Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Egg Hunt with a twist!

Our Spring Break starts on Friday.  We are going to the Zoo tomorrow.  So today we had our class Easter Egg hunt!

This year I did something completely different and it was a lot of fun.  I found this idea on the internet, but can't remember where or when I saw it.  If you know whose idea it is, let me know and I'll gladly give them credit!!

So here's what we did....we basically turned an ordinary egg hunt into something a little more academic.  I know, I know!!  It doesn't sound fun....but I promise my kids had a blast and were way happy with their goodies!!

I asked each student to send in 6 plastic eggs filled with a small toy or candy.  Then I had a parent volunteer come in and write one word on each egg.  The words were:  I, little, have, six, my, eggs.  So 20 eggs had the word I.....20 eggs had the word little......etc.

After the eggs were hidden, I let the students know that they each had to find 6 eggs that had the 6 sight words on them.  To help them, I created a recording sheet where they could cross off each word as they found each egg.   If you'd like to grab it for the future, you can download it here!

They were so funny hunting for the sight word eggs.  I could hear them calling out "has anybody seen the word little".......and "hey I need have"!  It was really cute to watch them trying to find all of the words and making sure they marked each word off on their sheet!!

After students found all 6 of their eggs, they headed to the sidewalk to complete the rest of the sheet.  They had to take out their 6 eggs and unscramble the words to make a sentence (I have my six little eggs.)  This was pretty easy for most students, but others needed a little bit of help.  Then they wrote the sentence on the lines.

The last thing they did before opening any of their eggs was to record the color of each individual egg, by writing the color word in the boxes.

Finally after all of that hard work......they got to open their eggs and see their special treats!  They were so excited!!!  Not a single one complained about having to hunt for sight words or do "work" afterwards.  They actually were laughing and smiling the whole time, so I consider that a WIN - WIN!

Do you do egg hunts with your kids?  How do you do them?  I'm always on the lookout for new ideas!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Easter Literacy Practice

So as soon as St. Patrick's Day was over, my mind turned to Easter and all the fun things that we are going to do!    There are so many neat things you can do with those plastic Easter eggs!!  Last year when I found some that had three parts that snap together,  I thought I had hit the jackpot!!!  CVC word building suddenly got a whole lot more fun for my kids!

Since Easter is a fun time for me and the kids, I made a couple of new things that I added to my TpT store....and I also made a freebie that is available as well!

Bunny Builder is a CVC Literacy Center where students will build CVC words! There are 20 CVC picture cards and 60 egg letters.  There are also recording sheets for students to record the words they make!  It's available for $3.00 in my TpT store here.  

 I also created a forever FREEBIE that you might be able to use in your classroom!  It's a set of cute Easter bunny ten frames for numbers 1-20.  Head over and download it for FREE from my TpT store. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

St. Patrick's Day FREEBIE

My kids enjoyed the Valentine Domino addition center I made for February, so I decided to make another one for St. Patrick's Day!  Grab it for FREE below!!

St. Patrick's Day addition practice!

It's a forever FREEBIE and you can download it here!

If you're looking for more St. Patrick's Day resources, I have several in my store you can check out.  The best part is all of my St. Patty's resources are $3.00 or less!



Have a great week friends!