Activity 6- Easter Stone Hunt

Resources: Stones, paint, pens


As we don’t want to waste our eggs or have to buy a lot of chocolate at this time, why not find some large stones on a scavenger hunt and decorate them. If you don’t have pens or paint you could make berry, beetroot, paprika, turmeric and many other natural paint colours to use. If your pens or paints are limited you could just number the stones and challenge your children to find, identify and order the stones to their individual ability.

Intent- Learning Goals

Understanding the World – People and Communities

22-36 months

  • Learns that they have similarities and differences that connect

them to, and distinguish them from, others.

30-50 months

  • Knows some of the things that make them unique, and can

talk about some of the similarities and differences in relation to

friends or family.

40-60 months

  • Enjoys joining in with family customs and routines.

Maths – Numbers

40-60 months

  • Recognises numerals 1 to 5+

Physical Development – Moving and Handling

22-36 months

  • Shows control in holding and using jugs to pour, hammers,

books and mark-making tools.

  • May be beginning to show preference for dominant hand.

30-50 months

  • Holds pencil between thumb and two fingers, no longer using whole-hand grasp.
  • Holds pencil near point between first two fingers and thumb and uses it with good control.

40-60 months

  • Shows a preference for a dominant hand.
  • Begins to use anticlockwise movement and retrace vertical lines.
  • Uses a pencil and holds it effectively


Please use this space to record any findings, adaptions, reflections and quotes from your children. We would love you to email them back to us or share them on Tapestry.