Easter and Spring S’mores are sure to keep student engagement high while working on essential ELA and Math skills for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade students. Today I’m sharing how we use these activities to work on writing!
Easter and Spring S’mores
Easter and Spring S’mores are such a hit with my students! I mean, can you really blame them?
Just typing this blog post about graham crackers, melted chocolate, and gooey marshmallows is making me so hungry!
Of course, we use colorful Peep brand marshmallows in either the bunny or chick shapes for this unique twist on the traditional s’more!
Students followed me down to the teacher lunch area with a clipboard, pencil, and the Taste Test bar graph in hand. They watched with excitement as the Peeps grew larger and larger in the microwave.
Each child took turns taking a bite and announcing whether they thought it was “Yum” or “Yuck”. So much fun! Later we worked on our writing page and the cut & paste sequencing printable included in my Easter Fun resource on TPT.
Easter and Spring S’mores Reminders
Make sure to double & triple check allergies in your classroom before completing this exercise. My daughter is allergic to milk and egg so we use allergy friendly chocolate chips to make hers.
I also want to warn you that it is so hard to say no to these!
Could you resist them?
Easy Egg Dying for the Classroom
We loved this simple technique for dying multiple eggs at one time. It was the perfect project when paired with the Easter Fun resource from TPT that also includes the s’mores printables shown above.
Have you read about the egg dying fun and our STEM project yet? If not, head here!
Hungry Bunny Pick a Card Game
Another thing we are busy doing is our Hungry Bunny Pick a Card game. Have you tried these yet? My students beg me to play them every day during our morning meeting and small group time.
In fact, I created these because I had so many teachers asking me for these games.
We use the one shown below to work on word reading and rhyming.
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For the game above, I would mix and put all three letters AND the picture in an egg. I would fill 12 eggs and hide them around the classroom.
Students use the included printables to write and draw a picture of the word after they unscramble the letters.
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I hope you LOVE using all of these ideas in your classroom!
Happy Teaching & Mommy-ing this week friends!