Plastic Eggs

Plastic Eggs

Location: indoor

Materials: plastic eggs with other items that can fit inside of the eggs (rubber balls, rocks, corks, feathers, etc.)

Plastic eggs are not just fun for the Easter holiday. They make a fun material for kids to develop the muscles in their hands and work on hand-eye coordination.

Provide your kids with empty plastic eggs and a variety of materials to put inside. Encourage them to open them up, take out whatever is inside, put something new inside, close it back up, and shake or roll them. This can be done over and over again.

Possible Extensions:

  • Shake the eggs to compare the different sounds they make
  • What happens when you mix the filling?
  • Fill a variety of eggs and challenge your kids to sort the items into piles as they empy them

What We're Learning:

  • fine motor control
  • experimentation with different materials
  • language and vocabulary development
  • scientific thinking
  • sorting and categorization
  • visual discrimination