Good Day! - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
We've been dying and hunting eggs like crazy around my house! Here are some fun ways to slip learning into the festivities!
Colors (obviously) Talk about the different colors while dying the eggs and about how some eggs are light and some are dark.
While hiding the eggs, do it in a variety of ways.
1. Hide all eggs up "high" for the kids to find and then hide all the eggs down "low" the next time. My toddler and the girl I watch learned these words today by doing this!
2. Hide only five eggs. As the kids find them, count them. "You found one egg." "Now we have two eggs!" Celebrate when you get to five. You can do more eggs for older kids that can count higher. My toddler cannot count yet, but somehow knew when we got to five!
3. After the eggs have been found, sort the eggs into colors. Then count the eggs of each color.
4. Hide the eggs and then assign each child a color. They are only allowed to collect eggs of that color.
5. Let the kids hide the eggs from each other. They have to use thinking skills to come up with good hiding spots. And they like being the one in control! With young toddlers, you have to keep them from hiding all the eggs in one spot. Plus, doing this gives you a chance to sit back and relax while the kids hide the eggs from each other!
Post any other holiday ideas you have!