Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
With Easter just around the corner, I wanted to do something with an egg theme but not looking to be Easterish, so to speak. Since we had been talking about animal classification, Spring themes, nests, eggs and life cycles, I chose to mix the themes into this egg-based life cycle activity. I cut out and colored small pictures of various animals (all who lay eggs or begin their life cycle as an egg). I placed each one into Easter eggs and built a lesson around it. My son opened each egg one at a time. He had to identify each animal and answer a few questions. He then had to place them into appropriate classification groups and find the commonality with all of them (*). This was a fun and effective activity. My son really enjoyed it.
This activity can easily be tailored for different grade levels: you can keep things simple for younger kids or build a lesson with more complex questions for older ones. These are some ideas for questions:
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