We started out with an Easter Egg hunt. I asked each family to send 20 prestuffed eggs in. We numbered the eggs and each student could only find their number. This is a great way to make the hunt educational, fair and also allow it to last more than 1 second.
We "hid" the eggs while the students were at the library. We had only 1 egg with no number and that was the golden egg. I put a dollar in there :)
I don't ask the students to bring baskets because they are bulky and not everyone has them, so we just give them a grocery bag with their name on it. We get them in a line so that they all start at the same time and have a chance to find the golden egg.
Hunting for their numbers...it's hard to pass all those eggs up, but they do well finding just their number and putting the rest back.
Look who found the golden egg? What was really cute, was that she couldn't reach the egg up in the tree and had to ask someone for help to get it.
Counting and sorting eggs - see I told you it was educational!
Awesome job sorting! :)
For our party, I like to have stations with the parents. It's a great way to involve the parents and let the kids enjoy having their moms (or sometimes dads) help.
Dying Easter Eggs. They get to dye and decorate their own eggs. I put them in a Ziploc bag at the end of the day and sent them home. (I pray they aren't in their book bags and made it home safely!)
Sight Word Memory
Graphing M&Ms! This came from someone's blog - I meant to look at the bottom of that worksheet, but I will add it as soon as I know where it came from.
Tissue Paper Eggs - I love a good tissue paper craft and all this tissue paper came from the Dollar Tree for just $1!
When all of that was finished, we did have food - I forgot to take a picture! We also had a special friend today, Mrs. Bales who came to read us lots of stories. The kids enjoyed her facial expressions and voices while she was reading, it was definitely a treat!
The sight word memory game & tissue paper Easter egg both came from my Easter centers pack. It is 50% off through Easter! Stop by TpT and grab your own copy!
We have 1 1/2 days until Spring Break. I can't wait to get to the beach! Happy Easter everyone!