Although we started our Easter crafts with a life-sized bird nest for the girls this year, we haven’t done anything else to celebrate this festive season.
I’ve been so busy with birthday parties, dance rehearsals and moving house that I didn’t realise, until yesterday, that it was Easter this weekend. Opps!
Luckily, I had a lovely little egg hunting activity all prepared for when my eldest daughter came home from school today.
Educational Easter Egg Hunt
I couldn’t think of a more relevant egg hunting activity then to make the aim to guess which animals lay eggs and which don’t.
What you’ll need for the hunt:
- 8 eggs
- Sewing pin
- Permanent markers
- Two containers
Preparing for the Easter Egg Hunt
1. You’ll need to blow the egg yolks out of the eight eggs. You can do this by using the sewing pin to make a hole in both the top and bottom of each egg. Then, gently blow on one hole, making the yolk come out of the other hole. If you’re finding it difficult, make the hole slight bigger down the bottom. I also rinsed the inside of the eggs with water and then dried them.
2. On four of the eggs, draw animals that lay eggs and on the remaining four, draw animals that do not lay eggs. Some examples:
|Do Lay Eggs||Do Not lay eggs|
|Penguin||Blue Tongued Lizard|
If you’re not a confident drawer you can easily print out pictures of the animals and stick them on with glue or sticky tape.
3. Set up two containers somewhere with one labelled lay eggs and the other do not lay eggs.
4. While your child is occupied inside the house, hide the eggs around the backyard.
The Educational Easter Egg Hunt
When you give your child the hunting basket, it might be a good idea to explain that they need to be very gentle with the eggs or they’ll crack. Now, ask them to find the eggs. When they find an egg, ask them what animal is on the egg and how do they know it’s that animal. Miss Possum loved this activity!Once they’ve collected the eggs, ask them to sort the eggs into the containers. Give them plenty of help, especially if you add tricky ones like I did.
Once they’ve sorted the eggs into their containers, the crafty fun doesn’t need to stop there. Miss Possum decided she wanted to paint the eggs and so we actually did another Easter activity that afternoon too. Tomorrow we’ll crush them and use them for more crafty fun. I love recycling!
I really love this activity, it’s an Educational Easter egg hunt with a twist.
*You may notice that there’s a lizard in the do not lay eggs container. This lizard was labelled blue tongued lizard, which gives birth to live young. I told you I made it tricky for Miss Possum!
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Use this lovely activity in spring, for Easter, or just because it’s a beautiful quiet afternoon activity.
Mud Hut Mama says
What a fun game! We just discovered some gecko eggs on our porch and I also thought the timing was great with Easter coming up.
That is such a perfect time to find them. I keep wondering if I’ll stumble on gecko eggs but I haven’t yet ( we are over run in the backyard). Perhaps we need to hunt for them!
What a fun, different (and appropriate) egg hunt Penny! Shared to sulia and the rest 🙂
Thank you so much for your support Deb. If only I had enough time to learn Sulia. It sounds so cool! Perhaps after the move…
Kate Lloyd says
You are so clever! I love this great educational activity for Easter.
Thanks so much Kate. I had to wrack my brain for an educational, wildlife related egg hunting activity and viola it showed me in the form of laying and non laying. We had fun with this one!
How clever are you Mumma? Seriously Penny…this is such an innovative idea and I had already pinned to a few of my boards I loved it so much!
Thanks so much Jode! Wow, your comment made me go all squishy inside. So lovely to read a comment like that when you’ve had a bad week and sick. I feel a little pick-me-up inside :).
kirri @ kirri white coaching says
I confess, that this might just be a great exercise for some adults too!
You have such a knack for combining wildlife and education…I know that’s what you do, but some of the ideas that you come up are so simple, yet brilliant.
he he he, I did add some hard ones in there Kirri, so you’re probably right that some adults may need to have a go at this too.
Kirri, you always made me feel so good about my blog. Thank you! And thank you for always being here and supporting me. I really, really appreciate it. Only two weeks until we move house and then I can catch up with you. I’m hanging out for it. So having Kirri withdrawals!
Jacqui (CRAP Mamma) says
I’m with Kirri Pen, I reckon this would be a great activity for adults too. You are truly an inspiration for the rest of us wildlife numpties lol xx
JDaniel4's Mom says
What a wonderful hunt! What a great way to learn about egg laying animals. I have shared this post on Sulia!