Friday, April 22, 2011

All Things Egg Related

The past two weeks have been EGGciting!  Sorry, couldn't resist.  We have been focusing on oviparous animals and all things egg related!  We started our week off sorting various animals into the categories of oviparous and not oviparous.  I love watching the kids trying to figure out what does or does not lay eggs.  After we finish our graph we read the book, Chickens Aren't the Only Ones and change any animals we miscategorized over to their correct category.  Most of our week was spent discussing different oviparous animals.  We read the book, The Chick and the Duckling and created a venn diagram comparing these two animals. I was very neglectful that week and did not take any pictures!  I did take some cute pics of some of our egg related activities this week.
We made bird nests

The kiddos had to bring in an egg with a secret item in it.  The only rule is that is had to fit in the egg.  They gave four clues and let the other kids guess what was in their egg.  They did a great job with their clues!

The kiddos were challenged to bring in a hard boiled egg without it cracking.  Many of the kids got very creative.  One little guy even had his wrapped in styrofoam type paper, bubble wrap and then in more styrofoam!  We also painted our eggs.


We used these bags during our egg hunt.  The rules of the hunt were: you can only find 5 eggs and You have to collect the eggs in order. (they were numbered 1-5).  The kids had a great time.  I wish I could show pics, but I didn't get any that didn't show their faces! The chicks and ducks on the wall behind were made to go with our venn diagram comparing the two.

We also taste tested jelly beans, had several jelly bean stations and graphed jelly beans and so much more!  Once again I forgot to take pictures!  Can you tell my brain is on end-of-year overload?  I think we only have 25 days to go!



Deanna said...

Cute ideas. I think I'm going to have you organize our Easter egg hunt this year - especially since it looks like it is going to have to be inside this year. Sigh. See you tomorrow!

jewelzmomof4 said...

Tessa I wish I had your imagination....I LOVE your ideas I am going to have to start writing all your wonderful ideas down!!!