Egg-celent Reading Game
As we get closer to Easter, we are looking for ways we can incorporate the dozens of plastic Easter Eggs we have accumulated over the past 10 years. Try this fun reading game at home!
Here is an egg-cellent idea for reading: Take a word ending (an, at, ad, ip) and write it on the right side of the egg. Then take 3 or 4 letters and write them on the left of the egg that would make a word with that word ending. You can turn the egg and make the words and read them. This is a fun way to help your beginning reader get excited about reading. And, as always, put a starburst Jelly Bean inside! YUM! The kids will love this activity.
Print out pictures of baby chicks and snakes. You may want to laminate the chicks and snakes!
This game is fun and the simple. The child selects an egg. If they get a chick they get a point. If they get a snake they lose a point. There are several ways to keep track of points 1) mini white board/paper, 2) chicks back in eggs students hold on to eggs or 3) keep the chicks out of eggs.
This is a great game beyond a fun Easter Activity. It’s great for some lower language children as we see what is inside the eggs, take chicks out, put chicks back in, and take eggs out of the basket. It’s great high frequency practice. It’s a great activity for kids who are practicing their /k/ and /g/ sounds: chick, snake, egg, basket. It can also be used as a turn taking activity. This game provides fine motor skill practice and basic counting practice when adding the total points.
Thank you for reading!
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Speech-Language Pathologist, Christine Wilson.