DIY Egg Hunt Number Sense Games

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As Easter nears, it is so fun to bring out some seasonal items for learning, like plastic Easter eggs! There are so many possibilities for fun learning, including making these engaging DIY number sense games!

These DIY number sense games are perfect for preschool and kindergarten this Easter and so fun to play!

DIY poster board games are my favorite center and small group activities for SOOO many reasons.

  1. They’re cheap!  I buy all materials at the dollar store if I don’t already have supplies on hand.
  2. They are super easy to make!  I freehand all of my poster board games and since my children are young…they don’t judge my artistry.
  3. Kids can have a hand in the game board creation too!  All of my poster board games have been inspired and created by my children.
  4. They’re timeless!  I laminate all my poster board games to use them year after year, season after season. You can create poster board games for any season, theme or academic concept!
  5. Trick kids into learning!  Since these games are so fun they make children forget they are learning…even my “big kids” enjoy playing!

I could go on and on with the countless reasons why poster board games are amazing…but I won’t.  I believe you get the point!  Let’s move on and find out how to create and play the Egg Hunt Number Sense Games!

Game Assembly

  1. Draw a large egg on a piece of poster board (don’t be too hard on yourself, free hand will do).
  2. Using a sharpie marker, randomly write the numbers 1-10 on your egg, duplicating numbers if you choose.
  3. Using colorful markers write the words “Egg Number Hunt” at the top of your poster board.
  4. Decorate your game board with a variety of Springtime/Easter stickers.
  5. Take your game board to your local copy shop to have it laminated (or if it’s for your classroom, maybe you can laminate at school) so that you can use it year after year (optional).

Supplies for Play

  • Egg Number Hunt Game Board
  • Dollar store plastic eggs and basket.  Write numbers 1-10 on scrap pieces of paper and hide them inside the eggs.  Put the eggs inside the basket.
  • Dollar store Springtime/Easter-themed characters as your game board pieces. I bought a bag of plastic bunny jumpers, a bag of felt chicks, and a bag of plastic bunnies for variety.
  • Dry erase markers and eraser
These DIY number sense games are perfect for preschool and kindergarten this Easter and so fun to play!

Playing the Number Sense Games

Name That Number (1-3 players)  Hide numbers in plastic eggs and place the eggs in a basket.  Player #1 pulls an egg out of the basket.  He/she opens the egg and says the number written on the paper found inside.  They then find the number on the Egg Number Hunt game board and place one of their game pieces on the number (each player chooses one color game piece for the remainder of the game).  If player #1 doesn’t know their number then they miss their turn or they can ask for help from another player.  Player #2 and #3 proceeds with their turn as player number #1 did and the game continues until all eggs have been picked.  The winner of the game is the player with most game pieces on the board.

(2 player)

These DIY number sense games are perfect for preschool and kindergarten this Easter and so fun to play!

(3 player)

These DIY number sense games are perfect for preschool and kindergarten this Easter and so fun to play!

Number Matching (single player) Hide numbers in plastic eggs and place the eggs in a basket.  Player pulls an egg out of the basket.  He/she opens the egg and says the number written on the paper found inside.  They then find the number on the Egg Number Hunt game board and place the paper number on top of the game board number covering it up.  The game continues until all eggs have been picked and all numbers have been covered up by their match!

These DIY number sense games are perfect for preschool and kindergarten this Easter and so fun to play!

Write That Number (1-3 players) Hide numbers in plastic eggs and place the eggs in a basket.  Player #1 pulls an egg out of the basket.  He/she opens the egg and says the number written on the paper found inside.  They then find the number on the Egg Number Hunt game board and, using a dry erase marker (same color for entire game, players each choose a different colored marker) they trace the number on the game board.  If player #1 doesn’t know their number then they miss their turn or they can ask for help from another player.  Player #2 and #3 proceeds with their turn as player number #1 did and the game continues until all eggs have been picked.  The winner of the game is the player with the most numbers traced on the Egg Number Hunt game board.

These DIY number sense games are perfect for preschool and kindergarten this Easter and so fun to play!

Equation Eggs – (1-3 players) Write an addition or subtraction equation on a piece of paper and put it inside a plastic egg. Player #1 takes an egg, opens it, and solves the equation, placing a marker over the answer on the board. If they don’t know the answer they can either skip their turn or ask for help. Repeat with remaining players until the eggs have all been opened! Player with the most markers on the board wins!

I hope that you and the little ones in your life have fun Egg Number Hunting! After you play, have some more Easter-themed fun with our DIY Easter egg lacing cards or Easter play dough kit!

More Number Sense Resources

Working on building up number recognition and understanding? Grab our printable numbers pack or our set of number emergent readers!

Mandy
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