If your town is anything like ours, there were probably 15 egg hunts scheduled for this past weekend. The weather hasn’t been very warm so we appreciate all the activities that our community plans for our kids. We had quite the busy weekend and our kiddos had so much fun!
Now, that the fun is over I get to have about 100 plastic eggs rolling around on the floor. My children are natural hoarders and refuse to throw any of their belongings away. I also hate to throw away things that we could reuse for future projects or activities.
Many of you may remember that we put Hailey into school last fall but unfortunately, we had to take her out. That’s a story for another day but I promise I’ll get to it. Anyways, we are officially homeschooling so I wanted to use the eggs for an activity.
Here are 3 ways to reuse plastic eggs for preschool activities:
All you’ll need is the plastic eggs and a marker. That’s it!
Right now, we are going strong with our letters. And practice is the only way to get the kids to learn their letters. All you have to do is write the uppercase letter on one side of the egg and the lowercase on the other side. Your preschooler can put them together to practice. It’s a fun way to learn!
Numbers can be tricky but with this fun activity, you can help your kids learn. Break the plastic egg in half and put the number on one side and place dots with the corresponding number on the other side. They will spend time counting the dots and memorizing the numbers. It’s the perfect activity for your preschooler.
Preschoolers are just learning their words and you don’t want to overwhelm them with this. So, just think of three letter words that they are beginning to recognize. Such as “dog”, “cat”, or “fox.” Place the first letter of the word on one side of the egg, and the other two letters on the other side.
These activities are so simple and there is very little prep to be done. Before you throw out those eggs, think about how you could reuse them. Even if you don’t have a preschooler, you can always come up with similar ideas for the older kids. Now, that Spring has arrived don’t let the kids steer away from learning every day!