Easter Egg Color and Number Sort

I was going through pictures and came across some from last year of an Easter egg sort activity that I did with my girls but I never blogged about so I figured I would share it today. Since I wanted something that both of them (then 2 and 4) would be able to do, I created a Number Sort for the older one and a Color Sort for the younger one. We used simple supplies that we had around the house such as plastic easter eggs, pom poms and muffin tins.  My goal with this activity was to have my youngest daughter practice identifying colors along with fine motor practice to open the eggs.  My goal with the number sort was to have my daughter practice identifying numbers 1-10 and fine motor practice to open the eggs. 
Simple number & color sorting practice with Easter eggs.  Also, great fine motor practice for toddlers and preschoolers!


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Number Sort


Supplies Needed:
Plastic Easter Eggs
Muffin Tin for Sorting
Paper Cutter or Scissors
Spring Numbers (free down below)

To prep this activity, I printed out the spring number cards for numbers 1-10 and cut them apart. I've included two sets of numbers in different sizes in the download depending on the size of your egg or if you would prefer to fold up the paper to have your child practice even more fine motor skills. I opted for the smaller size and stuck one inside each egg.

Then, I cut out the number circles (included in the download) and put them at the bottom of the muffin cups. Then I let my oldest open the eggs one at a time, take out the number card, say the number and then put it in the correct cup. She continued this same procedure until she had gone through all of the eggs.
Simple number & color sorting practice with Easter eggs.  Also, great fine motor practice for toddlers and preschoolers!

Possible Extensions
-Don't put the numbers in the bottom of the tin and have children figure out where each number goes and how to order the muffin tin
-Have students count objects to match each number card - small seasonal erasers, plastic eggs or jelly beans would be a great seasonal tie in
-Put the numbers in order once you open the eggs
-Use the number cards and additional objects to compare numbers

Color Sort

Supplies Needed:
Plastic Easter Eggs
Muffin Tin for Sorting or smaller size
Paper Cutter or Scissors
Pom Poms in various colors such as red, yellow, blue, pink, purple, green
Color Circles (free down below)

Simple number & color sorting practice with Easter eggs.  Also, great fine motor practice for toddlers and preschoolers!
To prep this activity, I put one pom pom in each Easter egg. I made sure to use a few of each color that was in our package. Then, I cut out the matching color circles (included in the download) and put them at the bottom of the muffin cups. Then I let my youngest open the eggs one at a time, take out the pom pom, say the color if she knew it and then put it in the correct cup. She continued this same procedure until she had gone through all of the eggs.
Simple number & color sorting practice with Easter eggs.  Also, great fine motor practice for toddlers and preschoolers!
Possible Extensions
-Say something that is that color once you take the pom pom out
-Find something in the room that matches the color of the pom pom
-Add additional colors or different shades of the same color

If you want to try this out at home, I've created a free download to help make it a little easier for you. It includes the number cards in 2 different sizes and then the number and color circles to put at the bottom of the muffin tin to help with sorting.  Just click the button, add your info and the download will be emailed to you directly.  

Looking for more advanced academic Easter Egg activities? Try these 21 ways to practice math using Easter Eggs designed for preschool through upper elementary.

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