I’ll be honest…this wasn’t my favorite activity. It didn’t go as well as I had planned and Big Brother, surprisingly, wasn’t really into it. I debated whether or not to post, but finally decided to go ahead because maybe it will work better for you!
The idea is similar to the Letter Boxes I posted way back when this blog was still a newborn. It has a bit more interaction though and obviously appropriately themed for Easter. :)
Here’s what you need: Easter eggs, a sharpie, and several tiny objects that start with various letters of the alphabet.
|1. On the egg, draw a star on one side of the opening and then the letters you wish to practice on the other side.|
|2. Place the small object (beginning with ONE of the letters on the egg) inside. I used a cap for “C”.|
|3. Give your child the egg and let him/her open it and identify the object inside.|
|4. Then have him/her spin the bottom half of the egg until the star is lined up with the corresponding letter. Then repeat with other objects/letters!|
*Becky shared a great alternative to this idea on my Facebook page. “For letter recognition, you could do a lowercase letter instead of the star, and random uppercase letters with one match on the other side. Make a bunch and store them in an egg carton.”