Originally published on April 2, 2013, but republished today because it totally rocks.
Kids need to learn the letters of the alphabet.
And even if we play with the letters for ten minutes a day, it adds up–and before we know it, our kids will be ready for success in reading and in school.
It’s a perfect time of the year to throw in some sneaky before-nap or after naptime learning for our little ones, and though I know finding time can often be difficult, here’s an easy one for you: Alphabet Egg Hunt.
Kids are already ramped up for Easter egg hunts, so why not have one in your house while you wait for the real one in a few weeks?
This one will get kids up and moving and grooving. And the best thing? They’ll be playing with uppercase and lowercase letters.
Here’s the skinny. . .
Alphabet Egg Hunt–Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Match:
This is really a re-vamp of a post I shared a long, long time ago: Alphabet Egg Puzzles.
But as I reviewed it, I realized I (gulp) didn’t do it nearly as well as it could have been done.
Sure, the directions and explanation and story behind it works–that kind of stuff will last forever.
But the printables? Not so much.
The photos? Not so great.
The eggs themselves? For real, super tiny.
So we did a little behind-the-scenes work and recreated the Alphabet Egg Hunt template, and the new one? Totally rocks.
Here it is for you to print out: simply sign up below:
I printed it on light colored cardstock so they’d hold up a bit, and that way they’re easier for little hands to manage.
Like all of our learning games and supplies, I threw the eggs in a plastic bag so it’s a game we can grab on the go, anywhere, any time.
We have some more super-fun matching game ideas up our sleeves in the next few days. Cora, especially, is psyched to do some pattern-making on eggs for her little cousins.
And really, her excitement about creating learning materials and teaching her cousins makes my heart sing. Cannot wait to share!
Want a few more fun easter ideas?
- Alphabet Egg hunt
- Resurrection rolls: teach kids the Easter story
- Lent for modern Catholic kids
- springtime sensory bin
- best books for Easter baskets
- egg-dyeing 101
Want a few more alphabet activities? Check out:
- backyard alphabet hunt
- homemade alphabet book
- leafy letter learning
- ABC hunt
- on the road ABC hunt
- lowercase ABC hunt
- build your own bingo: uppercase and lowercase match
- ABC cards and clothespin match
- alphabet letter splash
- alphabingo (play with lowercase letters)
- alphabet letter lids
- leafy outdoor alphabet hunt
- build your own board game
- clothespin letter match
- 10 fun ways to learn the alphabet
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