This month, the primary through 5th grade played a game called Eggs-Ercise for their warm-up activity. For Primary, the game involved matching and sorting the different colored eggs. We had to run to a cup and check what color they found and match it with the colored egg in the tray. Recognizing the colors and identifying the color names is an important part of a child’s development. When we recognize colors, we are noticing, matching, sorting, and labeling the characteristics of things in the world around us.
At the elementary level math was incorporated. Each team/group had to find a total of 15 eggs but had to arrange them a certain way. They were asked “How many rows of eggs and how many eggs in each row would you have arrange to equal 15 eggs?” They would have to work as a team to organize either five rows of three eggs or three rows of five eggs each. The purpose of this activity is to promote increased fitness, effective teamwork, and math concepts.