Little Sister (3) and I have been working on letters and numbers more purposefully lately. In all honesty, I have not worked with her nearly as much as I did with the boys. Perhaps it is “Mommy Burnout” or perhaps I just have a more relaxed approach to parenting these days and know that letter recognition can be a slow and gradual process in early childhood. I’ll choose to think the latter. :)
Nevertheless, this Alphabet Easter Egg Hunt & Match activity was Little Sister’s favorite “game” that we have played recently. And I loved it because there was hardly any prep- I just grabbed the puzzle pieces and some plastic eggs then drew some letters with chalk!
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Alphabet Puzzle (this one is my favorite because the letters stand up vertically too)
-Plastic Easter eggs
1. Put the letters inside the plastic Easter eggs. I just chose to do letters A-G this time around.
2. Go outside and write the corresponding letters in chalk on the sidewalk or driveway. You could match capital/lowercase letters or you could just focus on one. I chose to make it easier and match the capital letter puzzle piece to the capital letter egg.
3. Hide your eggs outside.
4. Encourage your child to “hunt” for the hidden eggs, opening them each up to reveal what letter is inside.
5. Have your child match the letter inside the egg to the letter on the sidewalk.