Easy Felt Easter Egg Sorting Activity
Easter egg activities come in all shapes and sizes, with many different materials. This simple tray activity is an invitation for toddlers and preschoolers to practice sorting, matching and creating with felt eggs.
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Decorating eggs is a special part of the Easter season. Kids can decorate eggs in many different ways. We've made cardboard eggs with washable paint and sparkling glitter, and used colorful craft tape on egg shapes cut from foam trays.
Felt is an awesome material to use for making colorful eggs. It is easy to work with and very durable for kids to handle over and over.
This felt activity combines fine motor and sensory fun while promoting math skills such as counting and sorting.
Begin by cutting out two sets of egg shapes from various colors of felt.
Glue small pieces of felt to one set of felt eggs to create colorful patterns.
Place the prepared set of felt eggs on a tray lined with felt, along with a set of plain egg shapes.
Add small pieces of felt to the tray, in shapes and colors matching the ones on the prepared eggs.
We have a tutorial for making a craft tray from a box lid that would be great for an activity like this.
Invite kids to place felt shapes on the plain eggs to match the prepared eggs. This will prompt sorting the eggs in order by color, choosing felt decorations, and matching the patterns on the prepared eggs.
As your child plays, talk about the different colors of the eggs, and the shapes being used to make the patterns.
Leave the tray in the play area, or arts and crafts corner, so kids can create their own designs on the felt eggs.
This activity provides a great opportunity for learning through play. It promotes color recognition as well as math and sensory play.
Kids use their cognitive and math skills to sort, count and match colors and shapes, and copy patterns.
They also have the opportunity to create new designs, and engage fine motor skills to decorate the eggs.
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Easter crafting is fun for kids when you provide materials with a variety of textures and colors.
Invite kids to create Easter eggs with this felt tray activity that is easy to set up and mess free!