March 3, 2023

Easter Basket Math Challenge w/ FREE Printables

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Easter Math

I often find that when Spring comes, I’m ready for something different. Even if it’s just for a day, a break from the normal math routine is a fun and welcome change. Because I homeschool, my kids are all at different grades and abilities, so finding a math challenge that can involve each of them together can be a bit of a challenge.  This Easter Math is an open-ended math activity which allows all ages to participate. All you need is the Easter basket and egg printables in color or black and white and you are ready to review math with a Easter activity for kids.  This number sense activity for Easter is fun for kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 students.

Easter Egg Printables

Start by scrolling to the bottom of the post, under the terms of use, and click on the text link that says >> Download <<. The pdf file will open in a new window for you to save the freebie and print the template.

Easter math challenge

To try this Easter Math Printable, all you need are a few simple materials:

Materials Needed:

• Scissors
• Card stock and/or a laminator for durability (optional)

Easter Math Activity

The basic premise of this challenge is to come up with a variety of different ways to represent any given number. Students will write their number on their basket, and then write different representations on their eggs to fill the basket. (It’s similar to this version for Fall, which uses a Turkey instead)

For example, if your number is ten, you could represent it as 5+5, 20-10, tally marks, dots, 2×5, etc.

Easter Activities for Kids

The wonderful thing about this challenge is that any age can participate. Young kids can focus on smaller numbers, visual representations and addition/subtraction facts.

Older kids can really be challenged to think outside the box with their answers, or be given a large number, or be given a fraction, decimal, etc.

The possibilities are endless!

Easter Worksheets

• Color printable set with a basket and 6 colorful eggs – I would suggest you laminate this set and let students write their answers with fry erase marker to use again and again. This would make a great math center activity or a fun, quiet challenge for early finishers.
• Black and White cut and paste version – print a “My Number Basket” page and set of eggs for each student. then assign a number to everyone. (You can either have everyone use the same target number and see how many unique solutions you come up with as a class, or you can assign different numbers.) To assign every student their own number, you can draw out of a hat, or use a random number generator (on a graphing calculator or at random.org).  Once students have written a different representation on each egg, they can cut them out and glue them onto their basket. Then they can color and decorate their page!

Or you could print the color version for each kid and let them cut it out and glue the completed basket on construction paper. Then display everyone’s number basket around your room or staple to basket to your bulletin board to use with your “number of the day.” Then give each student an egg (you’ll need to print multiple copies) and have them each come up with their own representation of that day’s number.

Ideas for Number Representations

The possible solutions for any given number are endless, but here are some ideas to get your creative math juices flowing:

• Tally Marks
• Visual representations (groups of equal dots, ten frames, etc.)
• Multiplication/division facts
• Expanded form
• Exponential form
• Math expression using order of operations
• Fractions or decimals

Or anything else you can think of, as long as the solution is equal to your target number!

Easter Arts and Crafts

Looking for some cute and clever easter crafts? You will love these fun ideas! Plus don’t miss Over 50 Creative Ideas To Fill Easter Eggs , our cute bunny pancakes, or our traditional bunny cake.

Free Easter Printables

These fun activities use our free easter printables to save you on prep work!

Easter Worksheets

Looking for free Easter worksheets or educational easter activities? Check out these resources and don’t miss our Easter Lesson Plan for Preschool or our Easter Books for PReschoolers

Make learning fun by adding one of these engaging easter activity ideas to your Easter Theme