Easter Egg Color Hunt Idea

I’m not sure why I’ve never done this before, because I’m sure I’ve seen the idea somewhere! This year for our Easter Egg hunt, I decided to color-code it.  I think it worked so well…and I plan to use the idea again next year!

Ideas for Easter Egg Hunts

 

1)  Assign each child an egg color.  Determine how many you will hide for each and fill them.  (We used coins this year and a dollar in the big egg for each girl.  They were pretty happy with it and didn’t complain about the lack of candy…too much!)

2)  Hide the eggs according to each child’s “finding” ability.

3)  Write down the number of eggs to find and the color assigned for each child on a note.

4)  If your child is reading, give them the note and let them go find them.  Of course, if they are not yet reading, you’ll need to give verbal directions!

I really loved that I could make the egg hunt more challenging for my oldest daughter than for the younger ones.  Plus, everyone ended up with the same amount of money, so they were happy about that!

You could also use this idea to do a color sort with your preschooler or kindergartner.  Just hide all the eggs, let them find them, and then sort them by color.

A few more plastic egg ideas include:

Ultimate Homeschool Pinterest Party | 4/19

It’s time for another Ultimate Homeschool Pinterest Party!

ultimate homeschool pinterest party

Are you ready to link up?!!

Here’s how you can do it:

Choose one or all of the following:

  • Link up your main Pinterest account {personal profile}
  • Link up to 3 of your top homeschool Pinterest pins
  • Link up 1 of your top homeschool boards

PLEASE do the following:

  • Please PIN this post!  It’ll help spread the word about this new party!
  • Follow others who are linking up in the party on Pinterest.
  • PIN at least 5 pins from this list {of course you can pin more!}

What will you receive?

  • You will receive new Pinterest followers.
  • Your pins will be repinned and shared by a large homeschool audience.
  • Find new and exciting homeschool content!

By the way, here are all the co-hosts. Your pins will show up on all 5 sites!!

This linky starts every Friday at midnight and remains open all week.


God’s Little Explorers: E is for Excited (Emotions) + Jesus is Alive!

Each Thursday, I will be reposting our lessons from last year.  If you want to follow along with us, we’d love to have you!

Considering purchasing the complete download of God’s Little Explorers?  You can find out the top 10 differences between the weekly free preschool lesson plans and the complete download here.

 

Welcome!  Here are this week’s lesson plans.  You can find the printable plans at the bottom of the post.  If you’d like to know more about God’s Little Explorers Preschool Curriculum, head over here.  Please feel free to share your ideas in the comments or send me an email!  Also, if you find any errors, please feel free to let me know.  This is a work-in-progress!!

God’s Little Explorers Week 26

  • Theme:  ”e” is for Excited (Emotions) + Jesus is Alive
  • Bible Story:  Jesus’ Death and Resurrection
  • Bible Verse:  “He is not here; he has risen!”  Luke 24:6 NIV
  • Letter: e
  • Color:  Black

art therapy painting sadness

Because we were focusing on emotions this week, we did some “art therapy” paintings.  First, I asked them to paint sadness….

painting anger preschool

Then, anger….

painting joy

and joy!

sorting colors

We found and sorted black items.

funny faces

Of course, we had to practice all the different kinds of emotions (and faces) we could make–happy, sad, grumpy, angry, frustrated, surprised, scared, exasperated.  They really hammed this up!

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I gave the girls several plastic eggs and had them draw whatever kind of faces they wanted to portray.  This one is happy!

alphabet matching busy bag

We also used these Alphabet Matching Eggs for a busy bag.

Other Ideas:

Resources:

Find more resources here.

 

 

God's Little Explorers lesson plans

Download God’s Little Explorers Week 26 Lesson Plans

Easter Story Eggs: New Printable for All Ages

A few years ago, I adapted the idea of Resurrection Eggs for my {then} preschoolers.  You can find the directions and poem for my preschool Easter Story Eggs here

Because I’ve had several requests, I have updated the printable so it doesn’t include the word preschool in it.  Several have wanted to use it for church or non-preschoolers, so I wanted to give you that option!

Easter Story Eggs - Resurrection Eggs Printable

You can find the Printable Poem for Easter Story Eggs here.

preschool easter story eggs

You can also find the same printable, but it’s made for preschoolers specifically:   Printable Poem for Easter Story Eggs for Preschoolers.

Both printables include two versions:  a full 8.5″ x11″ standard size and a four-to-a-sheet 8.5″ x 11″ size.  I included both sizes in case you wanted to print the smaller size and put in a baggy with the eggs to give as a gift to families in your church or just to have for yourself at home!

resurrection eggs preschool toddler

Don’t forget to visit this post on how to make Easter Story Eggs to see how we made the eggs!