Easter Egg Decorating

I didn’t realise how much time children would spend decorating felt eggs until I created this set for my grandchildren. I asked them to choose the colour of the eggs they wanted to decorate and then provided lots of felt decorations for them to use. This is a simple idea – which provides open ended opportunities for play and creativity and which leads to discussions about colours and patterns and how many, and what shape and lots of vocabulary development. Children can decorate together – having to share and cooperate with finite resources or work on their own.

Get your pattern for Easter Egg Decorating here

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Egg Hunting Baskets

Tune : Are you Sleeping?

Hunting eggs
Hunting eggs
one by one
one by one
Put them in a basket
Put them in a basket
Oh what fun!
Oh what fun!

Practice counting to five whilst hunting for eggs.

Find the number of eggs to match the word or number on the basket.

Learn to recognise numerals and number words.

Get your pattern for Egg Hunting Baskets here

 

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Little Chick, Little Chick Hide and Seek Game

This is a fun interactive game that children love to play. It encourages vocabulary development and colour recognition.  Depending on the concepts you are trying to develop you can make the eggs using plain coloured felt as I have or introduce patterns. This felt set is easy to make. No sewing at all.

This is how we play.

First, talk about the eggs, highlighting colours, perhaps you could count them as well.

Then,in a sneaky way, hide the chick underneath one of the eggs. If children are younger you might need to let the chick poke out just a little in the beginning.

Then chant with the children:

Little Chick, Little Chick

Playing hide and seek.

Are you under the [colour ] egg?

Let’s take a peek.

Children take turns guessing which egg the chick is hiding under by identifying an egg by colour and removing it to search underneath for the chick.

For example:

Are you under the red egg?

If the child’s guess is incorrect replace egg and begin again.

Get your Little Chick, Little Chick Hide and Seek Felt Board Pattern

 

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Five Little Easter Eggs with a free template

Five little Easter eggs,
lovely colours wore,
Mother ate the pink one,
Then there were four.

Four little Easter eggs,
two and two, you see,
Daddy ate the green one,
Then there were three.

Three little Easter eggs,
before I knew,
Sister ate the purple one,
Then there were two.

Two little Easter eggs,
oh, what fun!
Brother ate the yellow one,
Then there was one.

One little Easter egg,
See me run!
I ate the last one,
And then there were none.

This is such an easy felt set to make. Decorate the eggs with Ric Rac as I have done or use your imagination and try sequins and ribbon.

I’ve provided a template for the egg pattern here.

 Felt Board Magic – Five Little Easter Eggs Template.

 

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