Egg-cellent Learning! (or … what to do with all those plastic Easter Eggs)


Have some extra plastic Easter eggs around the house?  I’m sure lots of us do this time of year.  Wondering what to do with all those plastic Easter Eggs?  Here’s a round-up of how we’ve been using ours …

Number Match

On one half of the egg you put the number, on the other you put that many dots.  Break up all the eggs and then have the child find the matches.  I made this one for my daughter who will be turning 3 in May.  I found this idea from Room Mom 101.

Color Sort

I also had my daughter sort all the eggs by color into different Easter baskets.

Size Sort 

And then I had her sort them by size!

Egg Stacking

We also did LOTS of egg stacking.  Sometimes we just tried to see how high we could build our egg tower … and other times we created patterns.  I got this idea from Time for Play.

Funny Faces

Super simple … just use the eggs to make silly faces!

Learn to Read

I made these for my son Henry who is really getting the hang of reading.  I got the idea from Having Fun at Home’s post “What to do with leftover Easter Eggs: Word Families”. One half of the egg has the end of the word (stem), with the other has the beginning sound.

Bathtime Fun!

Simply putting the eggs in the bath was also lots of fun.  The kids explored them floating, sinking, hiding-and-seeking in the bubbles, stacking on the side of the tub, filling, and pouring.

It just happened to end in a bubble fight!

Still want some MORE ideas on how to use plastic Easter eggs?  There are a ton more great blog posts!  Here are some of my favorites …

10 Fun Learning Games Using Plastic Eggs from Playing House

Found: 20 Activities Using Plastic Eggs from Modern Parents, Messy Kids

Easter Eggs ~ Not just for hunting from Creative Connections for Kids

10 Uses for Plastic Easter Eggs from Our Feminist Playschool

Make your Own Plastic Egg Teacups from Design Dazzle

Easter Egg Painting from Teach Preschool

5 Ideas for Plastic Eggs from The Iowa Farmer’s Wife

5 Fun Ways for Play & Learn with Plastic Eggs from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

Easter Egg Early Learning Fun! from Living Life Intentionally

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Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison (aka PlayDrMom) is a chubby kid turned competitive figure skater tween turned high school pom pon girl turned MSU Spartan turned grad student turned Mrs. HutcH turned Dr. turned Mom. She adores living in the Mitten, is addicted to Diet Coke, and firmly believes that ice cream is a main food group.
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  1. I love the variety of ideas of what to do with the plastic eggs (in the UK we don’t tend to give plastic eggs so I’ve had to go and hunt out some to buy for some of the fun activities that I’ve seen around now I think I need to get even more).

    Thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tots

  2. Stacking the eggs looks so fun. I think we’ll add them to the bath tonight. I’m not ready to pack them away just yet. I haven’t gotten to all the fun activities I planned…

  3. Cute! I do Ten for Tuesdays and featured plastic egg ideas today as well!! Love it!! We haven’t tried the bathtub, but I think that would be a huge hit. My tot loves it when I put balloons in the bathtub.

  4. great ideas! love the making funny faces! my daughter loves that! thanks for including our 5 ideas as well! :)

  5. I’m loving these ideas, especially the word families one since my daughter is just starting to read. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh I love the eggs in the bubble bath!

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