Let’s end this week with a little challenge for our kids! Pull out those plastic eggs once again and let’s have some fun. This activity works on problem solving, some math, and lots of motor skills. If you like this one, then don’t forget to sign up to receive the Activity of the Day straight to your email inbox!
For today’s activity, we’re going to be breaking our eggs in half once again. This is the perfect time to pull out those eggs that didn’t have a match in our Egg Match activity. If you have a little one that loves to build, then they are really going to love this one!
- plastic eggs of different colors
- Separate the two halves of each egg.
- Place them out on the floor or table.
- Show your kids how to create towers using the eggs.
- Invite your kids to create towers of their own.
Babies (under 1)
For babies, you can use this as an exploration activity. Let them explore the egg halves. Then, build towers for them to look at and knock down. This is the beginning point for understanding cause and effect later in life.
You can add in some color practice by asking your toddler to build a tower consisting of only one color. This is a great time to practice sorting the colors before you build with them.
With preschoolers, you can bring counting into this activity. You can do this in two ways. The first is to challenge them to build a tower that has so many egg halves in it. The other is to ask them to count how many eggs they put in their tower.
Big Kids (6+)
Encourage your big kid to make a pattern while they build. You can demonstrate and then ask them to copy or you can encourage them to build one on their own. Big kids will also enjoy the challenge of seeing who can build the tallest tower.
This activity can be changed in many different ways. Most kids will enjoy the challenge of simply seeing how high they can stack the eggs. If you notice that your child is getting frustrated, you can always step away and try again later. Not every child will like every activity and that’s okay – that’s what makes them unique and special.
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!