Inside: Wondering what to do with all those leftover plastic eggs? Here are 10+ Easter ideas that build a variety of skills!
Plastic eggs are popular for Easter egg hunts and Easter baskets.
But did you know they can also be used to build an assortment of skills?
Skills such as
If you are like me, and save plastic eggs when spring is over, you will love knowing you can put them to good use.
Check out this collection of over 10 different Easter ideas to use with them!
👉 Scroll down to find the free pdf download for a free egg color sorting puzzle!
10+ Easter Ideas Using Plastic Eggs
Topsy Turvy Easter Egg Activity: This is fun action art that requires eggs dipped in paint to be tossed around on a piece of paper.
Painting with Eggs: Our toddlers really love the stamping motion with this easy art activity!
Spin Painted Eggs: Grab your salad spinner and enjoy the process of painting these hanging eggs.
Spring Color Sorting Bin: Use pom poms that are the same colors as your plastic eggs and work on color recognition.
Easter egg Color Matching: Use a recycled egg carton for this fun color activity. (Sunny Day Family)
Egg Towers: Stacking eggs is a great fine motor activity! (Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls)
Counting with Easter Eggs: Work on one-to-one correspondence while counting the pieces in each egg. (Nurture Store)
Easter Egg Shape Math: This is super simple to set up, and a fun way to reinforce shape recognition skills. (School Time Snippets)
Letter Matching: This hands-on approach to matching upper and lower case letters is fun! For younger kiddos, use either all uppercase or all lowercase to make the matching easier. (The Happy Teacher)
Name Recognition: Crack open the egg and put the letters in order to spell your name! (Sparkling Buds)
Egg Stacking Activity: Invite your child to build egg sculptures. (The Educator’s Spin On It)
Glow in the Dark Eggs: How about an egg hunt at night with the lights dimmed? (Hip 2 Save)
Spring Movement Game: There are 36 spring-themed action cards you can tuck into eggs that get kids moving! (Creative Little Explorers)
Flying Eggs: Add some STEM to your child’s day with this catapult activity. (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Plastic Egg Submarines: Can you sink the egg? (There’s Just One Mommy)
Easter Egg Rockets: This is a great challenge for preschoolers! Can you make the rocket fly? (Team Cartwright)
Music and Movement
Egg Shakers: So fun to make, and a great way to explore rhythm and sound. (Mama Smiles)
Shaky Eggs: This post includes ideas for using those shakers! (Early Learning Ideas)
More Easter activities:
Free egg color matching puzzle!
Click on the photo below for link to the pdf download:
Preschool Easter Lesson Plans
Explore symbols of Easter and fun Easter theme activities for kids in this engaging printable lesson plan set with ideas for reading, math, science & more.
CLICK HERE for more information.