Easter egg math activity with symmetry

The Easter bunny wants a selfie too, and one with symmetry is extra special, don't you agree? Any image with line symmetry can be used; the idea is for Kindergarten to Grade 4 students to make every shape on one half the same color as the corresponding shape on the other half. For example, if one cheek is pink, they will color the other cheek pink also. Here are a few symmetry words and concepts this activity will review:
• Half • Whole • Line of symmetry • Match • Equal • Repeat • Mirror image •
Supports the Common Core State Standard for 4th grade geometry: 4.G.A.3.

 Click image to preview Easter eggs with symmetry in my TPT shop

Click image to preview Easter eggs with symmetry in my TPT shop

To do this activity from scratch, you could fold a piece of paper in half lengthwise and crease it to make the line of symmetry. With the paper folded, cut out the shape of half an egg. Unfold, then draw a design on one half, then repeat it as a mirror image on the other half. Color so that both sides match. Another idea is to use construction paper to make the egg, then put splotches of paint on it, fold on the crease and press, then open the egg and allow to dry.

For a low prep printable version, check out my Symmetry is Eggciting! resource. It was recently updated to include 3 levels of difficulty for each of the 10 designs to allow for differentiation:

 Print one level or let students choose what they're comfortable with.

Print one level or let students choose what they're comfortable with.

If you already have this printable activity, please check on your My Purchases page on Teachers Pay Teachers to download the updated version that now includes the intermediate option. The finished symmetrical eggs make a beautiful bulletin board or door display.

I hope you and your class have a wonderful spring!

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