Adventures in First Grade

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Ideas Like Lightning

You know how sometimes a lesson will just come to you like a bolt of lightning?  That happened to me today.

We read the story The Easter Egg by Jan Brett.

The bunnies in the story are all trying to decorate the best egg so they can help the Easter Rabbit hide eggs on Easter morning.

After the story, I had my kids decorate their own egg (on paper). 

We have been talking about adjectives, so I had them right three sentences that would be clues as to what their egg looked like.  I hung their eggs on the SMARTBoard and each kiddo read his/her sentences and the other students tried to guess which egg they decorated.

We had already heard some clues and guessed a few pictures before I remembered to grab my camera!

They really enjoyed this project and were into writing their clues!

They liked it so much that I want to work this same idea into a different project.  Any ideas?

Happy Tuesday (Spring Break Countdown:  2 days!) 


  1. I love this!! :) Do you do anything with plants in the spring? They could write descriptions of their plant (describe the roots, stem, etc.)

    Second Grade Sugar and Spice

  2. Great idea how they had to describe their egg and find it! I love it!


    Apples and ABC's

  3. We read that book yesterday! I LOVE it.

    Grade ONEderful

  4. Love this activity. I'm going to have to change my lesson plans for tomorrow so that I can work it in! Thank you for posting!

    First Grade Delight