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Simple Paper Easter Egg Match


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March 27, 2017

Simple Paper Easter Egg Match - completed gameIn a pre-k classroom, children sometimes need alone time to decompress. There's usually at least two areas where this is feasible: the quiet center and computer center. The former is filled with stuffed animals, soft pillows, squishy toys, and one-person games. Holidays are the perfect time to introduce new activities to this center, like this Easter egg match. It's very easy to make and perfect for preschool and pre-k classes, in that it allows students to practice recognizing similarities and differences.

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Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1 Matching Board

Source: Google for the egg clipart

Supplies:

  • laminator with 2 sheets
  • scissors
  • 6 hard 1/2 inch Velcro pieces
  • 6 soft 1/2 inch Velcro pieces
  • 2 pieces white card stock
  • Microsoft word
  • Google images
  • color printer
Simple Paper Easter Egg Match - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Use Google images to find six different clip art Easter egg patterns. In a Microsoft Word document, place 3 eggs in a column on the left side. Leave a few inches in between and place 3 more eggs in another column. Add a title, print it out, and laminate. Now add a piece of Velcro to the right of each egg, about an inch or so away.
  2. Simple Paper Easter Egg Match - design of game board
     
  3. Now place the same six eggs in another document and print them out. Cut out the eggs, laminate them, and cut them out again. Place a piece of soft Velcro on the back of each egg.
  4. Simple Paper Easter Egg Match - laminated eggs
     
    Simple Paper Easter Egg Match - Velcro attached to backs of eggs
     
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  5. Match the eggs! Kids can add and remove the eggs over and over because of the Velcro. When the game becomes too easy, you can make a larger board with more eggs. Having eggs that are more similar would also be a challenge!
  6. Simple Paper Easter Egg Match - game board with Velcro and matched eggs
     
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