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Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Easiest Easter Toy

Do you have extra plastic easter eggs hanging around?  Then I've got the easiest Easter toy ever.  It's probably so easy that you never thought of it.  Well maybe you did, but just in case you are so busy coming up with clever crafts that you forgot about the easy things, I'll give you a little tutorial.  You don't even have to be crafty!

Materials:  Empty egg carton, Plastic Easter eggs

Directions:  Put plastic Easter eggs into the egg carton.  Tada!  You are done!  :o)  Told you it was easy and you didn't even need any skills.

Oops - We've already lost some eggs!
Now I know that this wasn't rocket science.  But Little Bear found this to be better than the majority of his toys and it actually has a lot of potential year round.  Think about the possibilities:

1.  Play pretend!  Toddlers love to imitate you and its much better to give them plastic eggs than real ones!   Plus these are cheaper than buying the play food.  If they aren't real enough for you just use some paint.

2.  Practice fine motor skills.  Little Bear loves to open and close the eggs and take them in and out of the carton.

3.  Introduce opposites - Open/Closed, In/Out  (See above!)

4.  Practice sorting eggs by color (if you haven't painted them).

5.  Practice counting eggs.

6.  For a fun snack time, fill the eggs with different little snacks (raisins, crackers, etc.) and serve them in the carton.  Or try out these Speckled Ice Cream Easter Eggs by Michelle at Heartfelt Balance, Homemade Life.

7.  Whatever other fun things you can think of!  :o)


  1. What a cute idea! Would be fun for playing "shopping" too!
    Also want to let you know...I posted about your awesome blog :)
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Very clever, especially when you consider that kids would much rather play with real things than the toy we buy for them. Have a fun Saturday!

  3. That's a great idea! My 21 month old would love that - thanks for the tip!
    I'm stopping by on the Sunday blog hop! Congrats on being the featured blogger! I'm a new follower! :)
    Musings From a SAHM

  4. Hi! I'm visiting from the blog hop! Very cute blog! I love the idea of filling the eggs with little finger foods. Great and fun way to get the little ones to eat!
    I'm your newest follower!
    Hope you can hop by my blog too!

  5. What a great idea! So cute for the kids and a good way to recycle.

    I'm now following your blog through the Swing By Sunday Blog Hop.

  6. Cute blog, cuter family. Stopping by from the hop. Hope you can stop by and visit.
    God Bless,

  7. Hi! I'm a new follower from the Swingin' by Sunday hop. This is a cute idea. I also love your diaper washing tips. I have been thinking of using cloth diapers for my baby. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you visit me back at Roller Coaster Ride, Thanks!

  8. Visiting and following from Blog hop. Luv this idea.

    Lisa xx

  9. Hi!
    I'm a new GFC and Networked blogs follower and Facebook fan -- might as well get them all while I'm here! I am linking up for the first time on Swingin By Sunday from Mom Always Finds Out.
    Have a nice Sunday,


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