Easter Egg Listening Game

I have to say, this is not my idea at all, but I saw it on the Music Teacher board on Facebook and had to share it! 
Rosemarie Gates Speich is the person who posted the game below (give credit where it is due!):

"Easter Egg Game - with Easter coming up, I'd thought I'd share a cute game that I play with grades 2+3 each year at this time. ( My 4th graders ask for it too!).
* Purchase the large size plastic easter eggs in solid colors.
*Fill pairs of eggs with identical objects. I've used macaroni, pennies, bobby pins, paper clips, pebbles, thumb tacks etc.
*Tape the eggs shut.
*Use a wide sharpie to number the eggs on the bottom. (no two eggs should have the same number). *Make a list for yourself of which eggs are matched pairs.
*To play the game: Give each child an egg. When the game begins, the kids must wander and try to find their match based on the sound their egg makes when they shake it. Hint: Tell the kids they can NOT use their voices. They must nod their heads to communicate with their friends. When they find their match, they sit down with their partner. When the class is seated, they announce their egg #'s and teacher checks to see if they have found their match. If correct, I ask them to shake their eggs for the class and the kids try to guess what's inside. Those who do not match correctly the first time get a second chance. The kids love this game. It's a great listening activity. Enjoy!"
'Easter Egg  Game - with Easter coming up,  I'd thought I'd share a cute game that I play with grades 2+3 each year at this time.   ( My 4th graders ask for it too!).   Purchase the large size plastic easter eggs in solid colors.   Fill pairs of eggs with identical objects.  I've used macaroni,  pennies,  bobby pins, paper clips, pebbles, thumb tacks etc.  Tape the eggs shut.  Use a wide sharpie to number the eggs on the bottom.  (no two eggs should have the same number).  Make a list for yourself of which eggs are matched pairs.   To play the game: Give each child an egg.  When the game begins,  the kids must wander and try to find their match based on the sound their egg makes when they shake it.   Hint:  Tell the kids they can NOT use their voices.   They must nod their heads to communicate with their friends.   When they find their match,  they sit down with their partner.   When the class is seated,  they announce their egg #'s and teacher checks to see if they have found their match.   If correct, I ask them to shake their eggs for the class and the kids try to guess what's inside.   Those who do not match correctly the first time get a second chance.   The kids love this game.   It's a great listening activity.  Enjoy!'
Catch you next time I have something Noteworthy!

2 comments:

  1. I saw this too and posted it to Pinterest! Thanks for putting it into more detail!

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    1. No problem :) Thanks for reading!

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