Egg in the nest sorting game

Yesterday I made my own Easter grass and I am using part of the colorful shredded grass to make a sorting game for the kids…

I started by gluing a handful of colorful shredded grass to paper plates. This gives a little bit of a bird nest look but with lots of spring colors…

I will set out the colorful “bird nests” along with a basket of plastic eggs that are the same color for the children to use as a sorting game…

I am thinking that I may even get some smaller paper plates and invite the children to make their own colorful bird nests…

The remaining shredded grass will be used for sensory play along with more plastic eggs and other items for sensory play. The children can mix up all the colors as they wish in the sensory table…

Don’t you just love all the spring colors?

Books on Amazon

Links to Grow On

“There’s a Bird on Your Head” from Mommy and Me Bookclub

“Baby Birds” from Preschool Playbook

A Bird Themed Snack from Almost Unschoolers

Lots of Birds and a Tree from The Chocolate Muffin Tree

Paper Tube Binoculars from Almost Unschoolers

Angry Birds and Cardboard Tube Chicks from Crafts by Amanda

By |2011-04-07T07:00:23+00:00April 7th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Theresa Milstein April 7, 2011 at 7:36 am - Reply

    Very pretty. Full of spring color!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 7, 2011 at 7:37 am - Reply

      I love the spring colors too! Thanks for stopping by Theresa

  2. Thanks for the mention again! This looks like an awesome game! I need to buy more plastic eggs!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      I have way to many plastic eggs – if you lived close by I would just give you some:)

  3. Jackie Lee April 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    What a great way to create a sorting game, the colors, the eggs, what fun. My daughter just looked over my shoulder and said “we should do that for Easter!” Well, I guess I need to see if our shredder still works. 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm - Reply

      I love it Jackie – your daughter is a smart girl:) I hope that shredder works.

  4. Victoria Armijo April 8, 2011 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Absolutely love this activity! This is something that I definitely would have done in my Pre-K classroom with my students! They would have loved it so much! Thank you for sharing :0) Great activity perfect for Easter!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 8, 2011 at 11:11 pm - Reply

      This is an easy activity to pull together for just about any age!

  5. Danielle Scribner April 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing a link to our Mommy and Me activities!

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 17, 2011 at 9:52 pm - Reply

      You are welcome:)

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