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.
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.