Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter Egg Showdown Fun

Easter egg activities aren't just for little ones! You might not take older kids on an Easter egg hunt, but you can bring colorful plastic eggs into the classroom and jazz up any review activity using this Easter Egg Showdown freebie!

Showdown is a cooperative learning activity in which students work first alone, and then with a team, to solve problems or answer questions on task cards. Easter Egg Showdown is a variation in which the task cards are tucked inside plastic Easter eggs. Students select an egg, open it, read the problem or task, and everyone on the team writes a response. In the final step, team members compare and discuss their answers. In this example, the task cards contain sentences, and students have to identify the subject and the predicate of each sentence.

The entire Easter Egg Showdown freebie packet includes teacher directions, student directions, the Subject and Predicate activity shown, a division activity, and blank templates to create your own task cards. You can download it from my TeachersPayTeachers store or from the Seasonal page on Teaching Resources. One reason I love this activity is that you can easily adapt almost any Showdown activity to use with the Easter Eggs. To find more Showdown task cards, go to Teaching Resources at http://www.lauracandler.com and type "showdown" into the search box at the top. Showdown works well with basic math review problems, vocabulary words and definitions, states and capitals, or science and social studies questions. What an "eggsciting" way to review!



4 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

    Btw, I'm having a linky party for literacy centers and I'd love for you to come join by adding something to the mix ;)

    ✿Valerie
    All Students Can SHINE

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  2. This looks like a fun activity for review parts of speech. Just what I was looking for! Will use it in the coming week. Thanks for another great idea!

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  3. Hi Laura,

    I just wanted to let you know I mentioned your Easter Egg Showdown on my blog today. (I was making something similar when I read the TpT newsletter!) I linked to your TpT store and to your Teacher Resources page. I hope you don't mind!

    Sally from ElementaryMatters

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    1. Thanks, Sally! Of course I don't mind!

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