Here’s another colorful Easter game. This one is specifically designed for younger children – it’s a simple Easter egg matching game your toddlers and preschoolers are bound to love!
It’s an easy game where your little ones will need to match the correct egg tile to the one on the board. But your children will need to have an eye for detail as some of the colors and patterns can be pretty similar.
What Skills Can Your Little Ones Learn?
For a simple game, there’s actually quite a lot of skills that can be learnt and practiced!
This Easter toddler game will give your children some matching practice and force them to look closely at color, shape and pattern – which will help them to develop important early math skills.
They can also practice counting if you encourage them to count all the eggs, or just the Easter eggs which have green, or only the ones which have stripes. How many have red stripes? If you play the memory game I mention below, there’s even more chances to get some counting practice in!
It can also help with fine motor skills, as they’ll need to be able to grasp the pieces, and hand-eye coordination and hand control as they ensure they are placing them in the correct spot.
If they find it tricky at first, it may also help them learn patience and persistence – great life skills.
Who’d have thought such a simple game can help your children develop so many skills – that’s the power of play!
Other Easter printables that you may want to check out:
- Easter Bunny Number Sequencing Puzzle 1-10
- DIY Easter Headband Craft
- DIY Printable Easter Bunny Masks
- Cute Easter Color Matching Game
How To Prepare
This Simple Easter Egg Matching Game
Firstly, download it by clicking on the download box at the bottom of the page.
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Then, print it out on to paper or card.
Next, cut the pieces out carefully. I’d advise laminating them after as I’m sure you’ll want to use them again.
Now you’re all set and ready to play!
Other Things You Could Do with this Easter Matching game
If your little ones have mastered the main matching game you can take it to the next level by printing the second page with the egg tokens again so you’ll now have two sets.
That way, you’ll also be able to play an Easter memory game.
I’m sure you know how to play this game (sometimes called pairs), but in case you don’t it’s pretty easy:
- First, shuffle all the cards together
- Then lay them all face down in neat rows
- Starting with the youngest player, take turns turning two cards over
- If they match, you can keep them and have another go. If they don’t your turn is over and play moves to the the next player.
- Play continues in this fashion until the last pair is collected
- Count up all cards (a good chance to get a bit of counting practice in) and whoever has the most wins!
This game is great for developing memory and concentration skills.
If you’d like to make the game even more challenging you could combine it with another of these toddler matching game so there’s even more tiles:
Talking about what they can see while you’re playing is always great.
Ask them to think about the colors. What colors can you see? What else in the room is that color?
Ask them about the shapes. What shapes can you see in the eggs? What else do you know that is that shape?
Ask them which one of Easter eggs is their favourite and why.
This kind of questioning will keep them engaged and make them think more about what they are doing. It’s also brilliant for language development as you ask them to describe the eggs.
Don’t let them get away with ‘pretty’ or ‘nice’; teach them some words they might not know like ‘majestic’, ‘luminous’ and ‘radiant’.
I hope you and your little ones enjoy this simple Easter matching game!