Math matching eggs

Use plastic eggs from Easter as a fun learning tool.

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By Candace Lindemann
Children's Author & Education Consultant

Candace Lindemann is a published children’s writer and educational consultant. She holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. You can also find Candace blogging at While Candace’s degrees prepared her for a career in education, she’s found that the best preparation for parenting is on-the-job training.

Plastic eggs leftover from Easter are a fun learning tool for practicing equations.

Math fact plastic eggs can easily be individualized for your child's learning level. The eggs can reinforce addition, subtraction, multiplication or division, depending on what your child is learning at school.

  1. Write a number sentence (such as "2+2=") on one side of the egg and the answer ("4") on the other.
  2. Mix up the halves, maybe even hiding them around the house like a post-Easter egg hunt.
  3. Have the children find and assemble the matching halves.

To adapt the game for younger children who are just learning their numbers, put a number of dots on one side of the egg and the corresponding numeral on the other.