Wednesday, March 26, 2008

What-to-Do Wednesdays: Plastic Eggs

Sure, I know, Easter is over. But those hinged plastic eggs, used to hide jelly beans and adorn Easter baskets, are pretty interesting to a kid (or two). Today we staged a post-Easter egg hunt in our living room, pretended we were farmers collecting eggs on our farm, and sold the eggs--in an old empty egg carton--at a pretend supermarket. Oh, and of course, plastic eggs can be counted, sorted by color, rolled, tossed into buckets or bowls from afar, or coddled in imaginary nests so they will hatch into baby birds. (Horton Hatches the Egg, by Dr. Seuss, would be a great companion storybook for that last activity, by the way!) The possibilities are endless. Maybe I should run out quickly and hunt down all the after-holiday clearance bags of plastic eggs at the grocery store!


Heidi said...

I think you should be a preschool teacher -- for all the creative and themed bunches of activities you come up with! I am impressed! While we have done a *few* plastic-egg hunts of our own, I never got so far as the sorting and tossing and certainly not the farmer play! That's brilliant!

Shan said...

Julia came up with the farmer idea. She can be very creative when she wants to be. Oh, and did you forget? I actually was a preschool teacher at one time. It was only for 9 months, though. (Between mid-winter college graduation and leaving for graduate school.)