1. Make your own play dough or silly putty and use the egg store it.
2. Read “Jack and the Beanstalk”. Use a gold or yellow egg and hide it for the child to find at the end of the story.
3. Use them for a dinosaur birthday party. Put dinosaurs inside them and hide them outside for the kids to go on a dinosaur hunt.
4. Use them for a magic trick. Take three halves and put a small object under one of them. Make a friend watch as you move the eggs around. Have them guess which egg the object is under.
5. Make aliens out of them with pipe cleaners, googly eyes and markers.
6. Make musical instruments. Add a tablespoon of rice, beans, oatmeal, salt or anything else that would make noise. Tape the egg shut and decorate it. Shake it to make music. Let little ones play with them with supervision.
7. Take the eggs apart and mix them up the eggs in a bucket. Have your preschooler match the bottoms and tops together and name the color of the eggs.
8. Paint with them. Cover the holes on one side and put a little paint inside. Tape it shut and shake it on a piece of paper to make a masterpiece.
9. Make silly faces. Take permanent marker and make eyes on one half and mouths on the other. Do this to several eggs and mix and match.
10. Decorate the eggs with glitter, stickers, markers and rhinestones.
11. Have egg races. Instead of using real eggs use the plastic eggs and balance them on a spoon and race with them.
12. Decoupage an egg with modge podge and stripes of colored paper or fabric.
13. Take 6 eggs and separate them, hide small matching objects under them. Mix them up and play a matching game.
14. Store fruit snacks or goldfish them and add them to your child’s lunch or for on the go.
15. Save the green eggs for Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Read “Green Eggs and Ham” and hide eggs with treats in places that are mentioned in the book.
16. Print out pictures of animals that lay eggs and put them inside the eggs. Let your child discover the different animals and talk about them. Add plastic animals if you have them.
17. Make caterpillars. Use 9 eggs. Take the eggs apart. Use a pipe cleaner and thread it through one of the holes in the egg. Tie the pipe cleaner in a knot. Next add each piece of egg. When done adding pieces use the last egg and put the pipe cleaner through it and tie it off. Add the other part of the egg. Add another piece of pipe cleaner for antenna’s. Add eyes and mouths.
18. Make animal noses. Take one piece of the egg and measure one piece of yarn to fit around a child’s head. Thread the yarn through the holes at the end of the egg and tie them off. Use a piece of paper to make circles. Draw different animal noses on the circles. Tape or glue on the egg end.
19. Glue one egg halve onto a golf ball or big bouncing ball for a hat. Draw eyes and a mouth. Add felt feet.
20. Use permanent markers to make eggs into different balls. Orange egg for a basketball or football and white for soccer or baseball.
21. Opposites – Take a permanent marker and write one word on the top half of the egg and the other word on the bottom. Make several eggs and mix them up for the child to make the matches of opposite words.
22. Synonyms - Take a permanent marker and write one word on the top half of the egg and the other word on the bottom. Make several eggs and mix them up for the child to make the matches.
23. Alphabet - Take a permanent marker and write a capital letter on the top half of the egg and a lower case letter on the bottom. Make several eggs and mix them up for the child to make the matches.
24. Numbers - Take a permanent marker and write one number on the top half of the egg and make dots like a dice on the bottom. Make several eggs and mix them up for the child to make the matches.
25. Compound words - Take a permanent marker and write one word on the top half of the egg and one word on the bottom. Make several eggs and mix them up for the child to make the matches.