Welcome to Day #2 of Easter Freebies! I hope you enjoyed learning with letters yesterday – there are so many fun ways to practice those ABCs. Today we are going to be playing with and learning about colours!
This Freebie is printable Easter Eggs with colour words written inside. There are so many fun and easy ways to play and learn with these Easter eggs – let me share some ideas with you:
How to play and learn with these Coloured Easter Eggs!
A great place to begin is to have your little ones help you cut these Easter eggs out. The large curves of these eggs are great scissor practice. Of course, if your children are very young (or if you are a big of a perfectionist – no judgement!) you can do this step yourself.
Pop them on the Stairs! Take these coloured Easter egg printables and pop them on the stairs. Everytime you go up the stairs call out the letter names with your little ones. You can also call out the first letter of each colour word as you walk up.
Go on a Scavenger Hunt (Take One)! With the Easter eggs still on the stairs, have your little one walk around to find colours to add to the stairs. On the step with the colour red your child might place a red truck, or a red shirt. Of course you will need to be careful nobody trips on the colourful staircase during this game.
Go on a Scavenger Hunt (Take Two)! For this version of a scavenger hunt, give your child one Easter egg at a time. Have him say the colour he is holding in his hand and then run around the house to find an object that is the same colour to place the egg on that object. Perhaps he will place the red egg on his red bedspread.
Bead/Button Bin Sort! Fill a bin with anything you have in your craft stash that is colourful – beads, buttons, elastics, pipecleaners, crayons, anything. Now have your child sort the items using the coloured Easter Eggs. On the red Easter egg she will place all of the red items, on the blue Easter egg she will place all of the blue items, and so on.
Pop them on the Stairs! Older children still love to play and learn on the stairs. When you pop them on the stairs for your older learners, have them try to put the coloured eggs in alphabetical order.
What letter is missing! Keeping the coloured Easter eggs on the stairs, use painters tape to hide one or two letters. As your child walks up the stairs have him try to figure out what letter(s) is/are missing.
Spell the colour with items! Have your child choose a colour word in secret. Perhaps he chooses the word ‘red’. Have him walk around to collect items that will spell the word. Maybe he collects a racecar, an egg, and a duck. You then need to guess his colour word.
Learn about shades and hues! Put all sorts of items in a bin for your child. Any colourful items at all will work – buttons, beads, crayons, pipecleaners, whatever you have on hand. Now have your child sort them based on colour. This will be a very interesting learning opportunity for your child as he will need to make discerning decisions to see what colour is closest to the colour on the printed Easter eggs.Alright, now that we know exactly how to play and learn with these coloured Easter eggs, it is time for you to grab your FREE PRINTABLE right here:
I hope you and yours have a fun time playing and learning with these free printable coloured Easter eggs!
Be sure to come back tomorrow for Easter Freebie #3!