Many parents are frustrated because the regular Easter candies and eggs aren’t easy to find during Coronavirus lockdown. I know I struggled to find candy for my kids, especially at a reasonable price. This easter egg hunt is not meant to be a substitute for a classic egg hunt, but it totally could be! I usually do this as a circle time activity with my students, with printed eggs, but I wanted to make this even simpler, using no printer ink. I made this Easter egg hunt to make a day that, for many, is a time to gather with extended family a little more special at home. This at-home Easter egg hunt is not just about finding eggs ( or, in this case, terrible drawings of eggs). It’s about matching colors and patterns too. Differentiating between colors and patterns is an important skill called visual discrimination, and it’s vital for reading and math further down the line. Why not bring some Easter fun into your home and work on that skill at the same time?
Pattern Matching Easter Egg Hunt
Gather your materials. You will need some different color paper. I am using post-it notes because I have a bunch on hand, but you can use regular paper too. You will also need a marker. That’s it.
Start by drawing eggs on the paper. Perfection is not required, clearly…
Draw the same pattern on two eggs of the same color. The reason I am making them the same color, as well as the same design, is to offer children a scaffold. They may just be getting the hang of matching patterns, but they have likely already mastered matching colors. So the color is a hint or little helping hand like a scaffold helps a building bec=fore it’s ready to stand on its own.
Pop one of the pair of eggs all over. Leaving the other egg in a central spot, I’m using a tray to match with.
Find and match!
Other Egg Hunt Ideas
Matching upper and lowercase letters