Monday, April 2, 2012

E is for Easter!

Today we did an counting egg hunt.
That sounds a little drab, but it was actually really fun!!

At Preschool we started learning about the letter Ee!

So all week we focused on fun Eastery things we could do to learn about the letter Ee.

We read The Golden Egg Book,
By Margaret Wise Brown.
(She also wrote Good Night Moon,
and she has written tons of Bunny themed books)
This book is darling, and is one of my favorite Easter books!

So for our hunt, I printed the numbers 1-5 and
cut them out and put one number in each egg.

After they found their eggs,
Then they had to tell me what number they had,
and they took that many pieced of candy.

The kids really didn't mind at all that the candy did not come in the eggs, because I explained that the would eventually get the candy.
I wish I would have done this with my Kindergartners,
This is something room mothers,
or sixth grade helpers,
would love to help the kids count out their candy.
And I would have definitely had four or five candy stations.

You could also do this with other grades,
using addition for first and second grades,
subtraction, even division or multiplication for the upper grades.

In keeping with the Easter theme, we also read The Runaway Bunny, also by Margret Wise Brown.
It's about a little Bunny who threatens to run away,
and his mommy tells him all the ways she will love him and find him.

I found these masks at Walmart for $1,
so we decided to act out the Runaway Bunny.

Happy Easter week!!


  1. I really love that egg hunt idea!! Thanks for sharing this on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land...hope to see you again soon!

  2. Great idea for an Easter egg hunt! Thanks for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to the collaborative Easter board at


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