My daughter has been eyeing the plastic Easter eggs for the past couple of months. They’ve been in our storage room since last Easter, taunting her with their vibrant colors. I finally gave in to her demands last week and broke them out so we could play with them. Sure, we’ll do an Easter egg hunt and fill her Easter basket next weekend, but we found some other ways to enjoy the eggs before the real excitement of Easter is upon us. From color-sorting and music-making, the options are endless! (Not to mention, AFFORDABLE!)
The Options Are Endless!
Click through for 7 different ways to play and learn with Easter eggs!
These shiny, plastic treasures are fun just by themselves. Gather in a big pile and let your little one have fun touching all the eggs!
Teach your little one about colors while sorting out the eggs!
These colorful eggs make counting so much fun! 1 blue egg, 2 purple eggs, 3 yellow eggs…
Opening & Closing
Work on those fine motor skills by practicing opening and closing! (Make it MORE fun by adding a surprise inside the eggs – stickers, raisins, etc!)
Learn the Rainbow
Channel your elementary-school art class and teach your little one about Roy G. Biv! (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet!)
Matching & Memory
Lay out the egg halves and practice matching (colors to colors, tops to bottoms). Additionally, make up a memory game! See if your little one can remember where those treasures are…
Fill your eggs with things like beans and rice and let your little one have fun making music with their little egg shakers!
These are just the activities that I thought of while playing with our eggs last week. I’m sure there are TONS of great ideas out there! The options are endless…