Do you know what I think we all need more of right now? Fun. And easy. Easy fun. Yes – easy fun for Easter! That is exactly what is needed right now.
So for the next 5 days I am going to be sharing with you Easter freebies that make Easter fun super easy.
Here is all you need to do …
Pop on over to the blog (www.HowWeeLearn.com) each day and you will see a new blog post – just like this one! These blog posts will have your Easter Freebie of the day and will have fun ways to play and learn with that freebie.
Today is Day #1 so let’s get right to it!
This Easter Freebie is one that can be used in so many ways. The freebie is this adorable printable of little eggs that have both lowercase and uppercase letters.
Learning is always so much more fun when it is pretty!
These little letter Easter eggs can be used in so many different ways for play. And they are great for big kids as well as those little ones just learning letters.
To begin, you will notice that the Easter egg letters are grouped into the letter groupings that are best when introducing letters to our little ones. They begin with the six letters: s, a, t, i, p, n. If you are new here and are not yet familiar with this order for teaching letter recognition, be sure to take a moment to read all about it right here: The Order for Teaching Letter Recognition.
How can we play and learn with these Easter Egg Letters?
There are so many fun ways to play and learn with these Easter egg letters! Here are a few of my favourites for kids of all ages.
Cut out one set at a time and work with only one letter grouping at a time when you are working with young children new to learning letters. Here are some fun ways to explore and play:
Play a matching game! Get plastic Easter eggs and put the letters inside. Have little ones open the eggs to match the letters. This is also wonderful for strengthening little hands
Hide the letters around a room! Have your child walk around to collect all the letters he can find and then match them up, lowercase beside uppercase. If a letter or two is still missing, he will know when matching.
Get gluing! Use a piece of paper and have your child glue his matching name letters side by side.
Go on a name hunt! Using his piece of paper with his name letters, have your little one go on a name hunt to try to find an item in your home that starts with each sound of his name. “Ben” might find a: banana, egg, net
Older children who are familiar with their letters can cut out all of the letters to play with at once.
ABC Match Up! Have your child cut out all of the letters and sort through to match all of the uppercase and lowercase letters in alphabetical order
Match Me! Turn all of the eggs upside down and play a game of memory turning over two eggs at a time. If the eggs match you get to keep the match, if they do not match, flip them over and it is the next players turn. Try to remember where the letters are.
Guess my word! Choose a word – maybe ‘Easter’ and hide those letters in a room. Have your child hunt for those letters and then unscramble them to spell your secret word. It is helpful to let your child know the number of letters in your word.
Change one letter! Spell a word using the Easter eggs. Simple words are best to use – perhaps you could begin with the word “cat”. Have your child change one letter to make a new word – perhaps she changes a letter to make the word “rat”. You could then add a letter to make the word “rate”. She could then change a letter to make the word “late”. See how long you can play this game.
Alright, now that we know lots of fun and easy ways to get playing and learning with these Easter egg letters, grab your FREE PRINTABLE right here:
I hope these Easter egg themed lowercase and uppercase letters are helpful for you and yours. Happy playing and learning (and Happy Easter!)
Be sure to come back tomorrow for Easter Freebie #2!