Matching Egg Pattern Activity
This activity focuses on pattern matching and identifying colors. While it is a fun activity during the spring, before Easter, it can work any time of year!
Why is Pattern Matching So Important for Kids?
Patterns are all around us. Math, art, nature, music, science- all exist because of patterns. As children develop an understanding of patterns, they can begin to understand and better interact with the world around them.
This activity uses very simple patterns and is geared toward younger kids. Mr. 4 caught on to the game right away, and of course, Miss almost-2 wanted to play along :D.
- Assorted colors of Easter eggs– these match the printable
- Green Crinkle Grass
- Pattern Cards (see printable below!)
- Laminator or cardstock (optional)
How to Set up the Matching Activity
- Print the matching sheet below. Cut each egg into individual cards.
- Laminate the cards (optional- a good idea if you want to reuse this activity again!)
- Cut the little hinge or twist the eggs in half, so they are two separate pieces.
- Mix up the colors, place in a basket or container.
- Cover with crinkle grass
- Give your child a couple of cards- either individually, or line up a few, as I did in the picture below.
- Have them “hunt” for the correct colors to match the pattern cards.
Mr. Two decided he was tired of hunting, and just wanted to pattern match!
Egg Pattern Matching Printable
Simply right-click to save, or drag to your desktop to print.