I created the above Montessori-inspired Easter egg sound set using the principles of the traditional Montessori sound boxes, which have six sound cylinders with red tops and six sound cylinders with blue tops. The eggs won’t be as colorful as a multi-colored set of Easter eggs but will isolate the difficulty in the matching of sounds. There should be 6 matching sets with the same type of objects (and same number of objects for the same sound) in each matching pair. The eggs could be opened at the end as a self check.
Here are links to some other wonderful Montessori-inspired Easter activities which are often appropriate for preschoolers through early elementary:
Our Trays ~ April from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments
Easter Egg Smelling Set from Homemade Montessori
Word Family Eggs from Kids Matter via 1+1+1=1. This may not have been intended as a Montessori-inspired activity, but it works perfectly as one if you put the eggs in a basket neatly on a low shelf that’s available for your child.
Easter Posts from Montessori Preschool
Easter Trays and Activities from Our Country Road
10 Fun Learning Games Using Plastic Eggs from Playing House
Ready for April from To the Lesson!
UPDATE: For Montessori-Inspired Easter Activities published after this post, see my 2012 Montessori-Inspired Easter Activities.
Wishing you and your child lots of Easter fun! 🙂