By adding some numbers to plastic Easter eggs, kids are encouraged to count and use fine motor skills in this fun Easter egg counting game for preschoolers.
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!