J is still really into plastic Easter eggs. He finds them…no matter where I hide them. He loves to say “shake shake” and open them to see if there are any prizes inside.
So….I decided to put together another fun Easter egg game….even if Easter is over.
It was super easy. All I did was fill a bowl with water and dump in some eggs. I added a small strainer and an egg platter I found for $1 at Target.
He loved scooping up the eggs and placing them in the egg platter.
He also spent quite a while filling them with water and dumping the water out. Which got me thinking “What else can I add that would be good for filling and dumping?”. So, out came the clear marbles.
The marbles really enhanced the play a lot. He spent lots of time filling the eggs with the marbles, and then placing the marbles in the egg platter.
What we learned
- Worked on fine motor skills through opening and closing the eggs, placing the marbles in the platter.
- Talked about the coolness of the water and the color of the eggs.
- Witnessed empty eggs floating, and eggs full of marbles sinking.
- Worked on hand eye coordination through scooping the eggs/marbles and placing them in the platter.
J is 23 months old while doing this activity.
Often time it’s the simplest activities that are the best for kiddos. This was super cheap and easy to do. It kept J’s attention for the longest time and it absolutely something I’ll be doing again with him.
Janice - learning4kids
I agree with you Amanda, the simplest activities are best for kids and will entertain them for hours! My kids love the plastic eggs too, they are not quite ready to put them away yet now that Easter is over. We will have to give this activity a try – I love the marbles!
I like how the egg tray has the eggs facing different directions. It makes it more of a challenge. I’m transitioning into a Spring theme for the rest of the month, so eggs still go with it!
ooo – I like this one! Maybe next year the little guy will be ready for this. Would have never thought to toss the eggs in a bowl of water!
Nice post. Looked like he’s having fun learning. y kids could play with those plastic eggs for months too.
Krissy Sherman Bonning
I love how you listed what he learned with the activity. I don’t think people realize sometimes how much our littles learn even doing the simplest of activities. This is great! Thanks for sharing in the Kids Co-Op this week. 🙂
Great idea! I think my daughter would LOVE this too! Thanks!