Keeping little ones busy and out of trouble is a full time job that requires a lot of creativity. I am a firm believer that learning can be fun, and if you make it enjoyable it will stick better in their minds better. Children are always learning and younger children especially use all their senses to gather information from the world and process it- give them every opportunity to use all 5 senses. If you have extra plastic eggs and a toddler on hand I have 4 fun Toddler Activities With Plastic Easter Eggs for them beyond just an egg hunt.
4 Toddler Activities With Plastic Easter Eggs
Painting With Eggs– This is a fun activity that engages a childs sense of touch as well as being visually stimulating. Eggs can be rolled in various colors of paint and then across paper to create a marbleized look. Or break them in half , dip them in paint, and stamp on paper. Create patterns by alternating colors in a line, encourage your child to repeat your pattern.
Color Matching-Gather 1 of each color egg you want to work with your child on, break them all in half and place them in basket. Demonstrate to your child how to join the two halves-matching two of the same color, ask them to name the color as they put them together. To extend the activity you can place squares of construction paper in the same colors of the eggs, have them match the egg halves to each paper. Give your child an egg, have them search the house for other items of the same color.
Sound Matching– A fantastic activity that gives children an opportunity to strengthen their listening skills. Gather items that will make distinct sounds such as; coins, rice, buttons, paper clips, small erasers, bells or other small objects. Put each object in 2 eggs, have your child shake, listen to the sounds, and match them accordingly.
Egg Lunch– After all the games and activities are done a fun lunch inside plastic eggs that have been washed and dried thoroughly is a great way finish up. Carrot sticks and ranch dressing, jelly beans, pretzel sticks, yogurt, grapes, cheese cubes, raisins, goldfish, hardboiled eggs or anything else that will fit in half a plastic egg. We snacked on it a little, put it in the fridge and snacked a bit more throughout the day.