Every year after Easter there seems to be a multitude of pastel colored eggs that take over the house. If your kids are like mine, once all the goodies have been discovered they tend to lose interest in them.
Before you pack those colorful eggs away for next year, use them for some of these plastic egg activities.
Plastic Egg Activities
There are so many fun ways to use those colorful eggs! Every year we use our plastic eggs to work on math and reading skills.
They are great for hands-on learning.
Below you will find activities for math, reading, and STEM.
Math Activities with Plastic Eggs
Easter Egg Math Hunt — Elementary kids will have fun with this scavenger hunt idea.
Color Matching Easter Egg Activity: Toddlers can work on colors with this simple plastic egg game.
Preschooler Plastic Eggs Activities: Toddlers and preschoolers will love using those plastic eggs for sorting, patterns, and even a memory game.
Number Recognition: Here is a super easy to set up idea to work on number skills with your toddler or preschooler.
Plastic Egg Counting: Use those eggs to work on counting and one-to-one correspondence with this simple activity.
Patterning Activity: There are lots of ways to use those leftover plastic eggs to work on patterning skills.
Plastic Egg Addition Game: Help children understand how to set up and solve equations with this printable game.
DIY Nesting Math Eggs: So much more fun than flashcards! Your child will love solving the math problem and then opening the egg to check their answers with this plastic egg math activity.
Multiplication Eggs: Older kids can use those eggs to work on math skills, like multiplication facts.
Reading Activities with Plastic Eggs
Easter Egg Alphabet Order Game : This is a fun way for your preschooler to have fun working on ABC order.
Sight Word Sensory Bin : Younger siblings will enjoy this easy to set up sensory bin, and early readers will have fun using it to work on sight word skills.
Easter Egg Phonics: Work on CVC words and more with this phonics activity.
Sight Word Egg Hunt: Create your very own sight word hunt like this one found.
Egg Scavenger Hunt to Make Words: Make spelling practice more fun with this idea.
Plastic Egg Contractions : This plastic egg activity is such a great way to help early readers understand contractions.
Simple Name Game: Help your toddler identify the letters of their name with this simple activity.
STEM Activities with Plastic Eggs
Plastic Egg Submarines: Work on making predictions and learn about what makes objects sink and float by making your very own submarines with this science activity.
Egg Tower: How tall of a tower can your child make?
Egg Maracas: Here’s a fun STEAM activity that is perfect for little ones.
This year, after all the egg hunts are finished, send the kids on one final hunt for those colorful eggs. Then use them in a few of these plastic egg activities.
So many great ideas, thank you!
I wish I had ideas like this when my children were younger. What great uses for Easter Eggs.
Christia Colquitt says
This is just what I was looking for! Thank you for sharing. We will be doing lots of these with our eggs.
So glad the list will help someone. Have a great Easter and enjoy those activities with the kids. 🙂
So many great ideas! These could be used before or after Easter.
Thanks for sharing with Everything Kids!
Definitely can still be used afterwards! (I actually keep 20 or so plastic eggs in a container in our homeschool area to use year round for learning activities.)
I wish I could get some plastic Easter eggs on my hands in Uganda! Thanks for sharing!