The Easter Egg Hunt is on! Begin with an egg hunt by matching alphabet letters with picture eggs that begin with their sound. Of course,Kindergarten and first grade students need to master the digraphs and short vowels. It is so confusing when the letter is a ball stick. Is it a d, b, p, or q? And letters g and j sound alike and look alike. And then there is w and y. Oh, my! This literacy center will reinforce these skills in a fun way. Included are 26 alphabet lettered Easter Eggs with 26 corresponding Picture Eggs, 24 Easter Eggs for the digraphs, 24 Easter Eggs for the letters d, b, p, and q ; also 30 eggs for w, y, j, g and g. Also included are 36 lowercase Vowel Easter Eggs. (2 different fonts for a.) Each set has 6 different patterned eggs to accommodate 6 students in a teaching group. Also included is an Easter Basket. Jelly beans, and baby chicks are included too! Hide these under a few of the eggs to add more excitement.To Play: Each set of letters will be one game, so this center would have 5 different games and skills to practice. Duplicate the basket so each child has one . (Baskets can be used in all five games).The alphabet game is simply matching letters with corresponding picture eggs. For the other four games spread the eggs on the table, hiding jelly beans and the baby chicks under a few. Each child takes a turn by choosing an egg. The intent is to get one of each kind of letter egg in the basket.S/he must name it, say the sound and give a word that begins with it. Students could even use it in a sentence for speech and language.For auditory discrimination, the teacher could also make the sound and the student would then choose the letter(s) egg that matches. If correct it is put in the child’s basket . When jelly beans are found, reward with a sticker . When a chick is found that person wins the first game. Reward with 2 stickers. Continue playing until all 3 chicks have been found, meaning there will be 3 game winners and 7 jelly bean winners for each game played. Enough fun for everyone!
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Literacy center created by Gail’s Reading Rubies
Kindergarten, First Grade, Special Education, Small intervention groups, RTI, Speech Therapy