Saturday, March 31, 2012

An Eggs-cellent Literacy Station

     Because I teach in a public school, we steer clear of anything with an Easter theme, which I absolutely agree with but find a little sad because everyone has been posting the cutest Easter ideas on their blogs.  But make no mistake - this does not stop me from shopping in the Easter aisle at Target!  I just have to find a way to use all of my great finds in non-Eastery way!  For instance, one of my kiddos' favorite literacy stations last year was the "Eggs-cellent" Word Work station.  We do this station during of our Little Red Hen character study, so it's related to hens, not Easter.  Using the age old idea of writing words on plastic Easter eggs, I made a set of 12 eggs with short e words on them.  Using the pictures on their recording sheet, the kids worked to put together all 12 of their eggs and then write the words they created.

Here's how it works:


1.     You’ll need 12 eggs for each student working at this station. I sort them so each student has only two colors.  This ensures that the sets don’t get mixed up.
2.    Write the first sound of each word (the onset) on one half of the egg and the rest of the word (the rime) on the other half.
3.    Place each set in a large Ziploc baggie.
  Directions for Students:
1.    Look at the picture on the recording sheet.
2.    Find the two egg pieces that you need to make the word and put them together.
3.    Write the word next to the picture.

If you'd like to give it a try, click below the picture to download.  Have a great night!


  1. I used to work in the public school system and I remember always having to work around the holiday theme! You did a great job with this one! :)


    Apples and ABC's