This year I did something completely different and it was a lot of fun. I found this idea on the internet, but can't remember where or when I saw it. If you know whose idea it is, let me know and I'll gladly give them credit!!
So here's what we did....we basically turned an ordinary egg hunt into something a little more academic. I know, I know!! It doesn't sound fun....but I promise my kids had a blast and were way happy with their goodies!!
I asked each student to send in 6 plastic eggs filled with a small toy or candy. Then I had a parent volunteer come in and write one word on each egg. The words were: I, little, have, six, my, eggs. So 20 eggs had the word I.....20 eggs had the word little......etc.
After the eggs were hidden, I let the students know that they each had to find 6 eggs that had the 6 sight words on them. To help them, I created a recording sheet where they could cross off each word as they found each egg. If you'd like to grab it for the future, you can download it here!
They were so funny hunting for the sight word eggs. I could hear them calling out "has anybody seen the word little".......and "hey I need have"! It was really cute to watch them trying to find all of the words and making sure they marked each word off on their sheet!!
After students found all 6 of their eggs, they headed to the sidewalk to complete the rest of the sheet. They had to take out their 6 eggs and unscramble the words to make a sentence (I have my six little eggs.) This was pretty easy for most students, but others needed a little bit of help. Then they wrote the sentence on the lines.
The last thing they did before opening any of their eggs was to record the color of each individual egg, by writing the color word in the boxes.
Finally after all of that hard work......they got to open their eggs and see their special treats! They were so excited!!! Not a single one complained about having to hunt for sight words or do "work" afterwards. They actually were laughing and smiling the whole time, so I consider that a WIN - WIN!
Do you do egg hunts with your kids? How do you do them? I'm always on the lookout for new ideas!!