Alphabet Matching Game
Do you have any plastic Easter eggs hanging around? Have no idea what to do with them?
Are you in need of some activities to entertain the little ones this summer? Maybe even something a little educational?
Well, I have a tutorial that is a bit crafty and a lot educational! Make sure you check out all of my activities for kids while you’re here.
Back around Easter I ran across a blog where the author shared a cool way to re-purpose plastic Easter eggs into an alphabet matching game. I did not bookmark it and I’ve tried Googling to find her site. I can not find the blog to save my life. So, if that was your blog, consider this my shout-out to you. 🙂
- 26 plastic eggs
- uppercase and lowercase alphabet stickers (or a marker to write letters on the eggs)
- ziplock bag for storage
Gather your plastic eggs and stickers. I used larger eggs for vowels and smaller eggs for consonants.
Brilliant, I know.
This is a great activity to pull the kids in for. My five year old twins helped attach the stickers to the eggs.
We put the uppercase letter on the top part of the egg.
And then we put the lowercase letter on the bottom part of the egg.
See, the egg now matches when put together.
Only problem with my eggs would be that, according to my analytical little Nicky, the eggs really do not match because the big A and little a are different colors.
If you have very detailed children, it might be best to purchase stickers that are all the same color.
Now it is time for the game.
Take all the eggs and separate the tops from the bottom and throw them all in the same bowl and mix them up.
Your little ones will have hours of fun matching uppercase and lowercase letters to make the eggs whole again.
When you’re all done, store the eggs in a ziplock bag until you’re ready for more egg cracking fun!
How easy was that?
That is super easy! It would even be good for older kids. They could race each other to see who can get the fastest time.
Good find Crystal! 🙂
OK, that is rather brilliant!
Would you be willing to link this up to our weekly Playdate at http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/06/playdate-link-party-in-summer-12.html ?
Come & Play :: Playdate
I would love to Lori. Thanks for the invite.
I love everything about this project! Must. Find. A. Baby…
Jennifer- that is funny!
It is an honor that you stopped by and checked out my project. 🙂
Brilliant! I would never have thought of that, but what a great idea. I am gathering ideas for teaching preschool in the fall, and this is one that will definitely be on my to do list for that. Thanks so much for the great idea!
Moquelish- this is certainly a fun preschool class game! Best of luck.
What an awesome idea!
hmmm, I just received a bag of plastic eggs in a box of craft stuff someone gave me for my 5-11’s Sunday’s cool class. Now, they’re too old to need an alphabet matching game, but I am sure I can come up with some other ideas for them based on this. Thanks.
Would you consider linking up to my 20 minute tuesday party? it will start tonight into tomorrow!
It’s for projects that take 20-30 mins and cost less than $10!
Hope to see you there!
What a great idea! The eggs work perfect for this!
Super easy, super cute, super savings. You don’t need to spend a heap of money to teach young children. Very innovative.
Oh my goodness! I use a similar activity to teach Spanish verbs to my High Schoolers!!!! They love it. The top of the eggs have the verb and the bottom have the meaning. After we have gone over groups of verbs, I divi the class into teams, hand each team a bag of “verb-eggers” (not all the verb-egger bags are the same, but are verbs we have covered in class), the first team that finishes putting all the eggs together again, gets a free bell work or homework pass! I sometimes take it a step further and have them use the verbs in a quick, short story….these are hilarious. So you see, plastic eggs are just as great for the \”Big Kids\”!!!
really great idea! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!
This is such a great idea. It would be perfect for my three year old who has mastered upper case but not lower cake. I’ll link back. 🙂
Awesome idea. And these little eggs should be on sale next week!
just love this!!!
What a fun game! My daughter would love this!
I just wrote a piece for http://special-ism.com/ that they should be publishing on the 15th which has ideas for using plastic eggs. You should go there and link this idea in a comment.
Will do. Thanks for the link.
What a great idea! It’s simple but I’m sure it would keep my little man busy. Thanks for sharing! (Pinning it 🙂 )
Thanks for the pin!
We have done this and love it. These sort of games never get old. I am featuring you over on our blog today!
i love the idea of using stickers – we just used a sharpie over here and the results were a bit underwhelming.
Thanks for sharing at the Kids’ Weekly Co-Op