Don’t know what to do with all those plastic eggs you have stored away? Try “EGG”-cellent Words! (Perfect for preK-1st)
CVC (a dozen words) -- CVCe (a dozen words) -- short vowel with digraphs (a dozen words) –- short vowel with consonant blends (a dozen words)
• 3 pages of 1” letter tiles to spell 48 skill-specific words (all tiles are numbered; one letter in each word has a picture clue, too!)
• 4 “Egg”-cellent Words recording sheets
Print out all pages on white cardstock. Laminate the pages of letter tiles and cut out. Place recording sheets in page protectors (or laminate).
Gather 48 regular-sized plastic eggs. Number each egg from 1-48 with a permanent marker. (I found I needed to place clear packing tape over the numbers so they didn’t rub off.) You could also label the eggs with numbered stickers. Stuff each egg with its corresponding tiles.
I store my eggs in egg cartons, but you could toss them in a basket just as easily. Time to crack open some eggs!
Each words’ letter tiles are numbered accordingly so they do NOT get mixed up! Likewise, each words’ beginning letter has the corresponding picture attached to it. For instance, when a student cracks open egg #1, they will see 3 tiles come out; 1 with a picture of jam and a “j” with a small “1” in the bottom corner, 1 with an “a” and a “1” in the corner, and 1 with an “m” and a “1” in the corner.
The student will then unscramble the letters to spell the word “jam.” Finally, s/he will write the word on the “Egg”-cellent Words recording sheet in Egg #1. The letter tiles are then returned to the egg, placed back in the carton, and a new egg is cracked open and unscrambled!
Happy cracking... and even happier spelling those skill-specific words! My Kinders love this center like you wouldn’t believe!