Classroom Easter Egg Hunt

I’ve created a few seasonal games, such as trick or treat and the Christmas quiz. Recently, someone wrote to me and asked if there would be something for Easter.

I didn’t have any plans to create anything as the academic year doesn’t start until after Easter for me. However, because someone messaged me asking about an Easter themed game and I had the time to put something together, I took on the project.

This is what I came up with.

Contents

  1. Download the Easter Egg Hunt Game
  2. Editing the Easter Egg Hunt Game
  3. Activity Suggestions
  4. The Handout Version

#1 Download the Easter Egg Hunt Game

Easter Egg Hunt Screenshot

Download the Easter Egg Hunt Game.

Underneath each of the Easter Eggs there is some hidden text, which may be a word, a phrase, a question or a challenge. This is quite a flexible template and you can use it in a number of different ways.

Watch this demo of the Easter Egg Hunt to see how the template works.

Video run time is 2 minutes and 32 seconds

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#2 Editing the Easter Egg Hunt

The Quick Way

  • Go to the home ribbon, click select and open the selection pane.
  • Click on Hide All and all the objects will disappear.
  • Scroll down the selection pane and find the objects labelled text.
  • Click on the line icon next to Text 1 to show the text. Repeat for all the text objects.
  • Select the text and add your own words, phrases, questions or challenges.
  • Click on Show All in the selection pane and all the Easter Eggs will reappear.

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The Easy Way

  • Left-click (and hold) on an Easter Egg to move it.
  • Select the text and add your own word, phrase, question or challenge.
  • Left-click (and hold) on the Easter Egg to move back over the text.
  • Repeat for all the Easter Eggs.

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#3 Activity Suggestions

Classroom Scavenger Hunt

Before the Game

  • Underneath the Easter Eggs write down clues or instructions to find an object in the classroom.
  • Place a buzzer or bell at the front of the class.

Playing the Game

  • Divide the class into groups.
    • For a class of 24 students, divide them into 6 groups. Each group consists of four students: Student A, Student B, Student C, Student D.
  • Select Easter Egg number 1. Ask the Student A’s to follow the instruction or find something that matches the description.
    • Find something made of plastic.

  • The first student to run to the front and ring the buzzer or bell can present their object.
    • This is a/n _____ and it’s ______.
      e.g. This is a ruler and it’s made of plastic.

  • Award a point to the team who answered first. The winning team chooses the next Easter Egg and Student B gets ready to follow the instruction or find something that matches the description.
  • Repeat and keep rotating the runners.

You can find a description of Classroom Scavenger Hunts here and here.

 You can see example questions of a Classroom Scavenger Hunt here and here.

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Concentration

Concentration is a memory game where the audience tries to remember the location of matching pairs. This activity encourages the students to remember collocations, definitions and meanings. I recently wrote about it in a previous post called five activities to make your PowerPoint more engaging.

Before the Game

  • Underneath the Easter Eggs write down matching pairs. For example, questions and answers, parts of collocations, or words and their definitions.

Playing the Game

  • Divide the class into groups.
    • For a class of 24 students, divide them into 6 groups. Each group consists of four students.
  • Ask group 1 to choose two numbers. If they choose two Easter Eggs that aren’t a match, hide the text. If you they choose two Easter Eggs that are a match, give the team some points and don’t hide the text.
  • Ask group 2 to choose two numbers. Repeat until you have asked all groups, or matched all the pairs.

Alternative Version

  • Before revealing the answer, ask the students if they think it is a match. If they think it is a match and are correct, award them two points. If they aren’t sure it is a match but they are correct, award them one point. If they think it isn’t a match but they are incorrect, they miss the opportunity for points and the next group may be able to steal them.

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Easter Quiz

Use the template as a normal quiz by writing 18 questions.

Before the Game

  • Underneath the Easter Eggs write down your questions. They can either be closed or open questions.

Playing the Game

  • Divide the class into groups.
  • Ask one of the groups to choose a number. Ask the question to the whole class.
  • Any group can answer.
    • If they answer correctly, award the team a point.
    • If they answer incorrectly, allow another team to answer.
    • The team who answers correctly can choose a new number.
  • Repeat until all the questions have been answer or the game feels like it has come to a natural finish.

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#4 The Handout Version

Easter Egg Handout

Download the Easter Egg Hunt Cards PDF version

Download the Easter Egg Hunt Cards Word Doc version

If you don’t have a projector or smart board in your classroom, you might prefer the paper based version. The activities mentioned above can also be done using these handouts.

Download and print off the PDF version if you want to write the hints or clues by hand.

Download the Word Doc template and enter your hints or clues before printing your handout.

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If you have any activities or ideas for Easter, please write a comment and share them with us.

Alternatively, you can send me a message by visiting the contact page, leaving me a message on my Facebook page or by following me on Twitter.

Thanks for reading and take care!


Rabbit image adapted from ‘Baby rabbit with mum’ taken from http://flickr.com/eltpics by @Dace Praulins, used under a CC Attribution Non-Commercial license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/

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