Easter Story
Baskets are useful tools. They can be used when harvesting from a garden, for storing items, or for carrying items from one place to another. Baskets are especially helpful when collecting eggs. Today you will listen to a story about a basket, engineer and build your own basket. After that, you will write about how you made your basket and then measure it.

Today’s Activities

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Listen/Read

Theme: Easter Story

Read The Biggest Easter Basket Ever

Pretend you are Clayton and Desmond.

What items would you want to put in your easter basket?

Draw a picture of your basket, filled with eggs and candy!

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Color

Color in this Easter basket.

Draw pictures or use stickers to show what your basket is filled with. 

Measure

Use a nonstandard unit of measure to measure the width and length of your basket. (You can measure with Legos, cheerios, jelly beans, etc.)

Leveled learning extension: Focus on counting and making simple patterns using this fun packet

Leveled learning extension: Focus on counting and making simple patterns using this fun packet! 

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Create

Use natural or recycled materials to construct a basket.

Your basket must have a handle and be able to hold at least 3 eggs.

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Decorate

Decorate and write about your basket.

This is my basket.

It is ___________.

Here is my ______basket.

It is ________.

My basket is ________.

I like my ________.

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In-Hand Resources

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Easter Story In Hand Packet

Teaching Tips

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Accessibility Feature

Turning on transcripts for YouTube Videos [PDF]

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Speech & Language

Focus on describing an Easter egg. Here is a picture of 6 different eggs.

Can you describe them?

OT Activity of the Day: Work on your pencil grasp by painting with a Q-Tip. Hold the Q-Tip in your first three fingers, like you hold a pencil. Dip the q-tip in some paint and then dot each of the circles on the Easter Egg printout

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