I’ve found a fun way to incorporate fine motor skills into letter recognition practice that’s perfect for March or April! In fact, this activity makes the perfect small group or independent activity for your Easter literacy centers. Best of all? This activity uses materials you probably already have on hand– empty plastic Easter eggs and craft pom poms. Plus, I’ve got FREE PRINTABLE Easter Bingo Boards so you’re ready to go with this fun and engaging letter recognition game. Your kiddos will beg to do this activity again and again!
Easter Bingo for Letter Recognition
I call this game “Funny Bunny.” All you’ll need are the FREE printables (found at the bottom of this post), some Bunny Bellies (craft pom poms) and some empty plastic Easter eggs. Print out the letter cards, cut them apart, and place one letter inside each plastic egg. Print out the Bingo boards on white card stock, and laminate them for durability. Next, set up a bowl of bunny bellies and grab some child tweezers. Your students are all set to enjoy Funny Bunny Bingo as they practice letter recognition.
How to Play
Students may play this game individually or in a small group. Mix up the Easter eggs, and have a student randomly choose one egg. Next, the child opens the egg and reads the letter. All students search their Bingo boards for that letter. If they have the letter, they’ll choose one bunny belly in a matching color to place on that spot on the Bingo board. For a fine motor twist, have students use jumbo tweezers to pinch and pick up the bunny belly. The student who fills up their board first is the “winner!”
Materials to Gather
You can find the materials for this game at the dollar store. Or, like most teachers, you may already have them in your craft closet! You’ll need 26 colorful Easter eggs and about 100 colorful craft pom poms depending on how many children are playing. For added fine motor practice, you’ll need jumbo child tweezers which can also be found at Dollar Tree. Be sure to sign up for the FREE printable game boards below, because you’ll need those as well. There are 6 unique game boards included. This is an inexpensive game to set up, but children will beg to play it again and again. It’s easy for children to use independently as well while you work with other small groups!
If you love this game and can’t wait to play it with your preschoolers or kindergartners, be sure to snag the printables below. When you sign up for this FREE GAME, you’ll also gain access to my entire FREE RESOURCE LIBRARY which has more printables you’ll love. Plus, I’m always adding new freebies to the library. Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know how you plan to use this letter recognition Bingo game in your home or classroom!