Easter is over, but the little plastic eggs are still roaming around the house, carried by little hands. I’ve been trying to think about what other fun we can have with them.
The first seemed like a no-brainer to me:
1. Sorting! We sorted eggs by color. First we worked together to sort them into different containers. Then the little ones raced to see who could sort their pile first. Fun!
2. Making Patterns was our next activity. We tried simple 2 and 3 color patterns, but with older kids you could get quite complicated!
3. Shakers. Put some dry rice, dry beans, or even Cheerios in your egg. Now you have a shaker! Don’t want little ones opening it up and dumping it/eating the contents? Use a dab of super glue to hold it closed. (Our library has shakers like these and my kids love them!)
4. Scavenger Hunt. Who doesn’t like a good scavenger hunt? I hid picture clues in the eggs since my little ones don’t read yet. Each clue led them to the location of another egg with a clue, until they reached the final egg – filled with left over Easter goodies.
5. Memory Game. With my 4-year-old I made a memory game where she would match lower and upper case letters together. The 2 year-old’s game involved matching shapes. You could also do small toys, numbers, colors…. The options are endless. If you have eggs that have tops that connect (like I did), I suggest breaking off the little plastic piece that connects them to make it easier to lift the tops off and see what’s inside. We started with just 6 eggs (3 sets of pairs), but you could make it harder for older children and use more eggs.