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“Egg”cellent Spelling Hot Potato Game

March 31, 2015 1 Comment

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying your week whether you’re in school or on Spring Break!  I have 3 more days until I can enjoy 10 blissful days off.  I may have a large to-do list already but I can’t wait to sit back and check each item off the list with a LARGE mug of coffee on my couch!   To get my kiddos and I through this last week before break, I wanted to make sure we had some interactive activities to review some previously taught skills! 

We are having a review of Bossy R words this week in spelling so I knew I needed an activity to hook my firsties and get them excited about some review!  Plastic Easter eggs were just the ticket.  I wrote our spelling words for the week on index cards and hid them inside Easter eggs.  When the kids were ready, we gathered on the carpet in a circle and practiced our “Egg”cellent spelling song.

Once we began singing, my littles started to pass around the basket full of eggs hot-potato style.  We passed and sang until the song ended.  The last one who had the basket in their lap, opened the egg.  We then read the word inside, clapped out the spelling, and used it in a sentence.  We made sure to add our new spelling words to our chart as we played.  Here are some action shots from the game =)

I snuck in a few golden eggs to add some sizzle to the game.  If you chose a golden egg it had a twist to it.  Some of the twists were spell your own bossy /or/ word, spell your own /ar/ word, read our words that we’ve collected like a baby, like a pirate, or like a cowboy!

Once we collected, read, and practiced our words we returned to our seats to record all of our new “egg”cellent spelling words!  One of my little boys said, “Hey Mrs. Y you’re ‘crack’ing me up!  Get it, eggs, cracking! Hahaha!”  I love those sweet innocent first grade moments!

I fixed up and fancied up this activity and recording sheet and posted it as a freebie in my TpT store here!  I hope your friends enjoy it as much as mine did!  

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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    Hi! I’m Jayme! A former elementary teacher turned stay at home mom sharing toddler activities, mom tips, and educational resources to help you learn and play with your children. I believe in the power of PLAY and creating meaningful activities for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

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