Kids love scavenger hunts. That’s probably why there are so many fun egg hunt ideas this time of year.
If you are looking for some fun ways to practice math facts at home, this simple idea would be perfect this month.
Get the kids moving and having fun with this simple Easter egg math activity.
We love using our colorful eggs in lots of plastic egg activities each spring.
There are so many fun ideas for little ones, but this one is perfect for elementary kids. After all, they deserve to have fun while learning, too!
Easter Egg Math Activity
To begin, decide which math facts your child will be working on.
For early learners you may want to focus on simple addition problems. For older kids you can use it to work on subtraction, multiplication, or even division facts.
You could even make it more challenging by creating problems using a combination of math facts.
Once you have determined which math facts to focus on, you can start creating your problems.
Cut small slips of paper that can fit inside your eggs. Use a pen to write a math problem on one slip, then write the answer to the problem on a separate slip.
Continue doing this until you have enough problems and answers to fill the eggs you are using.
In each egg place either a piece of paper with a problem or an answer. To make it even more fun, you may want to include a small piece of candy or a sticker in some of the eggs as well.
When finished, make sure the eggs are closed securely. Then hide them.
Hunting for eggs outside is a great way to get the kids moving in the fresh air. Of course, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can hide them inside instead.
Math Facts Egg Hunt
Once the eggs are hidden, give your child a basket, or a small bucket, and send them on their math facts egg hunt.
Have them place the eggs they find into their basket.
Once they have collected the eggs you may want them to open them indoors. We discovered the tiny slips of paper blew away in the slightest breeze.
Challenge your child to match the math problems with the correct answers.
If you have more than one child participating, they can help each other.
We had a lot of team work going on as the kids worked together to solve the problems. For instance, “I have 8×5. Do you have 40?”
Saying the problem and answer out loud adds a new layer to the learning.
Your child has the visual aspect of seeing the problem, the auditory factor of hearing it, and some kinesthetic learning going on as they manipulate the slips of paper to match problems and answers.
This Easter egg math activity is a fun way to work on math facts this spring.
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