Fun Educational Egg Hunt for Kids: Matching Opposite Pairs

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Now, who doesn't love a good old fashioned egg hunt?  Well, I know my son is up for any task that involves a game, so I came up with this activity to reinforce opposites with an egg hunt!  Gather some plastic Easter eggs and pictures of opposites, and learning becomes a game of hide n seek!

This activity was originally posted with our Sound Matching game to go-along with the book, The Quiet Way Home.  However, because they are both their own unique activities, I {finally} felt they both deserved their own separate post.... a year later : )
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I wanted this to be an activity that Big Brother did on his own, so I looked through preshcool and kindergarten workbooks that were stashed away to find pictures of opposites.  Pairs that I used were fast/slow, up/down, wet/dry...etc. etc.  Once I found several pairs, I taped them onto the outside of plastic Easter egg halves and hid them around the playroom.   Big Brother's task was to find the eggs and then match the opposite pairs.

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I mixed up the colors so Big Brother would have to focus on matching the words the pictures represented, not the egg colors.  But if you had several of the same color, it would provide an element of self-correction.  

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Big Brother had trouble with some of the pictures as it wasn't clear what the word was supposed to be, but otherwise he did great job matching opposite pairs.  Next time I might write the word onto the picture, too.  This activity can be used for many other concepts, as well!! Happy Egg Hunting!

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