Egg Activities & Fun Ideas for Kids


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Egg Arts and Crafts

Clay Eggs
Children can use clay or play dough to create various sizes and colors of eggs. Allow to dry if desired.

Eggshell Mosaic
Save and clean eggshells. Children can color eggshells with markers or paint. Then, have children spread glue on a piece of cardboard. Eggshells can be broken into smaller pieces and placed in glue to create a design.

Sugar Eggs
What you need:
Large egg
Egg white from one large egg (save the yolk for cooking)
1 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
Small plastic figure from craft store, or a photo
Milk lid
Wax paper

What you do:
Use a large needle to open the side of the egg. Break off tiny pieces of the eggshell with your fingers until there is an oval opening in the egg. Separate the egg white from the yolk. Put the egg white in a small bowl.

Carefully rinse the eggshell with water. Let dry completely. To make the sugar frosting, add the powdered sugar to the egg white and mix well. use a mixer and add food coloring if you want a colorful egg. Lay the wax paper on your work surface.

Carefully holding the egg in your hand, spread the frosting all over the outside using the back of a spoon. Set the frosted egg in the milk lid, the lid will be the base. Spoon a little frosting inside the egg too. Using your finger, dab frosting around the egg opening. You may wish to use a different color here.

After you are done decorating your egg with the sugar frosting let the egg set for 2 days. Make sure to leave the egg in a place where it is sure not to be disturbed. Dip the bottom of the small plastic figure ( or the photo) in glue and set it inside the egg. Spread a little glue inside the egg.

Shake in glitter. It will stick to the glue, and you can shake the extra glitter out of the egg. Use a butter knife to trim the extra frosting from the milk lid. Glue a ribbon around the milk lid base.

Note: One egg white makes 1/2 cup of sugar frosting which is enough to make 6 sugar eggs.

String Egg
white glue
You may want to experiment with different size balloons to find one that works best for you. Inflate a balloon and tie it. Fill a bowl with glue. Soak string in glue. Wrap balloon with the string. Wrap different ways, up,down,and diagonal to get a better design. Allow to dry completely. Paint.

You may want to sprinkle some glitter on the wet balloon after you paint it. Make sure the string is completely dry, then pop the balloon and hang up for a unique Easter decoration.

Outer-Space Eggs
Have an adult help with cracking an egg in two, and use the larger part of the shell. Trim off the excess broken edge of the shell with nail scissors. Have the child put a little white glue on this cut edge to make it stronger.

Cut a heavy paper or cardboard base in the shape of large feet. Glue the open end of the eggshell to the feet and let it dry. Attach paper or sticks with glue to form arms and antennae.

Paint the little egg man any color that you like best. Add features with paint or felt-tipped marker.

Egg Headband
lightweight cardboard or card stock paper
paint brushes
Start with a strip of lightweight cardboard about 1 inch wide, and long enough to go around your head and overlap a little. glue or staple the ends together.

From more of the same cardboard, cut enough egg shaped pieces to decorate the band. Paint the eggs a variety of fun colors, and when dry, decorate with contrasting colors or glitter. Then glue the eggs evenly around the band.

Coffee Filter Eggs
This is great in teaching children how to mix colors.

Precut eggs out of the coffee filters for each child. Mix 4 drops of food coloring to 1/4 cup of water in a bowl for each color. Let the children use eyedropper to put the color on the filters.

When dry you can glue the eggs onto a sheet of construction paper.

Paper Mache Egg
Make flour and water paste. Using strips of newspaper, soak in paste and wrap around a balloon. Hang up to dry. Pop the balloon. Decorate and hang up to make a decoration.

Make Nests
Put out raffia, straw, yarn, sticks, leaves. Help child put a large ring of glue on construction paper, then add pieces of above to make a nest. Make thumb prints in the middle to represent eggs.

Marbled Eggs
Mix one tsp. coloring, 1 tbs. vinegar, 1 cup hot water, and 1 tbs. salad oil. Eggs dyed in this solution will have marbled coloring.

Tissue Printed Eggs
(An alternative to egg dyes on the market)
Hard boil your eggs as you normally do before dyeing for Easter. Then give children a variety of small square cut tissue paper. Have them paint w/small amount of water over a piece of tissue on the egg. Remove the piece of tissue for a colored print on the egg. Repeat around the egg w/more tissue squares. Let thoroughly dry and you have a colorfully decorated egg!


Egg Games and Activities

Egg Toss
Plastic Easter eggs
prize box
The children line up facing each other and then toss the eggs back and forth. The one to still have their egg when the music stops is the winner. (all children get an Easter sticker just for playing the game. The winners also get to pick out of the prize box.)

Good Egg Number Game
Egg shapes from construction paper
plastic eggs

Arrange chairs in a circle with seats facing outward. Cut eggs from paper and number each consecutively. Tape 1 egg to each chair. Players walk around chairs to music.

When music stops, players sit on chairs, and adult turns away so she cannot see who is sitting on what number. She then calls out a number. Player sitting on the chair with that number is called “a good egg”.

Player must find a plastic egg (filled with candy or prizes)with that particular number on it. Continue until all children have received an egg.

You can also play music along with this game!

Roll the Egg
If you have more than one child it can be a race, or for one child you can time them. Place masking tape on the floor for the start and finish lines. Place one plastic egg on the starting line for each child.

Explain that the object of the game is to roll the egg to the finish line with YOUR NOSE. If they get too good, add a few obstacles, such as a chair to go around, or tape a line for them to try to follow, be creative.

Easter Egg Match-Up
Collect different colored plastic eggs. Take the eggs apart and have your child find two egg halves of the same color and put them together.

Egg Hop
Cut out large egg shapes from colored paper. Laminate them and cut them out. Place them on the floor and ask the children to hop from one egg to another. These may also be used at seat markers for group time. Or make bunny or duck foot prints for the children to follow.

Where is Your Egg?
Played like “Doggie Doggie where’s your bone?”

Have one child sit in the middle of the circle, and hide their eyes. Give another child an egg to hide behind their back. Have all the other children put their hands behind their back. Chant the following song:
Bunny, Bunny,
Your egg you can’t find
Somebody has it,
check behind,
The child in the middle gets three guesses.
Then the child who had the egg goes into the middle.

Egg Maze
Create a maze on the floor using classroom blocks. Older children may be able to help. Then, encourage children to roll and push a hard-boiled or plastic eggs through the maze as quickly as possible. Tools such as brushes, small brooms, or spoons could be used to roll the eggs.

Egg Sort
Create and cut various egg shapes out of construction paper or tag board. Decorate pieces as desired. Laminate pieces for durability. Sort the eggs by various attributes such as size, color, and patterns.

Egg Carton Math
Using a permanent marker, randomly number the egg cups in a egg carton from 1 to 12 (or use fewer numerals or sets of dot, if appropriate, Put a button or bread tag in the carton and close the lid. Children shake the carton, open the lid, and identify the number the piece landed on.

Eggshell Garden
Save and clean eggshell halves, Provide potting soil and seeds such as radish, marigold. Have children fill each shell with soil and a few seeds. Add a spoonful of water to each shell. Place eggshell halves in the cups of an empty egg carton.

Once the plants have grown, they can be transplanted into the ground or a larger container, after crushing the eggshells.

Vinegar and Eggs
Gently place a raw egg in a clear glass or jar filled with vinegar. Observe what happens to the egg over a period of three to four days. (after two days, the shell will soften and disappear. After three days, most of the calcium will have dissolved leaving only a bladder)

Egg Counting Fun
egg carton
plastic eggs
Write numbers on the side of each egg (1 – 12). Also write numbers on the bottom of each egg slot in carton. Then ask your children to match the egg to its correct slot! You can also put the corresponding number of jelly beans in each egg for an added counting surprise!


Egg Recipes and Snacks

Eggs in a Nest Snack
Melt some butterscotch chips in a double boiler. Mix in Chow Mein noodles till covered. Let each child mold noodles into the shape of a nest. Put in three jelly beans to represent eggs. Kids can have this at snack time.

Other snack ideas:
Jello eggs
hard boiled eggs
egg salad sandwiches
scrambled eggs


Egg Songs, Poems and Finger Plays

Red Hen Red Hen
(Tune: Baa Baa Black Sheep)
Red hen, red hen, have you eggs from me?
Yes, sir. Yes, sir. A lot you see.
One to hard boil.
Another one to fry.
One to scramble.
And Easter eggs to dye.
Red Hen, red hen, have you eggs for me?
Yes, sir. Yes, sir A whole lot you see.

Eggs in a nest
Here’s an egg in a nest up in a tree.
(make fist with right hand and place in palm of cupped left hand)
What’s inside? What can it be?
(shrug shoulders)
Peck, peck, peck,
Peep, peep, peep.
Out hatches a little bird,
(Wiggle fingers or fisted hand)
Cute as can be!
Hatching Chickens
Five eggs and five eggs
(hold one hand and then another)
Are underneath a hen.
Five eggs and five eggs
(hold up all fingers)
And that makes ten.
The hen keeps the eggs warm for three long weeks
(hold up three fingers)
Snap go the shells with tiny little beaks.
(Snap fingers)
Crack, Crack, the shells go,
(Clap four times)
The chickens, every one,
Fluff out their feathers
In the warm spring sun.
(make circle of arms)

Colored Egg Poem
Blue egg, blue egg,
Oh, what fun.
Blue egg, blue egg,
I found one.

Green egg, green egg,
I see you.
Green egg, green egg,
Now I’ve two.

Red egg, red egg,
Can you see?
Red egg, red egg,
Now I’ve three.

Yellow egg, yellow egg,
Just one more.
Yellow egg, yellow egg,
Now I’ve four.

Eggs, Eggs, Eggs
(Sung to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
Eggs in Buckets,
Eggs in Bins.
Eggs in baskets,
Eggs in tins.
Eggs in green grass,
Eggs in clover.
Eggs, Eggs, Eggs
Yes, eggs all over.
Eggs for children
Just like me.
Eggs for springtime fun,




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