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Easter Egg Activity with CVC Word Families
Easter egg word family activities are the perfect way to get your students excited for Spring! In addition to your free CVC worksheets, this DIY plastic egg spelling activity will build strong readers while keeping the learning fun.
Whether you have kids at home you’re looking to entertain, or a classroom full of kindergarten or first grade kiddos, you can get them engaged in this Easter egg word family activity, today.
Materials Needed to Make Easter Egg Word Family Activities
There is a short video at the end of this post demonstrating how to do this activity with your kids at home or at school.
At this time of year, the items you need for this activity are likely to be stored away in your Easter decoration bins. The link to the word family printable worksheet is listed above. However, you don’t have to have a worksheet to keep the learning fun. Do it with or without…but the worksheet extends the phonemic awareness to writing skills. Plus, after given the opportunity to record the words, the worksheet also gives them a visual to then read off of…building fluency.
How to Make Easter Egg Word Families
Once you have all of your supplies, this Easter Egg activity can be ready in no time. Here’s how I quickly got the Easter egg activity ready for my daughter.
- Pull the plastic eggs apart.
- Write the ending of the CVC word family on the bottom half (ex. _at, _ad, _in, etc)
- Write 4-6 beginning sounds on the top half (ex. s, b, m, c) along the edge line of the egg. If you have larger eggs, which are more sturdy, you can fit more letters for the beginning sounds.
- Put the egg back together.
- Twist the egg to make CVC words. The kids will twist the plastic egg top around until all beginning sounds have matched with the word family (ending).
- Write the CVC word on the printable Easter Egg Word Families recording sheet. The CVC Easter egg worksheet has 3 blank eggs. Those will represent the 3 word families that you choose to focus on.
Learning Standards for Easter Egg Word Family Activities
The following are the standards your kiddos will work on as they do this Easter egg activity.
- Follow words left to right (concepts of print)
- Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
- Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
- Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.
- Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
- Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
- Print many upper and lowercase letters.
It’s amazing how kids can build so many skills with this fun Spring phonics game! Combine learning with Easter crafts for kids, and it’s a sure win! Along with the Easter egg word family activities, think of the endless DIY learning games you can make with these plastic eggs!