Five Egg-cellent Ideas with plastic eggs!

Ok, ok....I'll admit it. I went a little nuts buying plastic eggs this year. I was really ok with it until I found a box of plastic eggs that I bought last year! So I really had no choice but to create some EGGCELLENT center ideas! I've put all of my eggs into different baskets so students can choose which center they want to do.

1. Writing Prompts in eggs. I created just a few fun writing prompts and printed them on Avery 5160 labels so that my firsties could stick them into their journals. You can grab a copy of my writing prompts here.

2. Synonym activity- I had my students give me a list of synonyms. They just love to be involved! Students match up the top and bottom words to make a pair of synonyms.

3. Antonyms activity- My students also gave me a list of antonyms. Students match up the top and bottom words to make a pair of antonyms.

4. Scrambled words- I put several Scrabble tiles into eggs for students to use to make words.

5. Fact Family Center- I used bottle caps so my students would have some kind of manipulative. I Mod-Podged numbers onto four bottle caps. Three of the bottle caps make a fact family. Students have to figure out which three numbers make the fact family and then record the number sentences as well.

Grab your set of recording sheets for each of these games by clicking the picture below!


  1. I bought way too many eggs too. I need to get around to doing something with them! Thanks for the ideas.

    Krazy About Kiddos

  2. Super cute ideas!! I am going to have to go egg hunting (shopping) now!

    The First Grade Dream

  3. I do those synonym and antonym eggs too!
    thanks for the recording sheets! :)

  4. What terrific ideas! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

    Primary Inspired

  5. Great ideas!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Can't wait to use them in my classroom! :)


  6. I love these ideas!!! Thank you so much for the freebies-- I'm putting this into action for next week!!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  7. I love all of these ideas! I feel a little left out since I will not be teaching most of April. I do think I will buy some eggs just because they look so "springy." I'm sure the kids won't mind using them. :)

  8. I am pinning this post for TBA and I am pinning it to my board as well!

  9. I really like your ideas! I moved down the hall this year from 1st grade to Kindergarten, and the previous teacher left a LOT of plastic eggs! Now I can finally use them! Thanks!

    The Daily Alphabet

  10. Fabulous ideas! I am getting all my plastic eggs out this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing! Love ya!
    Teaching First

  11. Love, love, love it! I've been collecting bottle caps like crazy! lol


  12. Such great ideas!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!
    Thanks for sharing!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  13. That's a really fun idea. Off I go to buy some plastic eggs:)

    Grade ONEderful

  14. I have been looking for something like this! Thanks for sharing.


    Tickled to Teach

  15. THese ideas make me "hoppy"! Thanks for sharing them. I am your newest follower!


    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  16. LOVE all the ideas. Thanks for sharing :0)


  17. Wow! Thanks so much. I'll be using these later this week.

  18. Great idea for my Spanish 1 class! We have 3 lists of new verbs to practice, and what a fun way to do it!

  19. I really like your blog. Each day, I come to see if there is something new. I have a blog too but in French. A funny fact : on the same date (March 23rd, 2012), we talk about the same activity and we took the same chicks. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

  20. Could you please tell me what you use to write on the eggs with? When I used a just rubbed off.

    1. I used permanent marker and didn't have any problems. I had a couple of letters that I had to re-trace though. Not sure, but would paint pens work?

  21. Thanks so much for sharing the recording sheets!