Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Egg Literacy Centers

I got this idea from several amazing teaching blogs including this one and this one.  

I just bought some plastic eggs and used a sharpie to write a word on the egg. 
I then laminated a list of coresponding rhyming words and cut them out. You can find the words here. (If you want to do this with your kids at home you don't need to laminate them. You could have the kids cut the words out themselves). 

I used the activity today as part of the grammar rotation during centers.  I had the students open the eggs and dump out the words. Then I had them stand the eggs up half-open (if that makes sense) and sort the corresponding words.  Lastly I had them write all the words on a plain piece of paper.  It took second graders between 10 to 20 minutes to complete one bag of eggs.

  I saw some creative ideas such as using an egg carton to store the eggs but I decided on zip locks.  That way I can hand each child three or four at a time and it's all self contained.  

1 comment:

Nancy C said...

Hi Pam,
I love this idea - Simple, yet effective. The kids will love using the eggs. This could be used for many center activities including math!
Just wanted to thank you for adding my blog, Teaching is Elementary to you list - I'm very honored!
Thank you!