## Wednesday, March 31, 2021

### LET'S GET EGGY!

How about some science and math "hands on" activities with plastic eggs?  These are fun ideas for families to create for the children.

Math
Write numerals or number words on the eggs. Children fill with the appropriate amount of beans or paper clips.

Children match up dots or number words with numerals.

Place a certain number of small objects in the eggs (2-10). Children dump out the objects and then write all the combinations they can make.

Give children a variety of objects. Ask them to predict if each object will fit in an egg or if is too big. Sort the objects after testing if they will fit.

Use the eggs for addition and subtraction problems.

Reinforce place value by writing numerals 1-9 on the eggs. Children put the eggs together and then say the numeral.

Science
Let children draw pictures of all the animals that come from eggs.

Place objects in the eggs, such as popcorn kernels, cotton balls, bells, etc. Children shake the eggs and predict what is inside.
*Make two eggs with like objects for children to match the sounds.

Musical Instrument

Put dried beans in the eggs and tape to a plastic spoon to make maracas.

Spoon Relay
Give children a large spoon and an egg. Can they get their egg from one point to another without dropping it?

Yummy Snack
Put small crackers, raisins, cereal, grapes, or other healthy snacks in the eggs.

Sand and Water
Place eggs in a water table or sand box for pouring and measuring.

WHAT CAN YOU ADD TO MY LIST?  AS A TEACHER ONCE TOLD ME, "DR. JEAN, YOU TAKE SOMETHING SIMPLE AND WORK IT FOR ALL IT'S WORTH!"