Happy Spring everyone! I hope the weather is treating you well where you are! Spring can be pretty hit or miss, especially around Easter time. You never know if you are going to be able to sport your favorite new spring outfit or keep the winter coats out. Here in California, it can be pretty rainy and windy at this time of year. I have just the thing today to keep your spirits high, even if the weather is trying to bring you down.? I love incorporating Easter eggs into my classroom and lessons this time of year. The kids love it and are so engaged. Read on for my favorite CVC word games with Easter eggs!
Word Games with Easter Eggs
There are so many different games and activities you can play in your classroom with Easter eggs. The best part is, they are low-prep, cost-effective, and can be used year after year! #winwinwin
Just be sure to go over how to handle the Easter eggs with your students so they don’t break and you don’t lose pieces. Nobody wants a basket full of mismatched and cracked eggs. Today, I am sharing my 3 favorite CVC word games with Easter eggs!
Rhyming Easter Eggs Word Game
Rhyming Easter eggs is one of my favorite CVC word games with Easter eggs! For this game, you will write two words that rhyme, one word on the top half of the egg and one word on the bottom half. Take the eggs apart, mix them up, and have students work to match them back up. This game works best with only a few colors of eggs, that way the students don’t just match the colors.
Spring Word Families
The next word game is one I learned from my mom, who is also a teacher. I guess you can say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in our family! To play this game, simply use a sharpie marker to write word family words on Easter eggs. You will write different beginning sounds all around one half of the egg with one word family on the other half.
The students will then twist half of the egg so that the beginning sound moves. They will read all of the word families on each egg. This helps them work on decoding, rhyming, and fluency skills, all in one activity! After reading all of the word family words, you can have them record the words in each word family on a recording sheet.
To save on paper, I made 4 copies of the recording sheet and slid them into sheet protectors so the kids can write on them with dry-erase markers, erase, and reuse. This makes it even more fun for them, easy to sanitize and clean, and takes up less copies…YAY!
You can grab a FREE, editable version of this Spring Word Families center by clicking on the image below! You can type in whichever word families you would like to work on.
Teacher tip: make a few different versions up front and rotate through them. You can also use this to differentiate and help students with certain vowel sounds. One page can be all short a words, another short e, and so on. You can also make this game more challenging by writing beginning blends on the side of the egg.
CVC Easter Egg Hunt Game
The last word game with Easter eggs I’ll share today is called CVC Easter Egg Hunt. To play this game, write one word on each Easter egg, using several word families altogether. Hide the eggs around the room, either before your students arrive or while they are off to recess or specials. Place Easter baskets or other containers around the room with word family labels.
When you say GO, the students will search and find the eggs, sound out the word, and find the matching word family basket to drop the egg in. Keep playing until all of the eggs are found!
I hope your students love these CVC word games with Easter eggs as much as mine do. They make for a lot of easy, DIY learning fun in the spring! For more spring learning activity ideas, check out this blog post!