In celebration of Easter which was two days ago, our letter of the day was the letter E! We had an egg theme for our storytime too. Did you do any Easter egg hunts with your little ones this past weekend?
Our Letter of the Day was E–for Easter eggs, eyes, ears, elephants and Elmo!
We played with Easter egg shakers filled with rice. These aren’t even the good ones that Youth Services has here, but I wanted to show you how easy they are to make.
We read What Will Hatch? by Jennifer Ward. The holes incorporated into the pictures lead to the discovery of all kinds of oviparous animals!
And we also read Hurry! Hurry! by Eve Bunting. It has simple text, repeated words, and a happy ending about a cute baby chick.
We counted 10 happy eggs with the flannelboard “Five Eggs and Five Eggs” (courtesy of Miss Jennifer’s flannelboards).
Here is the rhyme:
Five eggs and five eggs
(Add a clutch of eggs each time you say “five eggs”)
And that makes ten
Sitting on top
(Add the hen)
Is Mother Hen
Cackle cackle cackle
(Clap hands as you say Cackle!)
What do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens
(Flip over each clutch of eggs.)
Yellow as can be.
And we learned about colors and subtracting with a flannelboard called “Five Little Easter Eggs”!
Here is the rhyme for that one:
Five little Easter eggs lovely colors wore,
Mommy ate the blue one, then there were four
Four little Easter eggs, two and two you see
Daddy ate the green one, then there were three
Three little Easter eggs, and before I knew,
Sister ate the yellow one, then there were two
Two little Easter eggs, oh, what fun!
Brother ate the purple one, then there was one
One little Easter egg, see me run!
I ate the last one, and then there were none.
Finally, the toddler group watched a film about hunting for Easter eggs called “Eggs” from the Goodnight, Maisy DVD (not available for checkout).
Hope everyone had a happy Easter!