If you're looking for something that's a bit different to keep your little ones busy, this is it! These eggs have a secret hiding inside - one that will egg-cite your kids when they open them. But the most fun is finding the ones that go together and matching them up. Whilst they are playing they don't even realise the skills that they are practicing: fine motor skills; matching; colour sorting; shape recognition to just name a few.
This activity is suitable for little ones from 18 months up to 3 years old. As all children develop in their own time, this is a guideline and may vary with your child.
1 Information card with instructions and ideas to extend the activities and list of skills being developed
6 jumbo white eggs
1 brightly coloured storage bag
Approximate size of egg - 6.1 x 4.6cm
Skills being developed:
Fine motor skills:
Thumb opposition; in-hand manipulation; open thumb web space; whole hand grasp; hand strength; hand eye coordination and control; grasp and release; dexterity; bilateral hand coordination; spatial relationships.
Visual perceptual skills:
Visual tracking and scanning; motor planning; visual discrimination; visual motor integration; visual closure; visual figure ground.
Concentration; problem solving; puzzle solving skills; language and vocabulary; sorting and organisation; colour recognition and matching; shape recognition; matching.