- Gather your materials. You will need some plastic eggs that have pre-made holes in them ( most do), some pipe cleaners, label stickers, and markers.
- Start by drawing on your label stickers (they are matte so you can color them and it will stick). I was shocked with how much my son liked this step, glad I added it in.
- Next stick them onto the egg.
- Use two labels to act as eyes and draw some eyes on them with a marker!
- Pick out a pipe cleaner or 2 if you are a toddler and like to always say “Two?” whenever anything is offered. Thread them through the holes.
- Gather your materials. You will need some tissue paper, pipe cleaners, scissors and eggs.
- Cut your tissue paper into a flower shape. I used multiple layers for each egg.
- Break the egg into 2 pieces if it has a connector, and thread the bottom piece onto the pipe cleaner.
- Add the tissue paper by making a small hole int the middle and threading it on.
- Add the top piece. Thread your pipe cleaner through and then gently tug, some eggs have one hole only, in this case, make a little knot and tug, if there are 2 holes simply thread it back in.
Polka Dot Discovery
I have done this activity for years and never once called the eggs Easter eggs, they were polka dots with surprises inside. Obviously, if you celebrate Easter there is no reason to call them anything else but if you don’t celebrate Easter you can still jump on the polka dot bandwagon and use them to have fun learning.
- Gather your materials. You will need some plastic eggs that open with room to hide things inside, you can also use small gift boxes. Some paper, a marker, some scissors and basket or bag.
- The great thing about this activity is that it’s versatile. If you are learning about shapes you can pop shapes in the eggs. If you are doing letters you stuff them with letters etc… So this next step is where you decide what to stuff them with and using a marker and paper make the surprises.
- Stuff the eggs and either hide them for a hunt or place them in a basket for your child to choose from.
- When your child finds the egg make sure to ask them what color the outside is. Then encourage them to open it up and find what’s inside.
- If your child is a young toddler you can simply put fun toys in and they will be kept busy finding them. Just opening the eggs are great fine motor skills practice!
- One last note if you have an older sibling who is working on sight words at grade school. You can pop those in some eggs for them too!
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