Add some Easter fun to your classroom with this Easter Egg Hunt Compound Words activity. Your second, third and fourth grade students will be engaged with the egg hunt and won’t even realize they are working on mastering compound words.
For this Easter activity, fill a plastic egg with one of the compound word strips provided. Students will then find the eggs, open them and record the compound word on the provided recording sheet.
This resource provides 3 different skill levels to help you quickly and easily differentiate to meet the needs of your students. This Easter egg compound word activity is perfect for your language arts or literacy centers. But it can also be used with small group instruction, as an early finisher activity, or even as a whole group practice activity. And for some extra fun, take the activity outside and hide those eggs like a real Easter egg hunt. Looking for some compound word fun but not at Easter time? No problem, you can use these compound word strips and the recording sheet any time of the year. It’s the eggs that make them Easter themed! (Scroll down for some ideas on using this activity other times in the year)
Compound Words Easter Egg Hunt Game includes:
• 14 compound word problems (low level)
• 14 compound word problems (on level)
• 14 compound word problems (high level)
• Recording Sheet
• Answer Key
Compound Words Easter Egg Hunt Game is Easy to Prep!
1. Print 1 copy of the 3 sets of compound words pages. Cut them apart.
2. Stuff Easter eggs – every egg gets one problem. I suggest dividing the different levels into different colors of eggs. Example: low level (blue eggs), on level (purple eggs), above level (yellow eggs)
3. Hide eggs in the classroom, around the school, on the playground, etc.
4. Give each student a recording sheet and watch the engagement go through the roof!
Looking for other Easter Egg Hunts?
Plan a mega Easter Egg Hunt by filling eggs with all of these different skills and send students on their way!
Ideas for Using these Egg Hunt Activities During Other Times of the Year:
1. Use an empty tissue box (the cubes work best) and put the strips inside folded up. Let students reach inside to grab a random strip and then complete the task.
2. Don’t cut the strips – instead have students grab the full sheet with the 14 tasks and answer them on the recording sheet
3. Make it a partner game. Have one person read the strip while the other person writes down the answer. Then let them switch.