This month's printable is Easter-themed (of course) and gets your kids outside in the fresh spring air while also giving them practice with math. My students have lots of fun with this activity!
You will need some plastic eggs and sidewalk chalk. If you don't have these things in your classroom already, you can get them at the Dollar Tree. Yay for cheap classroom activities!
This printable is easy to use. Just cut along the lines and place each math problem in a separate egg. Scatter the eggs outside in a grassy area (I don't hide them, but you could if you wanted) and place the chalk on a nearby sidewalk. Tell your students to get one egg at a time and bring it back to the sidewalk. Once there, they open the egg to find their math problem, then write and solve it with chalk. When they are finished, they put the problem back in the egg, return it to the grass, and go get another egg. It keeps them moving and thinking--wonderful for those kinesthetic learners!
Because I like to cater to a variety of grade levels, I have made one sheet each of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. I'm also throwing in a blank template to get your creative juices flowing (although of course I have some ideas on how to use it listed below).
Some suggestions on how to use this printable:
- In case of inclement weather, hide eggs in the classroom and let students solve problems with dry erase markers on the whiteboard or on their desks. Does anyone else's students *love* writing on their desks like mine do?
- Fill in the blank template with vocabulary words and have students write out the definition when they open the egg.
- Fill in the blank template with spelling words and have students write the word three times before finding a new egg.
- Fill in the blank template with sight words and have students read the word aloud and write it.
- Have students fill in the blank template with math problems and trade papers with a friend to solve.
Right-click the images below to download and print the activity sheets.
Please feel free to share and copy these printables. All I ask is that you credit Apples to Applique for the artwork and leave the copyright at the bottom of the page. Thank you!
I hope you and your students enjoy! I would love to hear about your creative ways of using these printables--leave me a comment and tell me about it!
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