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Age Range: 5-7
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • Maths

KS1 Easter Maths: Count using eggs

Link words and numbers and learn how to count forwards and backwards using eggs in this fun Easter maths activity for kids

In this fun Easter STEM activity for kids, students will cut out eggs with numbers in words and shells with numbers in figures, then link the two ways of representing numbers. Learners will also have the opportunity to count and carry out some simple sums using the cut outs.

This practical maths challenge could be used as a main lesson activity, to teach learners about numbers and counting.

Activity: Count using eggs

This is one of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of the primary national curriculum. They are designed to support the delivery of key topics within Mathematics and Design and Technology. This resource is aimed at learners in reception or early Key Stage 1 and focuses on developing knowledge of the words used to represent numbers.

The teacher will first print the activity sheet onto thin card. Learners should then match the eggs and shells and put them in the correct sequence, either forwards or backwards. They could also use these to count forwards or backwards in multiples. As an optional extension, students could also use the eggs as number cards to carry out some sums. Cards with mathematical symbols are included at the end of the handout. These should be cut around the dotted line.

If time permits, learners could decorate the eggs and shells.

This activity should take approximately 40-60 minutes.

Tools/resources required

  • Handouts printed on card
  • Scissors
  • Colouring pens/pencils

Suggested learning outcomes

By the end of this Easter maths activity learners will know how numbers are represented by words and they will be able to count forwards and backwards in numbers and multiples up to 100.

The engineering context

An understanding of numbers is vital for engineers who need to solve lots of interesting problems. For example, they need to know the sizes to make products and communicate these to other people. Electronic engineers use countdown timers to let motorists know when a traffic light will change from red to green, so that that motorists can drive off safely.

Download the free Count using eggs activity sheet below!

All activity sheets and supporting resources are free to download, and all the documents are fully editable, so you can tailor them to your students’ and your schools’ needs.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Count using eggs

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