-- Easter egg sorting and graphing by size for easter or spring, kindergarten, pre-k, math centers --
For our spring celebration day, I create 6 centers in my kindergarten classroom. This is one of my math centers and the kids love it!
This download has all you need to have your students sort, count, and graph colored, paper Easter eggs! As an optional variation, you can also buy 3-4 sizes of chocolate eggs. After the activity, kids can eat their eggs!!!
Setup: Each student has a reusable color Egg-Size Sorting Mat (that has been laminated), one worksheet to record results, and various sizes of paper eggs (included in this download, just print on cardstock and cut). (This is where you can differentiate a little. More capable students can have three or four sizes with 8 or 10 eggs, while others can be given lower quantities.
Once at center, students first sort (by size) their own supply of eggs. Students count the number of eggs in each section and then record results on their worksheet. I usually have my students put an "X" in each box. The final step (usually with parent help), students complete the right side of the graphing worksheet -- determining which column contains more, less, and equal (if any).
I hope you and your students enjoy this Easter/spring math center. Don't forget to try it with various sizes of real, chocolate eggs (not included) that students can later eat! Please let me know if you have questions. Enjoy!