Having complained about having all these plastic eggs left over from last year, it may come as a surprise that I just went out and bought two more packs of them! At least next year I won’t be left wondering where they came from, or at least if I do, you can remind me.

So why did I rush out to get some more? Simple, I used all the others making word spinners for my eldest charge that I didn’t have any left over for my letter hunt game for my youngest charge. I know, I could have done it without them, but where’s the fun in that?

The eggs were hidden on and next to things rather than inside them; it makes them slightly easier for smaller children to find.

The eggs were hidden on and next to things rather than inside them; it makes them slightly easier for smaller children to find.

To make your own Letter Egg Hunt you will need:

  • Plastic eggs
  • Letters*

* We used lower case Early Learning Centre magnetic letters, but if you don’t have any you could always right the letters on bits of paper.

Little one having a good search.

Little one having a good search.

All you need to do is place the letters in the eggs and then hide them. This would be a wonderful activity to do outside. We unfortunately, do not have a big enough outside space in London so we had to play it in the playroom.

When we found one egg we opened it, said the sound, then moved onto the next egg. She did have a few problems identifying some of the letters, so we put them to one side and kept coming back to them. My little one always enjoys hide and seek type games, therefore this activity was right up her alley. We spent maybe 10 minutes doing one round, after which she pleaded to have another go. We didn’t in the end, just because it’s always better (in my opinion) to leave them wanting more, that way they are more interested in playing it again at a later date.

This activity may aid development of:

  • Letter recognition
  • Observation skills
  • Confidence

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