Wednesday, March 26, 2014

One Egg Carton that gives DOZENS of Learning Opportunities for all Ages


I could sit here and talk your head off about how so many ideas have been just swimming in my head with this project that I did with my oldest over the weekend, but instead, I will just show you.

No matter how old your child is, there are endless opportunities to make this fun as well as a learning opportunity. To engage with them, and to teach them right at home with a simple project such as an egg carton.

At the end you will find links to print out different scavenger hunts to have with kids based on what your child may be learning! For my youngest we will be working on the colors, ABC's, numbers and shapes. For my older one, we will do sight words, space fun, the United States, and more. Be sure to HAVE FUN!

WHAT YOU NEED

1. One egg carton
2. Paint {or markers to color}, or Construction paper to tape throughout { a little more tricky }.
3. Scissors
4. Tape
5. 12 craft sticks
6. Stickers to decorate {or can color with markers}

HOW TO MAKE

1. Flip the egg carton and cut small slits at the top of each egg slot.
2. Paint the bottom outside section white {for stickers and decorating later}. You can also use white construction paper.
3. Paint each section a different color {or color with markers}.
4. Decorate with stickers as you'd like.
5. Label each egg section with a number 1-12.
6. Print your cards and scavenger hunt guide {links below}, cut out, and tape to craft sticks.
7. Hide and have fun!


HOW TO USE

1. Have a scavenger hunt. Print 12 cards per theme {animals, colors, shapes, etc}, and print a separate sheet for them to look at while they hunt for their items. Have them then find the items and if age appropriate they can look at the numbers and match which stick goes where. Mark off their items as they go and cheer them on!

2. After doing a scavenger hunt, you can continue using the sticks on later days to talk about what they mean and to match them to the sheet and the number that the item is coordinated with.

3. Use the outside of the carton to educate! Decorate it in a way that is pleasing to their eye and teaches them something that they may be learning {ABC's, numbers, etc}.  

THEME IDEAS

1. Farm animals
2. Shapes
3. Colors
4. Zoo animals
5. ABCs
7. Transportation
8. Solar System
9. Sight Words 
10. Seasons/Weather
11. States 

CLICK HERE TO PRINT SCAVENGER HUNT FOR THIS THEME






CLICK HERE TO GO TO FOLDER TO PRINT
CLICK HERE TO VISIT FOLDER


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