Easter is almost here which makes it a great time for one of my students’ favorite activities… Easter egg hunts! I have to admit this is one of my favorite activities too. The kids are so excited as they race around the classroom trying to collect their eggs! Another reason I love Easter egg hunts is that you can adapt them for almost any subject or skill level. Let’s grab our materials and get started!
The first step in creating a fun, engaging Easter egg hunt is to create teams. I created these egg hunt team cards using Kate Hadfield Designs clip art. This year I decided to go with a carrot theme after seeing all of Laura Kelly’s carrot obsession on her blog.
I created 6 teams with 4 students on each team. I also designated a specific color to each team in case any team is confused on what color eggs to look for.
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The next step is to think about where you want to hide your eggs around the school and/or classroom. After finding places to hide each egg, it is important to write kid-friendly clues. My goal was to make sure that my students could read and/or sound out each clue.
I decided to use these Chevron Pails to fill with Easter goodies and prizes! The pails are heavy-duty and come in a variety of colors (blue, green, purple, and pink). I used green Easter grass to fill the bottom of my pails and I filled each pail with a plastic carrot Easter egg full of jelly beans and goodies from the Easter Egg Filler Assortment.
Check out this hippity hoppity Easter tag that I made for each pail. You can use the back of the tag to write a personalized note to each of your students. You can download these tags for free: Click Here!
I used these carrot stationery note cards from Laura Kelly Designs to create a personalized award for each of my students for completing the classroom egg hunt. I also used my personalized stamp from Expressionery to add a special touch.
How awesome are these?
The last clue that my students will receive is in a glitter Easter egg. I focused on reading simple sentences for my Easter egg hunt, but you can focus on any subject or content area.
Are you ready to get started on your classroom Easter egg hunt? Download this free printable file with sample clues, team cards, and much more! Click the picture above to download it!
This activity is sure to get your students excited about Easter, and it is something they will remember and cherish for a lifetime! Be sure to check out all of Oriental Trading’s amazing Easter products. Happy egg hunting!
This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by the company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.