Saturday, March 28, 2015

Money Easter Egg Fun!

It's one of my favorite times of the year...SPRING! It's time for Easter, flowers, bunnies, and everything  that comes with it! 

Last year, my 2nd graders had a great time practicing their money counting skills with Easter eggs and we will be doing the same activity again this week with this years class. 

If you would like to have your students do this activity just click the picture above, or here, to access this freebie.

Here are the Directions 
Fill 26 plastic eggs with assorted amounts of fake coins.  Label each egg with the letters of the alphabet.  Hide eggs around room.  Have students hunt for eggs.  When they find an egg have them count the coins and record the amount on their sheet.  When complete, have students put coins back in the egg and return to hiding spot before continuing their search. For lower achieving students, I recommend putting the easier amounts of money at the beginning of the alphabet and have them only search up to a certain letter. Your high achievers can search for all the eggs and still be challenged. 

Check out these photos and videos of my students counting their Easter egg money!

I hope you can use this freebie in your classroom! You may find other alternatives than using money in the eggs such as pictures or small toys for beginning sounds.

I'd love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think and how it went in your room! Happy Spring!

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