Looking for a fun Easter activity for your Little Pnut? Why not try your hand at making some sensory eggs? Your Little Pnut will enjoy hiding, finding, and examining these eggs over and over again!
What You Will Need
- 1 package plastic Easter eggs
- Hot glue gun
- Assorted embellishments
Make the Eggs
This activity is limited only by your imagination. Your mission is to take your plain plastic eggs from drab to fab by embellishing them with items that will delight the senses of your Little Pnut. Be sure to glue your eggs shut before you begin (fill some of your eggs with pinto beans or rice before securing them so your Little Pnut can shake them and listen to the different sounds they make). Need ideas? Choose items that not are not only visually interesting, but add texture to the eggs as well (think rough, smooth, bumpy, soft, etc.). We used buttons, sparkly pom-poms, strips of fabric and leather, sequins, plastic gems, pipe cleaners, yarn, feathers, and sandpaper to embellish our eggs.
There are so many fun ways your Little Pnut can play with these eggs. Younger Little Pnuts will be content just to examine the eggs closely or put them in and out of a basket or other container. Help your Little Pnut develop object permanence by hiding the eggs under colorful play silks and helping them to discover them again. Older Little Pnuts will enjoy using these to practice egg-hunting skills for the big day! Hunting for eggs is a great opportunity for language stimulation – in addition to describing the sensory properties of your eggs, you can also practice prepositions (is the egg beside the tree or behind the tree?) and following directions (find the shiny green egg). Another fun idea – place all the eggs in a bag or box with a hole in the top and have your Little Pnut stick a hand inside. Your Little Pnut can try describing the eggs he/she feels or finding eggs that match your descriptions.
This activities focuses on the following Developmental Milestones for your Little Pnuts:
Sensory Exploration, Language Development, Cognitive Development, Fine Motor Skill Development
—Stephanie Haass, Little Pnuts Early Childhood Activities Expert & Blogger, founder of www.two-daloo.com