Add A Little – 1 Year Old Curriculum – Unit E


Vocabulary: Egg, Surprise, Carton, Inside

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Let’s Wiggle

Surprise Eggs


  • Plastic Easter Eggs that open and close, large ones if possible. (Alternatively use small boxes or hide the toys in cloths.)
  • Small toys that can hide inside the eggs (but are not choking hazards). Consider:
    • Small stuffed animals
    • Small cars
    • A soother (if still in use)


  • Hide one small toy in each egg, then place all of them around the room “hiding” in plain sight.

Time to Play:

  • Hand your child one egg with a toy hiding inside. Encourage them to open it.
  • Next, tell your child there are more eggs hiding around the room. Encourage them to hunt for the eggs. If needed, walk around the room with your child. Be excited when you spot an egg.

Let’s Explore

Egg Carton Insert


  • One empty, clean egg carton
  • Popsicle sticks (alternatively consider Q-tips, spoons, or washable markers if your child can’t open them yet)
  • Optional: Markers or paint


  • Turn the egg carton upside down and poke one popsicle stick into the egg carton creating one hole in every place that held an egg.
  • Remove all the popsicle sticks.
  • Optional: For children who have begun sorting things by colour, consider colouring the holes and popsicle sticks to make it a matching game.

Time to Play:

  • Show your child the egg carton and model putting one or two popsicle sticks into the holes.
  • Encourage your child to try.

Let’s Sing

Can You Shake Along With Me?

Grab a couple of plastic Easter eggs (or small plastic containers), put some dried rice or beans inside and use these as your shakers.

Let’s Sing

Christian Song


For lyrics and actions, click here.

Let’s Read

Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs?
[a Lift-the-flap Book]
Katz, Karen

Let’s Read

Christian Book

The First Easter Day
Author: Jill Roman Lord
Illustator: Kimberley Barnes

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