While I love seeing the kids excited for Easter it can be a stressful time to get them to focus on their learning. How can you compete with all the excitement the Easter rush brings? Well if you can’t beat it, join it!
There are LOADS of low-cost Easter props that can make great facilitators for learning and transforming the classroom.
Why not take your math class out of the classroom and turn the ‘Case of the Egg Thief’ into an Easter Egg Hunt. All the props used in this post were sourced from K-Mart or the Dollar Shop.
Add some Easter check points for each of the five clues and scatter some egg wrappings to set the scene. Students collect a clue worksheet at each checkpoint to complete. They can only move to the next clue checkpoint after showing that they have discovered the clue from that worksheet.
P.S: Someone’s got to create that wrapper trail. Let’s face it, we all know who the real Egg Thief is!
Create a starting point - ATTENTION MATH DETECTIVES! THERE IS A THIEF ON THE LOOSE AND THEY HAVE STOLEN ALL OF THE EASTER EGGS! WORK THROUGH CLUES TO FIND OUT WHO IS THE EASTER EGG THIEF!
Use a tray for the clue worksheets at each check point for students to easily access. It may be best for students use a clipboard or book to write their answers on or designate a working area that suits your group.
Scatter egg wrappers to set the scene of the crime! (I'm pretty sure the whole staff room will help you out!)
Use little chicks to greet the students at the different check points!
Optional! You could set up instructions inside each 'clue envelope' with where students must go next to get the next clue worksheet.
Follow footstep trail to the next post.
FOUND THE THIEF!
There's an editable suspect list in the mystery resource for 2nd - 4th grade editions. You can alter the name of the culprit to suit a character you want to stage as the thief.
Find the worksheets for "Case of the Egg Thief" here for the following grades:
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