Monday, March 21, 2011


Every year at Easter/Springtime we get out our eggs to add to our learning materials. For the past two years I used large wooden eggs bought at Michaels or Hobby Lobby (you can get a pack of 4 for $2.99 and with a coupon for 40% off they always have....a steal!) I love eggs made from natural materials instead of the yucky plastic ones.

Last year I dyed a set of wooden eggs for easter. I need to find the pictures to post.....

The past two years I've just put out a few eggs and cut a cardboard egg carton into 4 or 6.

This year I bought Q a set of 12 paper-mache eggs (brown cardboard). (and in my easter stuff somewhere I actually have 6 we can fill one of the BIG egg cartons next year!!)

This can be modified for infants--just put out a couple eggs and a smaller carton (cut down).

For preschoolers/older toddlers--put out a dozen!

Q has fun playing with her eggs and incorporating them into dramatic play. The visualization that occurs when she takes out/puts in eggs to the carton is also starting to teach her concepts of numbers, addition and subtraction.

For infants the eggs are great for encouraging motor development, as well as matching and spatial awareness--as they fit the eggs into the compartments.
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