Easter Egg Word Scramble

Online compatible : Yes – Hold the camera above the eggs and let students choose which egg by colour and point value, then arrange the letters in front of the camera for students to guess the word.

Age group : Best played by students aged between 6 and 12. Students need to be able to read.

Materials :

  • A pack of 20 plastic eggs, labelled with points based on the difficulty of the words inside.

  • A selection of words of differing difficulties for children to spell, cut into their individual letters and placed inside the eggs.

Preparation time : The time taken to make and cut up the words for the eggs

Number of players : Works equally well in groups as in private lessons.

Objective : To be the player ending the game with the most points.

Instructions :

Separate the class into teams. Each turn students choose one of the eggs. They then open the egg, remove the letters, and place them face up for everyone to see. Students guess the word that the letters spells. If they guess correctly the point value of the egg. If they are then able to arrange the letters in the correct order, they score an additional point for the team. Play continues with each student choosing an egg to open. When the teacher decides it is time to end the game, count the total scores for both teams. The team with the most points wins.

It is recommended that teachers consider the English level of the students carefully when designing the clues. The word “shoe” of the photo above is difficult for early learners to spell as it contains phonetic combinations such as “sh”. Rather than upset lower-level students, clues could be made by cutting pictures into a puzzle, and instead having children guess the word from the pieces.