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Easter Egg Template

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 1 page | Grades: PK - 5

A set of 8 Easter eggs to use in a variety of classroom games!

Use these Easter egg templates in a variety of ways in the weeks leading up to Easter. Read on to find out how!

 

6 Fun Ideas For How to Use the Template

Play Snap! 

Print out 4 or more copies of the Easter Egg Templates on white cardstock. Cut out each egg and place them in a resealable bag. When it is time to play, shuffle the eggs and give 2 students an equal number. With the eggs in a pile and face down, students flip over an egg and placing it in a pile in the center of the table at the same time. If the eggs match, then students shout “Snap!”. The first person to say the word gets all of the eggs in the pile. If the eggs do not match, the students continue flipping eggs over until they do. Play continues until one student has all of the eggs.

To make this game educational, write sight words or math facts on the back of each egg. Make sure to repeat words or answers on several eggs. When in play, students are saying the word or answer as they lay down their eggs. When the words or answers match, the students shout “Snap!”

 

Play Memory

Print out 2 copies of the Easter Egg Templates on white cardstock. Cut out each egg and place them in a resealable bag. When it is time to play, shuffle the eggs and place them face down in 4 rows of 2. Students take turns flipping the eggs over, trying to make a match. The student with the most matches in the end wins.

To make this game educational, write sight words, math facts, words and definitions, synonyms/antonyms, etc. on the back of each egg. Make sure each egg has a match. When in play, students are flipping over the eggs, trying to match the words or math fact and answer.

 

Assigning Partners

Looking for a different way to assign partners in your classroom? These bright Easter eggs can help! Simply print off 2 copies on white cardstock and cut them out. Place them in a resealable bag. Have each student draw an egg from the bag, then get up and find their match without using any words. The person with the matching egg is their partner for the next activity. If you have more than 16 students, make 4 copies of the template and cut out enough matching pairs as you have students. Then on the back of a pair of matching eggs, write a letter, number, or word. Now, students must not only match the egg design on the front but also the letter, number, or word on the back!

 

Addition & Subtraction Match

Print out copies of the Easter Egg Templates on white cardstock. Cut out each egg and place them in a resealable bag for students to use. Using a set of flashcards or notecards with addition and subtraction facts written on them, students pull a flashcard and create a visual for the fact using the Easter eggs. Then have students write a word problem to match the fact!

 

Alphabetical Order

Print out 4 copies of the Easter Egg Templates on white cardstock. Cut out each egg and write the letters of the alphabet on the back of each one. Shuffle the eggs and place them in a resealable bag. Students pull an egg out of the bag one by one and place them in alphabetical order.

 

For older students, write words on the back of each egg instead of letters and have the students arrange the words in alphabetical order, e.g., barn, belly, bush, dress, drink, etc.

 

Scoot

This game can be used no matter what content you are currently teaching! Simply print out copies of the Easter Egg Template on white cardstock. Cut out each egg and write a math fact, word problem, or task of any kind on the back of each egg. Number the front of each egg using a black marker. Place one egg on each desk in numerical order with the number of the egg showing. Give each student a recording sheet to record their answers. Assign each student a number as their starting egg. Provide an allotted amount of time for students to answer each egg. Make sure to remind students to write their answers in the numbered box that matches the number on their eggs. When the time for each egg is up, use a signal to tell the students to move to the next egg. Students will move in the same direction and follow numerical order. Play continues until the students return back to the card they started at.

 

These are just a few ideas of how to use this resource! The possibilities are endless!

 

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