Easter Egg Hunt Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Posted: Mar 8th, 2016
It’s that time of year again. Time for Easter egg hunts! Scouting for brightly colored eggs filled with jellybeans is fun, but did you know it can also be educational? Children of all ages can learn important skills from participating in an egg hunt. Whether you’re planning to go to an egg hunt hosted by your community center or church, or hosting your own, check out these creative ideas to keep your child’s body and mind healthy and active!
While some of the ideas work better for toddlers or preschoolers, all children can learn healthy competition from participating in an Easter egg hunt. Before your children participate in an egg hunt, remind them to be kind and respectful to other children participating. Teach your children to be competitive without being mean. Remind children that collecting the most eggs is not the point of the activity. Having fun is!
Easter egg hunts for toddlers:
Toddlers Can Learn Colors
Before letting your toddler loose to find as many plastic eggs as possible, tell your toddler only to collect a specific color or colors of eggs. This will help your toddler distinguish between different colors and make the game more challenging!
Toddlers Can Learn Shapes
If you’re creating your own egg hunt, fill plastic eggs with differently shaped objects. After the eggs are all found, reward your child for naming each of the shapes in his or her eggs.
Easter egg hunts for preschoolers:
Preschoolers Can Learn Numbers
If you’re creating your own egg hunt, use a permanent marker to number the plastic eggs before hiding them. Challenge your children to find the eggs in order from 1 to 20, or 1 to 100 if you’re that ambitious!
Preschoolers Can Learn Sight Words
If you’re creating your own egg hunt, fill plastic eggs with pieces of paper with words your child is learning to recognize. After the eggs are all found, reward your child for being able to read all the words in his or her eggs.
Preschoolers Can Learn Teamwork
If you’re creating your own egg hunt, fill plastic eggs with puzzle pieces. After all the eggs are collected, have the children work together to build the puzzle. Reward children for their team work!
At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies of Atlanta, GA, we believe learning should be fun. With these creative Easter egg hunt ideas, your children will come back to day care, preschool or pre-K excited to share their egg hunt stories. We want to encourage that kind of excitement toward learning every day. Each of our Kids ‘R’ Kids locations provides an advanced curriculum and a nurturing environment for learning, growth and development.
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