Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Easter Egg Song and Game with Egg Shakers

I usually don't break out this song until the week before Easter, because it tends to be a real favorite of my kids and they want to play it over and over and over!  

I find it's a good song to use to encourage participation and interaction and depending on the presentation, it's a good one to use to encourage taking turns!

I use a set of egg shakers as the eggs - the more colorful they are, the better! I choose someone to be the "hider" and one to be the "finder". The finder closes his eyes and sings the Easter Egg Song (the leader can assist with the singing) while the hider hides the eggs. I encourage children to finish hiding the eggs by the end of the song, giving the hider a framework of time for completion and let's the finder know when to open his eyes. Once the song is over, the finder then begins to search the room for the eggs. Once found, the children can change roles.

This can be played with a small group or with just a leader and student.

Easter Egg Song
(to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Easter eggs, Easter eggs
Where are you?
Yellow, red and green and blue
Hiding here and hiding there,
On the table and under the chair.
Easter eggs, Easter eggs
Where are you?
Yellow, red and green and blue.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to try this out with my nieces and nephews. I still have some egg shakers left over from band in high school, I just need to find them! Thanks for the song!