of empty plastic eggs, just like we do each and every year. This is a fun way to use them again and give your kids a learning experience that feels more like play.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!