Are you planning an Easter egg hunt at school? Organizing a hunt for a group is much different than hiding eggs and decorating a basket at home.
Easter egg hunts are a tradition at some schools. Easter is a holiday that is not celebrated at other schools. Please check about the Easter policy if you are new to your school this year.
- Send home a note two weeks ahead of time.
- Send home a copy of the note again to make sure everyone knows about the event.
- Mrs. Gudala’s class will hunt eggs in the soccer field at 1:30.
- Mrs. Kirk’s class will hunt eggs in the football field at 2:15.
- Mr. Tucker’s class will hunt for eggs in front yard with the 3 big trees 2:00.
- Miss Luboriz’s will hunt for eggs in the side yard next to the kinder playground 1:30.
PLAN FOR THE “OH NO” MOMENTS
Most of my students have brought a basket and stuffed eggs when I asked for a dozen eggs. I think that seems like an amount that most parents are happy to send in and gives the students enough eggs to find.
As a teacher, I have found it helpful to plan for those “oh no” moments. You hope all of your students bring a dozen stuffed eggs and a basket, but “oh no” someone forgot.
MORNING OF THE HUNT
On the day of the hunt, you will gather all of the eggs in the morning after doing some math counting activities. Example:
- Count your eggs (make sure all students brought at least 12 eggs)
- Do you have an even number of eggs or odd? How can you tell? Show me.
- Show me 3 groups. How many are in each group.
- Show me 6 groups. How many are in each group.
- Write and draw a math problem using eggs in your journal.
- Walk them to the designated area.
- Show them the boundaries of where they can look for eggs.
- Tell your students that they may only pick up and put in their basket 12 eggs. They may see more than 12 eggs. But, they may only put 12 eggs in their basket. They will not pick up every egg that they see.
- When they have 12 eggs in their basket, they will come back and stand by you.
- When everyone has 12 eggs, you will walk back to your class so students can open their eggs.