Sunday, March 29, 2009

Eggs in a Basket

Young children need lots of opportunities to count real objects. These cute little baskets and tiny, colorful eggs provide plenty of interest to motivate children to work with this counting game.

  • mini Easter baskets (I only had eight baskets but I think ten would work better. You can find these at a craft or party store.)

  • mini Easter eggs (I found these at Hobby Lobby)
  • number cardsThe child lays down the cards in order, places a basket above each number, and counts the appropriate number of eggs into each basket. To make this activity self checking, provide the exact number of eggs the child will need

Variation: If your child does not recognize numbers you can provide cards with dots. The child counts the dots on each card and places the corresponding number of eggs into the basket.

Here is a variation of this game that I made for my two year old.


  1. love it! I've got some of these baskets I've been wanting to find a way to use them in our homeschool...thanks for sharing your great idea!

  2. Another great idea! I love it!