6 ways to use Easter Plastic Eggs

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.

Matching pompoms to eggs

Matching eggs

Those eggs have a pattern so I will simply as the child to find the matching half.

Matching eggs to plastic eggs

I love those glittery little eggs. The child has to hide the coloured egg into the corresponding plastic egg.

 

Colour matching

It’s so easy to reuse egg cartons. So with this one, I have only use my sharpies and coloured the bottom of the egg carton. Another colour matching.

 

Number recognition

Match the number of dots to the right numeral.

Rhyming eggs

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”

Other ideas not pictured

  • I will hide a piece of paper with 3 letters words to read.
  • I will hide a yoga pose in some eggs to use in  my Children’s yoga class. You could also write down some fun instructions such as “hop like a bunny”, “slide like a snake”, “balance on one foot”
  • Use the eggs for a treasure hunt with cues in each egg.
  • balance the half eggs on top of each other to build a huge tower
  • Stick the eggs together with playdough
  • Use the eggs with playdough or magic sand/sand, just an open ended activity.
  • Throw the egg in a shallow dish and fish them with a colander
  • Make marks with paint using the half of the eggs.
  • Egg race with spoon and eggs
  • Make some egg shaker, fill them in with various noisy material and match by sound.

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 animals toys we have.

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About the Author Carine Robin

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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