I love it when I come across a good idea that fits seasonally and academically. Last week on Pinterest, I saw several versions of word families written or glued onto plastic Easter eggs, at just the same time that GoGoGirl is working on CVC words and word families. Perfect!
This was a super easy project. I used the slightly larger plastic eggs (on clearance, 6 for 50 cents) and colorful permanent markers. I put one ending and eight starting consonants on each egg – GoGoGirl twists the top of the egg to make and read eight different words. Here are the word families I made today:
-ap: cap, gap, lap, map, nap, sap, tap, zap
-et: get, jet, let, net, set, vet, wet, yet
-in: bin, din, fin, kin, pin, sin, tin, win
-ot: cot, dot, got, hot, lot, not, pot, rot
-ug: bug, dug, hug, jug, mug, pug, rug. tug
I slipped a little cracker or a jelly bean in each egg and hid them in the yard or in the house, and when GoGoGirl found each egg, she had to read all eight words before she could open it for a treat. She loved the game!
I am going to add a coating of matte sealer to these tonight, because I’m thinking that the writing will rub off after many uses. And I bought a couple extra packages, so next week I can add some other word families!
How are you using plastic eggs this week?