Thursday, March 25, 2010

Easter Basket Counting Game

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This is a pretty simple game…. place the baskets in numerical order from 0 – 10 (obviously you can do 0-9 or 1-10 if you prefer), then place the correct number of eggs in each basket.  Here’s what the playing pieces look like:imageOR place the egg with the correct number of flowers painted on it in each basket.  OR turn it all into a file folder game and do both.

I decided to create a file folder game.
I laid the baskets out on the inside of my folder and taped them down with small pieces of double stick tape along the top and bottom edges.

Then I laminated the entire folder with contact paper.  (Note:  I tried adding a pocket for the game pieces, but it just wasn’t working for so many pieces.  I ended up putting them in a zipper baggie which I stapled to the back of the folder.)

Next, I took a very sharp pair of scissors (you could use an exacto knife) and made a slit in each basket.  I had to be careful to go only through the top layer of contact paper and the basket, and not through the file folder itself.  This turned the baskets into little pockets for the pictures 010
M counts out the correct number of eggs and then places them in the appropriate basket/pocket:blog pictures 020 Then, if he wants, he places the flowered eggs in the correct baskets:blog pictures 023
Despite the lengthy instructions for putting this together, it actually only took about 1/2 hour.  Let me know if you use it… we are really loving it!

The printables can be downloaded here.

Have a beautiful day! :)


  1. I'm going to print out this post and take it to our youngest Grands preschool. What a clever, clever idea! Thank you for sharing this.

  2. Very cute! I love all your downloads. Can I add them to my list of math downloads?

  3. This looks great, Nicole! Thanks or sharing it!!

  4. Joyful Learner - Thank you! Yes, you can add them to your math downloads, but please link to the blog post I've written, not just the download link (so others can see how to put activities together and use them). Thanks! P.S. Sorry to respond this way, I couldn't find your email address.

  5. Great idea, Nicole. Your printables are always so nicely done.

  6. What a cute ff game! Love it!!!

  7. Thanks for sharing the great game!! Can't wait to print it out and give it a try!


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