There are so many ways to incorporate literacy into Easter theme activities. After using our plastic eggs to play our Easter Name Game, I wanted to play an ABC Game with the kids. This one is fun to play inside or outside depending on the weather.
Bunny Hop ABC Game
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To get ready I wrote the ABCs on a set of plastic eggs. I chose to write the uppercase letter on one half and the lowercase letter on the other half so we can also use our eggs for an upper- and lowercase matching game another day.
I also wrote the ABCs on the bottom of our baking cups. Then I flipped them inside out so the decorative side with the letter was showing in the middle of the flower.
I placed the eggs in a basket next to a set of bunny ears, and I lined the baking cups along the sidewalk in ABC order. If it is a windy day, you will either want to use another base for your eggs or do the activity inside. There was a slight wind on this day, so we found a spot that was hidden from the wind. We’ve done the activity indoors and outdoors, and it’s just as fun no matter where you are.
We took turns letting each child match the eggs. You can choose whether to do this collaboratively or individually. I wanted the younger preschoolers to have a chance to think and do the activity without the older preschooler taking over. However, they have chosen to play the game many times together after this initial introduction.
I loved watching Tinker think and look for the matching letters. Every once in a while Lovey would ask, “Do you need help?” And she’d quietly reply, “No, I’m still finking. I can do it.” It’s great to see her confidence growing.
As she did place the letters we said the name of the letter together.
As a modification, you can also have kids say the letter sound as they place the eggs. Tinker named the letter sound and a word beginning with the sound. I loved hearing her word choices.
What fun Easter learning games have you been playing with your kids?
After your little bunny has some fun with this activity head inside to make an adorable bunny craft.
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Use Alphabet Mats to Learn the ABCs
ABC letter mats can be a versatile tool to use in early childhood learning. They can be laminated and used over and over again for letter formation and writing activities. They can also be used to create alphabet books, posters and more. Letter crafts and process art activities related to a letter you are learning can be a fun way for kids to make connections between a letter and something that starts with that beginning sound. In our Alphabet Letter Mats set you’ll find two full sets of alphabet mats to use and tons of ideas for using them. There are over 140 ideas for using the alphabet mats in meaningful ways to reinforce letter recognition and learning letter sounds.
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1) Suggestions for Using the Letter Mats-These ideas include ways to use the mats for small group and center activities and can be done for any letter of the alphabet.
2) Process Art Ideas for Each Letter of the Alphabet-60 ideas!
3) Collage and Texture Art Ideas for Each Letter of the Alphabet-54 ideas!
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What a fantastic idea! Am pinning this to try in the holidays 🙂
Cara @ Raising Kinley
What an adorable idea! Plastic eggs, bunny ears AND learning?! Count us in…I’ve got it pinned for the future 🙂 thanks for the idea!
Cara @ Raising Kinley
What an adorable idea! I can’t wait ’til my daughter is old enough to try it…thanks for sharing 🙂
Vanessa @Pre-K Pages
What fun! I love any activity that incorporates an academic skill with bunny ears, thanks for sharing!
This looks like great fun! We’ve been working on beginning counting, so maybe we’ll modify your idea and use it for that skill instead. (We haven’t started our ABCs yet.)
Nice game! We played something similar, but ended up doing some other stuff too. I love the fact that your girl was so patient, I had less luck with my three little ones 🙂
So glad you like the idea! Glad you were inspired to try it with your little ones
Where did you buy the flower petal cupcake paper liners?
I wish I remembered…it was either Walmart or JoAnn. You should be able to find something similar at both stores.
Looks like fun! Will try it soon with my toddler. Thanks for sharing!