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 learning activities using plastic eggs.
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.
Plastic Egg Math Activities
Color Matching Easter Egg Activity: Toddlers can work on colors with this game from Simple Fun for Kids.
Preschooler Plastic Eggs Activities: Toddlers and preschoolers will love using those plastic eggs for sorting, patterns, and even a memory game from There’s Just One Mommy.
Number Recognition: Little Bins for Little Hands has 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 from There’s Just One Mommy.
Patterning Activity: There are lots of ways to use those leftover plastic eggs to work on patterning skills, like this activity from JDaniel4’s Mom
Plastic Egg Addition Game: Help children understand how to set up and solve equations with this printable game from Simple Fun for Kids.
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 from And Next Comes L at CBC Radio-Canada.
Multiplication Eggs: Even older kids can have fun with plastic egg learning activities with this idea from Rainy Day Mum.
Plastic Egg Reading Activities
Easter Egg Alphabet Order Game : The Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide created 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 working on sight word skills with this idea from There’s Just One Mommy.
Easter Egg Phonics: Work on CVC words and more with this phonics activity from The Joys of Boys.
Sight Word Egg Hunt: Create your very own sight word hunt like this one found at Books and Giggles.
Egg Scavenger Hunt to Make Words: Make spelling practice more fun with this idea from Hands on as We Grow.
Plastic Egg Contractions : This plastic egg activity from There’s Just One Mommy is such a great way to help early readers understand contractions!
Easter Egg Opposites: Work on opposites/antonyms with this plastic egg language arts activity from MeMeTales.
Bonus Plastic Egg Learning Activity:
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 from There’s Just One Mommy.
This year, after all the egg hunts are finished, send the kids on one final hunt for those colorful eggs and use them for a few of these plastic egg learning activities.