Okay so we have quite a ways until Easter but don’t judge me. I am oddly obsessed with all games and toys that are related to eggs. Opening/closing egg toys are my favorite for babies because they teach them how to use both hands together in a coordinated way AND they usually have some sort of visual matching component too.
Anyways, I digress.
You guys, this activity was SO easy to set up, or should I say there was really no set up, and the kids LOVED IT. I am not kidding when I say they have been playing it non-stop all weekend. So if you’re feeling the weekend toddler crazies and trying to prevent your house from being turned upside down before nap time, run to Easter Eggs Rocks + Chalks quick!
All you need is 4 things:
- Chalk of any kind
- Old egg carton
- Easter baskets (optional)
This activity is definitely chalk full of skill building but honestly, we were just trying to have a little fun and kill time before dinner.
Heres how to play:
- Color the rocks all your favorite colors
- Put them in the carton
- Have the kids count the rocks
- Talk about your favorite colors together
- Hide the rocks all over your house or backyard
- Take turns hiding the eggs (the kids especially loved getting to hide them for me and watching me try to find them)
- Practice math skills when trying to determine how many eggs are still missing
Here’s a few skills we worked on:
- Bilateral integration skills (Using one hand to stabilize the rock while the other dominant hand colors)
- Tripod grasping skills (using three fingers to hold the chalk with an open web space in the web space)
- Simple subtraction
- Parent interaction