Add some Easter-themed fun to your word work this spring with this editable Easter word building activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.
Digital Easter Word Building Activity
There are so many hands-on learning activities that you can do with Easter eggs. However, it’s not always possible to have plastic eggs and printable Easter activities on hand. Instead of digging out your stash of colorful eggs, you can give this digital Easter egg activity a try!
This activity is the perfect alternative and offers just as much engaging skill practice for your little learners. Plus, if you have students learning at home, they can use this fun Easter word building activity wherever they’re at.
Since this activity is editable, teachers can easily prep the activity ahead of time using any list of words they’d like their students to work on. There are no limits! You can practice sight words, color words, number words, spelling words, CVC words, vocabulary words, and seasonal words.
Since you can use so many different word lists with this literacy activity, you can use this for a variety of elementary grade levels. Pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade students would benefit from practicing sight words, CVC words, and color words to name a few. Second and third grade students would benefit from working on spelling and vocabulary words.
As you can see, this digital Easter word building activity is very versatile and easy to use in many ways.
Setting Up the Easter Word Building Activity in Google Slides
Students may use Google Slides™ to do this activity.
The download file includes a detailed guide with instructions and pictures on how to use this activity with you students, but it is quite simple to do.
If you are an instructor or teacher, you will want to copy the Google Slides assignment to your Google Drive and save it as a master copy.
Make sure that you click the dropdown next to the attachment. Pick the “Make a copy for each student” option.
Setting Up The Digital Easter Activity in Seesaw
Students can also use this activity in Seesaw, if you would like.
You will click the Seesaw specific link in the download file. When you arrive at the activity, you will need to click the “Save Activity” button. Then you will assign the activity to your students.
Easter Word Work
One of the most essential aspects of literacy instruction is word work. Word work helps students learn spelling and sound patterns in words, thus, helping them become more fluent readers and writers.
As students grow their skills, it’s important to expose them to many different words in each spelling and sound pattern and give them multiple opportunities to work with these words. This interactive, digital word building activity does just that. Students will read, type, and build the word with digital Easter egg letter tiles, giving them 3 ways to practice each word.
Not only will they practice reading the word and decoding if necessary, they’ll be able to manipulate the letters and sounds by building it with the Easter egg letter tiles. The drag and drop feature adds a hands-on element to this activity. After building the word, they’ll use their digital literacy skills to type the word.
To use this Easter word building activity for Google Slides and Seesaw, students will read the word in the “Read It” box. Then they’ll build the word in the grass by dragging and dropping the correct Easter egg letter tiles. Lastly, they’ll type the word in the “Type It” box. The digital Easter egg letter tiles are in alphabetical order, so students can use their letter identification knowledge to find the letters they need to build each word correctly. There are 18 slides in all for students to practice with.
This Easter word building activity is very versatile and easy to use with any word list you need your students to practice. It’s also perfect for teaching a variety of phonics skills. On top of that, it’s easy to differentiate for the needs of your students. Each student can have a different word list, ensuring that they’re working at their developmental level.
As your students’ skills grow, you can give them a new list to practice. You can assign word lists to small groups of students and have them all work on the same words. The beauty of this activity is no matter what word list you use, the activity looks the same and the directions are the same for all of your students. That way students can work on individualized word lists without feeling left out.
This Easter word building activity is perfect for a whole group practice activity as well as a literacy center or small group activity. Once your students feel confident with the directions, they can complete it as independent practice, an early finisher activity, or even morning work. If you have students learning via a distance learning or hybrid learning model, this is a great activity for them to do at home, too.
Sometimes you need to differentiate an activity to meet your higher level students’ needs. These students are ready to extend their learning and take on a challenge. Here are some ideas for how to challenge these learners with this digital Easter word building activity:
- Complete the slide and then write the word on a recording sheet.
- Complete the slide and write a sentence using the word on a recording sheet.
- Finish all slides and write the words in alphabetical order on a recording sheet.
- Write a paragraph or story using all of the words.
- Use jelly beans or Easter mini erasers to build the word.
- Build each word using magnetic letters.
I can’t wait for your students to get their hands on this digital Easter word building activity. Wherever your students are practicing and working on words, they’re sure to have fun this Easter season with this hands-on activity. You’ll have fluent readers in no time!
Click the button below to get the editable Digital Easter Word Building activity for Google Slides and Seesaw.