Play based learning 4 chicks 4 moms

Easter-Day 3

on March 22, 2013

My four year old was out of school today and very excited to be my “e-ssistant.”  Unfortunately my 11 month old was not so helpful.

We started with a book, “The Best Easter Prize.”  It’s cute, and we talked about sharing and thinking of others.  Then we did a number recognition “hunt.”   I started with one egg and in it was a number, the first chick gave the paper with the number to another chick and they had to find the egg labeled with the matching number.  There’s a better description here.  I thought it would take too long to hunt an egg and check it and I figured they wouldn’t want to put back the egg if it was wrong, so I “hid” them in plain sight with the numbers showing.  They were excited when they found the egg matching their number.

For snack I filled eggs with teddy grahams and some with Trix.  Each chick got two eggs and a bowl.  I had them “crack” open their eggs over their bowl.  I think they thought that was fun.

IMG_3626For our last activity we did another hunt.  I filled 10 eggs with different things, one with one felt butterfly, another with two shells, all the way up to ten.  After they found their eggs I told them they couldn’t open it yet, we had to guess what was inside.  I had them shake them and make predictions.  They guessed things like candy and money.  They took turns opening their eggs and counting the items inside.  I had them line up their egg contents so they could see what each other had and count together. 
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Happy Easter!

One response to “Easter-Day 3

  1. sharearead says:

    Clever counting!! Did your four-year-old wear the hat for Easter?

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