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Oval and Egg Kids Games & Activities


Oval Shape and Egg Games
egg games


Children will explore and learn the oval shape
Children will develop gross motor skills.


  • Paper ovals and circles
  • Envelopes
  • Hard-boiled or plastic eggs
  • Spoons


Easter is an egg-cellent time to talk about ovals. Show children an egg. Explain to children that the shape of the egg is oval. Things that are ovals are shaped like "squished" circles. Show children a circle and a oval shape. Help children describe the differences.

Give each child a cardboard tube. Have them look at the end of the tube and discuss its shape. Show them how to hold the tube’s end and gently squeeze. Explain that if the circle is squeezed, it becomes an oval. Turn over the tube and look at the other end which is still a circle.

Provide each child with a number of paper oval and circle cut-outs and two envelopes, one with a circle on it and the other with an oval on it. Have children sort the circles and ovals into the correct envelopes.

Art Table
Shape cardboard tube into a oval shape opening and let children dip the ends into paint to print eggs on brown craft paper.


Easter Egg Games:

Easter Egg Roll

Divide children into teams. Give each team a hard-boiled or plastic egg and a spoon. The goal is for the first person to roll the egg with the spoon to the end of the course and back. The person hands the spoon to the next person in line and the relay continues until a team finishes.

Variation: Have children roll the eggs with their noses.

Bunny, Bunny, Rabbit

This game is played simiiarily to the game "Duck, Duck, Goose." Have children sit in a circle. One child is "it" and hops around the circle tapping each child on the head and saying, "Bunny, bunny, bunny . . ." until he/she finally says, "RABBIT." Both children then hop around the circle trying to reach the vacated spot first.

Easter Egg Relay

Divide children into teams. Give the first person of each team two paper eggs. When you say go, the first child on each team lays one of the eggs out on the floor. The child steps on the first egg and then places the second egg in front of him or her. The child steps on the second egg, reaches back and picks up the first egg and then places that egg in front of him or her. He or she continues to the end of the course and then runs back and tags the next team member.

Walk the Egg

Divide children into teams and have them form a line. The first child in line puts an egg on the spoon and passes is to the next person in line. The egg goes all the way to the end and then comes back to the front of the line to determine the winner.

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How Many Eggs?

Have children write their name on a small piece of paper and their guess as to how many chocolate eggs are in a jar. The child who guesses the right number or comes closest takes the jar of candy home to share with their family.


Egg-Match Game

Cut a number of eggs made of different colors of craft paper or designs of wrapping paper in half either in different angles, or with decorative large cutting scissors. Hand out the eggs and have the children find their egg-match!

Movement Activities

picture of Lilly jumping rope

Jelly Bean Race

Give each child a spoon filled to the brim with jelly beans. Have children race to a designated space with their jelly-bean-filled spoons. Remind racers that all their jelly beans must stay on their spoons, or they must start over.

This Is an Oval
(Tune: Frere Jacques)

This is an oval. This is an oval.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It’s a long “o”
And it looks like an egg.
It’s an oval. It’s an oval.


Hunting for Eggs
(Author unknown)

Hunting for eggs
Under my bed,
I found one in a slipper,
And the egg was colored red.

Hunting for eggs,
Now I have two,
I found one in the closet,
And the egg was colored blue.

Hunting for eggs,
What a lucky fellow,
I found one in a bucket,
And the egg was colored yellow.

Hunting for eggs
Where none could be seen,
I found one in a shoe box,
And the egg was colored green.

Hunting for eggs,
Quick as a wink,
I found one in the garden,
And the egg was colored pink.

Red and yellow,
Green, pink, and blue.
I found five eggs–-
How about you?