Plastic Egg Letter Matching Game

If your house is anything like ours, you probably have a million of these little plastic eggs laying around this time of year. They are EVERYWHERE... I can't tell you how many times I day I've picked up these colorful eggs & put them back into one of the many Easter baskets we have! I know M1 & M2 enjoy playing with them, but I was thrilled to find this idea in one of my "teacher" resource books titled Recycled Container Arts & Crafts Acitivites. Finally a purpose for these eggs!
Supplies: *26 Plastic Easter Eggs, *Black Permanent Marker
1. Beginning with the letter "A" and one egg, write a lower case "a" on the top half of the egg & a capitol "A" on the bottom half of the egg.
2. Repeat step 1, writing the remaining upper & lower case letters of the alphabet on the eggs. Because M1 is still in the process of learning her letters, I did write the letter pairs on matching egg pieces. If you're looking for more of a challenge, you could write the upper & lower case letters on different colored halves.
3. Once they were all completed (pictured above) we went ahead & started our matching game.
I placed all of the upper case letters in an Easter Basket & set up the lower case letters on a table so they were all visible. (pictured below)
4. One by one, M1 picked an upper case letter out of the basket & then began looking to find the match.
5. After finding her matching lower case letter, she clicked the pieces of the egg together & set it aside in a seperate pile. She then went on & chose another uppercase letter out of the basket & repeated the process until she had matched them all.
Fun "Easter" themed game that works on letter recognition at the same time. Finding a purpose for all those plastic eggs is an added bonus!!!
p.s. An additional activity for older children... addition/subtraction or multiplication/division practice! Example: 1+1= written on the top half of the egg & the answer "2" written on the bottom half.
Enjoy! s.b.


  1. I think this is a great way to teach the uppercase & lowercase letters.

  2. I love this! You have so many good ideas here! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!