Friday, March 25, 2016

Bunnies, Chicks, and Eggs!

It's time to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for the weekly Five for Friday link party!
Bunnies, chicks and eggs were all a part of our learning activities during this week before Easter.
Plastic eggs were used for a language game.  Each egg contained a multi-step direction or a 'wh' question.  The learners chose an egg from a basket, and then either answered the question or followed the directions given.  
Other learning activities included matching shape bunnies to shape carrots, and
 matching egg halves to find sets of rhyming words.
After reading 'There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick', I put the EQ on the team board from my 'Old Lady Chick' pack.  
Each little learner had a copy on a clipboard and colored or circled the answer.  
It was a great way to assess comprehension of the story.
We also used fuzzy baby chicks to practice sorting and patterning.
After using the chicks to make a pattern, the pattern was colored in on paper.
For my learners who had difficulty extending the patterns on their own, I used the baby chicks to follow the pattern on the paper.  It seemed to really help them pick up the concept with the hands on practice.
Something new I tried this year ended up being a favorite during center/free choice time.  The sweet ones took turns hiding eggs for each other, and then finding them.  There wasn't even anything in the eggs, but they didn't care!  They had just as much fun hiding the eggs as finding them.  I will do this again, for sure.
Of course, we did have a real hunt!  By that time, they were real pros.  :)
I finally finished my 'Pirate' pack and put it in my TPT store.  You can find it HERE.
Look for my Bunnies, Chicks, and Eggs pack to be available soon.

I'm officially on Spring Break!  Woo, hoo!  I'm sure next week will fly by, but I'm super excited about not having to wake up to an alarm for a few days anyway. 


  1. Hi Lola! I saw that you are a Missouri blogger, well I'm from Kansas! I have started a four state area blogger meetup that will take place in Leawood, KS on April 14th. If you are interested, just look up Mrs. Baker's Dozen or Big Heartland Bloggers on Facebook for more info! Your blog is adorable :)

  2. LOVE your ideas! Thanks fro sharing. Would you mind telling me where you found those fuzzy chicks? My kiddos would love them.
    Thanks :)

  3. I bought mine from Oriental Trading, but I have seen them in various stores, such as World Market during the spring. Your kids would love them, I am sure!!!