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Spring has finally arrived and that means that the temperatures are rising, flowers are beginning to bloom, and it’s time to start busting out the Easter activities!
Carrots, baskets, and of course, Easter bunnies are all making appearances as we prep for this spring holiday, but for this particular activity, the Easter eggs are the star of the show!
They come in so many different colors and designs that matching them makes a fun spring math activity all by itself!
And that’s exactly what we’ve done!
We’ve taken the excitement that is finding Easter eggs and turned it into a fun math activity that is perfect for spring!
Colors, shapes, and different designs… Your students will have to look at them all with this Easter egg pattern matching activity!
Easter Egg Matching
Matching games are pretty much a staple in most preschool and kindergarten classrooms. They’re essential for helping young children learn to identify similarities and differences in objects and they really provide excellent opportunities for working on those visual discrimination skills.
They’re also a great way for children to work on developing their social skills as they learn how to take turns, communicate with each other, and play fairly.
But, beyond all of that, they’re also a lot of fun!
They’re simple games with simple rules that young children can easily understand and play on their own and this Easter egg pattern matching activity is no different.
This download contains 12 different Easter egg pairs for your students to work on matching and every single one of them is bright and colorful.
You’ll want to laminate them for durability but you could laminate and use them as is if you’d like for single players or as a quiet activity for early finishers or you could add a piece of colored cardstock to the back of each egg before laminating so that they can’t be seen through the paper and use them as a memory matching game for multiple children to play together.
Moving Beyond the Matching Game
The possibilities are endless with this egg pattern matching activity!
- Looking for a fun sensory bin activity for Easter? Make your own spring sensory bin filled with shredded paper, paper Easter grass, yarn, or even dyed rice and hide the Easter eggs in the bin and have your students search for the matches.
- Want to add some fine motor practice to the activity? Add some brightly colored clothespins to your sensory bin and have your students use them to pick up the Easter egg cards as they match them.
- Maybe you’re looking to add in some science instead. Add magnets to the back of your Easter eggs and then have your students use a magnet wand to search for them in your sensory bin. You could also do this while playing the typical matching game for a fun twist.
- Or create a classroom Easter egg hunt! Hide all of the Easter eggs around the room and have your little learners find the matches! If the weather’s nice, you could even take this idea outside to the playground!
- Want to incorporate some gross motor movement? Spread your students out and give each one of them an egg. Call out a physical movement that you’d like them to do while they work on finding their match. Maybe they can hop like Easter bunnies or waddle like some ducks. If you’re in need of some ideas, these spring movement cards are absolutely perfect for this activity!
However you decide to use this Easter egg pattern matching activity, just remember, memory matching games are a lot of fun all on their own and they’re such a great way to work on a number of different skills with your students, but there really is no one right way to use them!
There are so many amazing new ideas our there and your students are going to love trying them all!
More Fun Easter Themed Activities for Preschoolers
Looking to level up your Easter themed learning? Give a few of these fun ideas a try!