And if you’re anything like me, you probably cringe a little at the thought of chucking all that plastic into a landfill somewhere (let’s not forget, it was just Earth Day on Friday). My suggestion? Gather them all up and store them with the toys that are currently out of rotation. (Because we only keep out about 1/3 of our toys at a time and rotate them regularly – right? Sure we do.) Then, the next time the kids are bored, set up an indoor egg hunt and let the good times roll.
First up is “10 fun learning games using plastic eggs” from Playing House. I like this list because, as the title suggestions, it’s full of games that are both fun and educational.
Here’s a great letter recognition game from I can teach my child.
“Easter eggs – not just for hunting” at Creative Connections for Kids is another excellent list of stimulating games, art projects and crafts.
Finally, this last activity is a lot more open-ended – which is always the best way to play in my opinion. Great for fostering creativity and incidental learning. Check it out at The Imagination Tree.
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