Easter Egg Phonics for Beginning Readers with Printables

Do you have an emerging reader who knows all the beginning sounds that words make? Are they ready to focus on the middle and ending sounds of words? Or beginning to read consonant-vowel-consonant words?  

phonics activity for beginning readers easter activity

I made this egg game with simple clip art photos (courtesy of Microsoft Clip Art) 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 hereThey 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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  1. What a fantastic idea! Thank you so much for sharing.

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

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


  5. 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.

  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. 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. 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. Very creative! Stopping by from Weekly Wrap-up!

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

  12. 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!

  13. These are great! I will be pinning (and hoping to get to them before Easter!).

  14. Just stopped by for the first time and love this blog. Also, I love this idea!!! I want to try this w/ my kiddos. Thanks for sharing!!

  15. This is such a neat idea. I’m always trying to come up with new phonics games for the kids..

  16. Thank You!! I just pinned this activity. I would love if you shared this post on my fun frugal friday linky party. http://www.funfrugalmommy.blogspot.com I also love the toddler egg activity as well. : )

  17. We have done similar activities and my kids just love searching for eggs or whatever I hide. It’s so cool when you can incorporate learning into their favorite activities.

  18. Cute idea!!

    Popping in from Pre-K corner.

  19. What a great idea! Can’t wait to try it. Thank you.

  20. What great activity! Thanks so much for sharing with The Kids Co- Op!

  21. This is SUCH A GREAT idea! I printed it off & plan on doing it with my son next week- thank for the printable! I featured this at TGIF this week – http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/03/tgif-linky-party-23.html – Thanks again for linking up & sharing your creativity with the rest of us. I look forward to seeing what you link up this week!!
    Beth =-)

  22. This is such a great activity … and I love that it can be adapted for a number of ages and levels! Thanks for so generously sharing your printable! I featured this as the Free Printable of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/LivingMontessoriNow.


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