We love any sort of treasure hunt in our house, especially Easter Egg hunts. Recently, Ted has been doing activities from school to learn about odd and even numbers, and I thought this Easter Egg hunt game would be a really fun way to help to reinforce this learning. Ted has found it such fun, that he has played it again and again. This took minutes to make, but has resulted in hours of fun and learning. There are lots of other great Easter Egg hunts that have numbered eggs to collect, but for this I used pink eggs for odd numbers and blue eggs for even numbers.
We have been hiding the eggs all around the house, and then Ted collects the eggs and brings them back to the Hen and arranges them from 1 – 20. We have extended the game, and I have written the numbers 1 – 20 as words and Ted then matches the words to the correct numbers.
Sorry I don’t have pictures of the stages I was so keen to make this I totally forgot to take pictures of it being made.
- Card – two colours for the eggs
- Card for the hen
- Red pen
- Label for eye
- Black marker pen
How to make your own
- To make the egg shape template, I drew round the top of a small glass to make the bottom of the egg, and overlapping it slightly drew round the bottom of the small glass to make the top of the egg.
- On blue card, draw round the egg to make 10 shapes
- On pink card, draw round the egg template to make another 10 shapes
- Cut out all of the egg shapes
- Number the pink eggs odd numbers and the blue eggs even numbers, 1 – 20
- Draw a rough outline of a hen and colour in feathers and put a sticker on for the eye.
- I laminated the hen and her eggs and then cut out again – I knew that we would be using them again and again.