Preparing for a language-rich Easter Egg Hunt

POV: It’s 9pm the night before Easter and you just realised you haven’t sorted an Egg Hunt for the kids in the morning. 

You’re thinking you COULD just do the ol’ egg trail from the bedroom trick, or you COULD go to a lot more effort and hide them in the yard. Either way, no judgement.

If you do feel like being a particularly over-achieving parent this Easter, an egg hunt is actually an egg-cellent way to encourage language development, especially for location words.

What are location words you may ask? Also known as prepositions of place, these are words help us explain where something has or will take place e.g. in, on, under, next to, beside, between, behind, above, below etc.

Knowledge of these words is important for understanding basic instructions and describing the location of objects. So, rather than just hiding your eggs around the house and in the garden for your child to find, prepare some clues containing these location words to support development of these concepts.

Some examples may include:

  • In the letterbox
  • Under the trampoline
  • Behind the couch
  • Next to the swings

Tell your child these clues and see if they can follow the instruction. Once they find the treat in question ask them “where did you find this one” which will encourage your child to use these words in their own speech. If your child is a little older (year 2+) perhaps you could give them written clues.

If you give this a try let me know!

Happy Hunting.

Brit x


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