⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Crack Open the Fun: Discover Easter Egg Surprises and Learn About the Exciting Traditions and Symbols of Easter!

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⁣⁣Lesson Plan: Crack Open the Fun: Discover Easter Egg Surprises and Learn About the Exciting Traditions and Symbols of Easter!

Grade Level: K-2

Subject: Social Studies

Objective: Students will explore the traditions and symbols of Easter through the concept of Easter egg surprises and engage in hands-on activities to learn about the holiday's significance.

Materials Needed:
- Plastic Easter eggs (enough for each student)
- Craft supplies (markers, stickers, glitter, etc.)
- Small treats or surprises to fill the Easter eggs
- Whiteboard or chart paper
- Markers or chalk


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing Easter and asking students what they know or have heard about the holiday.
- Introduce the concept of Easter egg surprises and explain that they are a fun tradition associated with Easter.

2. Discussion on Easter Traditions and Symbols (15 minutes):
- Write the word "Easter" on the whiteboard or chart paper.
- Ask students to brainstorm and share any traditions, symbols, or activities they associate with Easter.
- Discuss and explain the significance of key symbols, such as Easter eggs, bunnies, chicks, and flowers.

3. Decorating Easter Eggs (30 minutes):
- Distribute plastic Easter eggs to each student.
- Provide craft supplies for students to decorate their Easter eggs with symbols or patterns traditionally associated with Easter.
- Encourage students to be creative and use their imaginations while decorating.

4. Filling Easter Eggs (15 minutes):
- Instruct students to carefully open their Easter eggs and place a small treat or surprise inside.
- Encourage students to think about the person they would like to give the Easter egg surprise to and why.

5. Easter Egg Hunt (20 minutes):
- Hide the decorated Easter eggs around the classroom or designated area.
- Instruct students to search for the hidden eggs, collecting as many as they can find.
- Emphasize the importance of sharing and helping others find eggs if they have collected more than their fair share.

6. Sharing and Reflection (15 minutes):
- Gather students together and have them share the surprises they found inside their eggs.
- Guide a group discussion on the importance of sharing, kindness, and the joy of giving during Easter and other holidays.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Summarize the key takeaways from the lesson, emphasizing the significance of Easter traditions and symbols and the joy of surprises and sharing.

Common Core Labels Correlations:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K-2.1: Participate in collaborative conversations.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K-2.3: Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.K-2.7: Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.

How to make an Easter egg out of string, and filled with chocolate mini eggs. Using a balloon, string and glue learn how to make a string Easter egg. Makes a nice Easter decoration and its a great fun craft project to make with children. Other Videos:Eggshell Planters - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMEHbB9BnN0Magic Goop - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b13Pvd-xYw8Heart Shaped Egg - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWX4Hk4_O7ACookie Dough Bowls - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWuTwGgnIf4Music: Plucky Daisy - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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