Easter Egg Phonics for Beginning Readers with Printables

My preschooler knows all the sounds of her letters and has long had an obsession with the beginning sounds of words.  Lately, I’ve been looking for fun ways to help her focus on the middle and ending sounds of words, too, and I’ve been pointing out consonant-volwel-consonant words to her.

I made this egg game with simple clip art photos and letters tucked inside the eggs, then hid them all over the house and gave her an Easter basket to go and find them.  When she returned with a full basket, we put them on the tray and got to work, putting the letters in the correct order and sounding out each one to make a word.

You can download my printables for this activity here or by clicking on the picture to the left. They can be printed on cardstock for more durability.  They could also be laminated.

Modifications for kids of all ages:

Toddlers: Fill the eggs with  small  animals they are learning the names of (like from Toobs), foam or paper circles/squares/triangles to learn shapes, pieces of colored paper to learn colors, magnetic letters and numbers, etc.  Hiding and finding the eggs also helped my little guy understand what an Easter egg hunt is all about, so he is ready for the Easter Bunny.

Early elementary students: Put the letters of their spelling words in each egg.  Also can be used for words they need more practice with reading. Who doesn’t love an egg hunt?  My first grader loved putting together his challenging reading words for the week.


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16 Responses to Easter Egg Phonics for Beginning Readers with Printables

  1. What a fantastic idea! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Alex says:

    This is great! thanks for the free pdf and the idea.

  3. Siggi says:

    Ooh – cute idea! Nice alternative to the eggs-full-of-candy for Easter too. I bet I could get the kids to trade completed words for a big bunny or something! Fewer ants if we miss one that way, too!

  4. Kerry says:

    Thanks for this great curriculum idea! My preschooler will love this!

    -Kerry

  5. Angela says:

    Thanks I am glad to see this game it will help me get my daughter started on reading. Check out my use of Easter eggs in 3 printables.
    amamas2centsworth.blogspot.com

  6. I’ll be using this one for sure. My kids are always getting into the plastic eggs early anyway. Now I have a purpose to put them to for the month!

  7. Jenni says:

    This is such a great idea. I love fun and easy ways to for the kids to learn. It’s even better when they don’t realize they’re learning! Found your blog through the Weekly Wrap-Up and stopping by to say hi!

  8. dmamma says:

    So, so fun! Thanks for sharing. I plan to stop by again and see what you are up to. Found you through the weekly wrap-up and I can see you’ve got some great things happening here.

  9. what a great idea!! my kiddos love eggs. i will probably be using this one with my 3yr old. he really could care less what the rest of the crew is doing with education 😉

  10. Jessy says:

    Very creative! Stopping by from Weekly Wrap-up!

  11. Tori says:

    I was just getting ready to make some printables similar to this for my preschooler. Thanks for sharing and for saving me time!

  12. Angela says:

    Thanks for your help. I am currently doing an internship for literacy and this is another great idea to have in my bag of tricks!

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