Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What can you do with your leftover Easter Eggs?

If you're like me, you're constantly looking for multiple uses for items. Just recently, I struggled to get rid of the leftover plastic eggs after the hunt was over. The good news is that there are a number of ways those little eggs can be used to keep little ones busy for hours.

Here are some educational ideas by age for recycling Easter Eggs:

Under 2
  • Play a color matching game where the child must find two eggs in the same color. Older children can find two halves of an egg and hook them together.
  • Write an uppercase letter on the top half of the egg and a lowercase letter on the lower half (pictured). Have the kids find matches. Mix and match colors for older kids.
  • Play a variation of Memory by hiding small items, pictures or letters inside the eggs and asking the kids to find matches.
  • Write a sight word on the outside of an egg. On the inside, place the letters. Kids unscramble the letters to spell the word. Give older kids blank eggs with the scrambled letters inside and have them write the word on the outside of the egg.
If you have another way you use plastic eggs, do share!


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