There are so many uses for plastic Easter eggs! This activity encourages counting, matching and fine motor practice. I first saw this Easter egg number matching idea from Room-Mom101 and thought my kids would love it. We added a couple extra learning ideas to increase the fine motor practice in this fun Easter egg counting game for preschoolers.
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To Make Your Easter Egg Counting Game
What you need:
plastic Easter eggs
What to do:
On the plastic Easter eggs, draw numbers on the top half of the egg with the corresponding number of dots on the bottom half.
On a tray, place some mini pom-poms, the tweezers and a magnifying glass with the opened eggs. Allow the kids to find a number on an egg, count that amount of pom-poms, and then match the other half of the egg.
To the tray I added a glass egg tray for the kids to put their completed eggs in (an empty egg carton would have been a better choice but I didn’t have one on hand!).
My older child got through this much faster than I thought he would. To make it more challenging you can mix up the colors of the eggs so that the dotted half is a different color than the numbered half.
Younger children can forgo the counting and number matching and simply match colors. Using tweezers to add Pom-poms to the eggs is such great fine motor practice for them too!
This counting game incorporates fine motor and math through fun and holiday preparation!