If you have toddlers, you might have encountered these recently and expensively trending surprise eggs. If you buy the Kinder Surprise eggs, you’ll have either have empty pockets or a crying child later on. 🙂
These colorful ones are either local or inexpensive versions. My kids don’t really mind because most of the time I don’t let them eat the chocolates in the eggs anyway (just one or half, then I get the rest and tell them I’ll use it for baking. I really do use them for baking, especially if I’m baking with kids. :)) They’re just after the surprise inside.
I keep these eggs for the kids to learn and play with.
Here are some of the things you can teach kids through these PLASTIC eggs:
- Grouping/categorizing– If you have small toys, you can ask your kid to place them inside the eggs according to shape, colors, size, etc.
- Playing as a store-keeper
- Patterns – color, size
I used to just let my kids play with the plastic eggs, then I saw the idea of using old egg trays from a blog about teaching math to kids. ( I can’t remember the site.)
More posts about teaching toddlers PLAY & LEARN:
- Teaching Toddlers Using Toy Animals
- Teaching Toddlers: Save Those Eggshells!
- Teaching Toddlers: Color Sorting
- Painting With Toddlers| Leaves & Flowers
- How I keep myself happy while my toddler is playing
- Improve Fine Motor Skills By Using Stickers
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Toys
- Jeddah For Kids’ Helpful Lists For Parents
- Sharing=Taking turns
- Baymax Polymer Clay
- Poetry Magnets
- Teddy’s Bear