This is the perfect pretend play fine motor activity for toddlers to work in the kitchen, crack open eggs, dump out the “egg”, and whisk them into some splendid scrambled eggs for breakfast time!
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We are on the farm this month and having a blast! I thought up this super simple activity to continue to play with easter eggs ALL year. They have so many uses and my kids just love them. I did end up purchasing special ones for this activity to make it look more realistic but this is definitely not a necessity.
I wanted my littles to understand the concept that eggs come from chickens. So I printed out a few chickens and when the littles woke up in the morning, I shared that the chickens had left a surprise for them.
All giggles, they ran to the living room to see what it was. They gathered the eggs under the chickens into their egg cartons.
Set Up and Materials
• Egg Carton (I just saved one we were finished with in the kitchen- a basket would work great for gathering too)
I placed about 4 white and 1 yellow pom pom in each egg. I cut out the chickens and taped them to the wall (or couch in this case). Then I placed the eggs underneath them.
Invitation to Pretend Play
After gathering their eggs from underneath their chickens, I shared how absolutely hungry I was and asked if they would please make me some breakfast with their eggs.
I shared that they just needed to:
- pound the egg on the floor
- open it up and dump it out into the pot
- whisk up all the eggs in the pot
- cook them up
- serve them to mommy
It went something like this but not exactly ha! My little3years got everything set up for breakfast, orange juice included, and we pretend ate our delicious scrambled eggs.
I love that this activity is fine motor and pretend play all wrapped up in one!
I also love that the kids got to pretend play what it would be like to gather the eggs from the chickens and then use them for food on the farm.