My children are obsessed with Easter Egg hunts, and they hide and search for eggs throughout the year! Egg hunting is fun, because they love to run around and discover what’s hidden in each egg! My daughter is currently 5.5 years old, and for the past few years, we have had a lot of fun with educational Easter Egg games! These fun games can teach reading and math. They can be adapted to any language and age, and I’m excited to show you 10+ different ways to play and learn!
- 复活节彩蛋活动 / 復活節彩蛋活動 (Fùhuó jié cǎidàn huódòng / Easter Egg Hunt)
- 我们一起玩吧！/ 我們一起玩吧！(Wǒmen yīqǐ wán ba! / Let’s play together!)
- 找找看(Zhǎo zhǎo kàn / Search for it)
- 蛋在哪里 / 蛋在哪裡? (Dàn zài nǎlǐ? / Where is the egg?)
- 我找到了! (Wǒ zhǎodàole / I found it!)
- 蛋是什么颜色 / 蛋是什麼顏色? (Dàn shì shénme yánsè?)
- 你有几个蛋? / 你有幾個蛋? (Nǐ yǒu jǐ gè dàn? / How many eggs do you have?)
- 蛋里有什么? / 蛋裡有什麼? (Dàn li yǒu shé me? / What’s inside the egg?)
What You Need for Educational Easter Egg Games
- Easter eggs! If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll notice that this is one of the few times that I have posted plastic toys. We got a bag of Easter Eggs from a friend whose children had outgrown Easter eggs, and our church has been giving them out at Sunday School. Otherwise, we are trying to minimize plastic consumption. For environmentally-friendly alternatives, you can:
- Pen, pencil, &/or marker
Educational Easter Egg Games that teach reading and math!
First, I’ll explain the Easter Egg games that my family has played, and then I’ll highlight easy Easter activities from other great websites! These activities teach Chinese, Korean, English, and math!
1. Word Scavenger Hunt
One of our first Easter Egg games consisted of a scavenger hunt for different Korean words! My daughter was an early reader, and to make reading fun, we put a small Post-It note with a Korean word in each egg. At that time, I added a sticker related to the word to serve as a visual prompt in case my daughter was unsure of the word. (In hindsight, I would have put it on the back of the Post-It). On a separate sheet of paper was a checklist of all of the Korean words that we needed to find. We were excited to see who could find the most eggs containing the words!
2. Sentence Scavenger Hunt
Last year, we copied sentences from books we are reading (eg, 复活节 (Easter) by Gail Gibbons in the image below). My children had so much fun searching for the eggs, and my oldest, who was 4 at the time, was excited to see what sentences she would get!
3. Easter message writing practice
This year, my daughter was much more involved with the Easter Egg game preparation! In fact, she had her own plans for what she wanted me to write with her! I couldn’t help but take many pictures of her adorable kid handwriting – can you spot which ones are hers?
4. Math practice
This year, on the back of each Easter egg message, we wrote random numbers. I went for single digits while my daughter wrote as many numbers as she could think of…
And we ended up with a complicated addition equation! Although she has been adding high place values and carrying over for some time, this was a bit overwhelming for her at first. We worked together through the ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands values, and then my daughter felt confident about finishing the math problem!
Educational Easter Egg Games from around the web
5. Easter Egg Spin and Spell
Raising Dragons shows how to review CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words with Easter Eggs!
6. Spin, read, and practice Chinese sentences!
Spot of Sunshine adapted the above egg activity for Chinese reading practice! You could even do this with Chinese radicals! Be sure to check our Spot of Sunshine’s Free Printable: Easter Holy Week Activity 復活節活動 as well!
Fun and easy Easter themed Chinese character review activity inspired by Raising Dragons. All you need are some larger Easter eggs (found our's at the dollar store. Be sure to check thrift stores too. They usually have lots) and a permanent marker. Then write the sentences you want to review! We've been using this to review characters we've been learning through Sagebooks.
Posted by Spot of Sunshine 好陽光 on Thursday, March 14, 2019
7. One-to-one correspondence with numbers
Here’s another video from Raising Dragons that show an Easter Egg game for counting practice!
8. Math with Egg Cartons and Fractions!
As with any activity, you can adjust the goals to your child’s level. In the video below, Kids Math Teacher has fraction lessons with different denominators!
9. More Easter Egg Games for Kids
We Are Teachers shows more ways to teach with Easter Eggs!
10. Even more learning activities with Easter Eggs!
The Purple Alphabet shows different preschool learning activities that you can try with your kids!
As you can see, Easter eggs can be a versatile learning toy for children of all ages! You can play Easter Egg Games to motivate your kids to practice reading and math all year round!
If you try any of these Easter Egg Games with your family, please leave a comment or tag @CHALKAcademy on Instagram and Facebook! We love hearing about how other families encourage learning through play!
Easter Gift Basket Ideas
- 10 Best Open-Ended Toys For Children That Promote Creativity and Learning
- Ultimate Gift Guide for Kids Learning Chinese: Cultural, Educational, & Fun Toys
Hands-On Easter Crafts for children
- “Jesus is King” crown craft and coloring pages
- Washi Tape Cardboard Crosses
- Easter egg craft stick puzzle
- Chalk eggs with glue resist
- Cardboard Easter Egg Craft
- Free Printable: Easter Holy Week Activity 復活節活動(Spot of Sunshine)
Chinese Christian music for children
- Stream of Praise Music Ministries DVDs and CDs
- Stream of Praise Chinese Music Board Books
- 5 Simple Chinese Christian Songs for Kids & Free Printable Lyrics 五首簡單兒童聖歌和歌詞(Spot of Sunshine)
- Top Chinese Children’s Worship Albums: Mandarin & Cantonese (Spot of Sunshine)
More learning resources for children
To see Chinese children’s book recommendations, click here!
For all hands-on learning activities organized by topic, click here!
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