Today, we’re continuing our week of activities using plastic eggs. This is another part of our Activity of the Day series. Once again, you need plastic eggs and minimal supplies to set up a fun learning activity for your little one!

Egg Soup

Pull out the plastic eggs and some water for this sensory activity! Our little ones will be practicing a variety of skills as they scoop, pour, and make predictions.

Supplies

  • plastic eggs
  • plastic bin
  • water
  • large spoon
  • bowl(s)

Set Up

  1. Fill the plastic halfway with water.
  2. Add the plastic eggs.
  3. Invite your little one to transfer the eggs from the bin to the bowl using the large spoon.
  4. Allow your little one to take over the play and see what they do with this set up!

Babies (under 1)

For babies under 1, you can fill the bin with water and add the eggs. Allow them to splash and experiment with the eggs. If your baby is sitting, you can also turn this into a fun bath tub experience instead of using a bin.

Toddlers (1-3)

This is a great opportunity for our toddlers to work on their fine motor skills. You can make the task a little more challenging by increasing the distance from the bin to the bowl.

Preschoolers (3-5)

Preschoolers will benefit from the fine motor practice found in this activity. You can challenge them a bit more by asking them to scoop a specific color into the bowl. This will require some problem solving as they go after specific eggs.

Big Kids (6+)

If you have more than one big kid, you can turn this into a fun game to see who can fill their bucket with eggs first. You can also invite your big kid to make predictions about how many eggs will fit into the bowl. Grab different sized bowls for a mini lesson on volume and prediction.

Notes

The theme of this week is simple activities involving plastic eggs. While these may seem simple at first glance, they are filled with learning opportunities and can be adapted in a variety of ways. I encourage you to set up this bin with water and eggs and let your little ones have fun with it. It’s a great opportunity for them to practice imaginative play.

This activity is a part of our Activity of the Day series. This series was created to help parents with activities to do during school closures due to the coronavirus. Check back every weekday for new activity that you can do with kids of all ages!

A little water and some plastic eggs will keep your toddler entertained for a while with this fine motor play activity!