Gross Motor Skill Egg Hunt

Easter has passed, but I bet you still have some left over plastic eggs laying around! Last week we had a great time hunting eggs filled with paper that had a gross motor skill written on it. The kids took turns hunting & opening the eggs, but we all did the action together.

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We had about 13 eggs, here are out gross motor skill suggestions:
-jump
-10 jumping jacks
-crab walk
-bear crawl
-crawl
-skip
-gallop
-slow walk
-fast walk
-slow run
-fast run
-slither
-leap

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Q-Tip Easter Egg Painting

20130328-130307.jpg We’ve lacked practicing our fine motor skills this week so I was hoping to find a fun and creative Easter activity specifically for fine motor skills. I came across Q-Tip Easter Egg Paintings on No Time For Flashcards and was so excited for the kiddos to do this and decorate our playroom walls with them. We made giant Easter eggs and they turned out BEAUTIFULLY!

20130328-130806.jpg The kids thought it was going to be extremely easy painting with q-tips, but they soon realized they couldn’t hold them like a regular paintbrush and had to pinch them instead.

ABC Egg Hunt & Match

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We had a BLAST with this easy ABC activity. I filled Easter eggs with letters A-Z, hid the eggs then let the kiddos hunt them till all were found. When the eggs were all accounted for the kiddos would open them and match the correct letter to the letters on our playroom ABC rug. If you don’t have an ABC rug you could use flash cards instead. The kids loved it so much they couldn’t wait to do it again!

ABC Egg Dig {In Snow}

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Yesterday’s snow was brought indoors for a little ABC recognition and sound practice for the littles.
We filled our block wagon with snow and hid our halved Easter eggs that have our uppercase letters on one half and lowercase letters on the other in the snow.

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As the littles dug through the snow they would collect the egg halves in their bowls. They loved playing in the snow while indoors where it was nice and warm {warm enough for Miss Grace to spend the day in her swim suit, obviously she is longing for summer, haha}.

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When all the eggs were found we sat down and the littles searched for the correct letters that went with their halves then matched them. I helped very little, but when an egg was matched I had the littles say their sound. They were so proud of their teamwork and one another that they kept praising one another with each success. I loved the high five!

Of course if you don’t have snow you could use other fillers such as water, sand, shaving cream & etc.