Fun With Plastic Eggs!

Today’s feature article is written by Melissa Taylor from the wonderful Imagination Soup
Ready to get out those gazillion plastic Easter eggs again? I love all the playful learning fun kids can have. And, the eggs are inexpensive, too. Bonus, right?
We keep our plastic eggs out for months since they are a favorite play activity – sorting, opening and closing, hiding and finding, filling, dumping, . . . the list goes on.
So, here are our favorite plastic egg play ideas. Then, I want to hear yours!

Mixed-Up Color Match
Mix up the tops and bottoms of eggs so the colors don’t match. Have your child put the eggs back together so the colors match up.
Alphabet Discovery Eggs
Make discovery eggs, one for each letter of the alphabet. Use a sticker or pen to write the letter on one end of the egg. Inside, put something that starts with that letter. (Be sure it’s not a choking hazard if your child is under 3.)
What’s Inside?
Have your child hide rocks or other objects in the eggs. It’s amazingly entertaining!

Beautiful Eggs
Decorate the eggs with tape, buttons, stickers, ribbon, and pompoms.

Sink or Float?
Play with the eggs in water. Experiment to see what happens when they’re closed, and when they’re open.

Hide and Seek
Hide and find the eggs. Count how many eggs you’re hiding and pick one area of the house or yard.
Okay, I told you mine, now you tell me yours – what are your favorite plastic egg activities?
Learning Links:
Fine motor skills, phonemic awareness, physics, creativity, colors


Melissa Taylor is a mom, teacher, blogger at Imagination, and freelance writer

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