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Wondering what to do with plastic eggs that is fun and educational?
I have compiled a few ideas to try with very young toddlers and older children.
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Those eggs have a pattern so I will simply as the child to find the matching half.
I love those glittery little eggs. The child has to hide the coloured egg in the corresponding plastic egg.
It’s so easy to reuse egg cartons. So with this one, I have only used my sharpies and coloured the bottom of the egg carton. Another colour matching.
Match the number of dots to the right numeral.
I write some word families on the eggs, with the end blend on one half and the first letter on the other half.
I have written “sat, mat, rat, cat, bat, fat, hat”, “pen, hen, zen, ten, men”, “big, wig, jig, pig”, “bug, mug, rug, tug”, “bog, mog, log, jog, dog”
I am sure you have many more ideas too!
I made those activities with what I had already as I didn’t want to buy any more plastic eggs. I have been using the same batch of plastic eggs for nearly 8 years!
The fake grass is from Sainsbury. I was thrilled to have found this as I am planning to use it with the farm and the animal toys we have.
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Carine Robin has a Master’s Degree in Psychology, specialising in child psychology. She worked for various social services in her home country of Belgium, before moving to Ireland in 2006. It was there that she started working in a nursery and discovered Montessori education. After having her first child, her passion for the philosophy grew and she qualified as a Montessori teacher and managed a preschool. Carine has been running a Montessori based parents and toddler group and coaching families for 9 years. She now also runs an online group for over 14000 parents, sharing her knowledge and passion with people from around the world. In 2018, Carine realised families needed more support and launched her popular online parenting courses and monthly subscription boxes, full of personally designed Montessori materials.
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