Looking for fun activities with Easter eggs? This post is the go-to page for the best (and easiest) ways to play with plastic Easter eggs. Grab those colorful gems: Easter eggs are not just for Easter morning.
Here’s a not-so-secret fun fact: I love plastic Easter eggs for YEAR ROUND activities. I know, I probably should keep them “special” and put them away each Spring… but I just can’t do it.
The shape, the size, they open, they close, they colors. I’m telling you: this is one of the greatest activity supplies.
RELATED: Looking for more Easter activities, with bunnies, grass, and Spring flair? Check out these Easter Activities for Kids.
How to play with Easter eggs
Plastic eggs are full of possibilities. They have limitless uses in:
These relatively simple and unsuspecting holiday decorations are actually a goldmine of opportunities. This may be an “Easter” post, but I’m kind of hoping you’ve found this in the off season.
We keep our eggs out year round – and I’m just fine with that.
Don’t leave activities with Easter eggs for just Easter
Did you know you can find Easter eggs year-round?
I stumbled on that gem a few years ago but it’s true. If you ever run out of eggs… a certain small online retail location has them at the ready.
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10+ activities with Easter eggs that kids will love
I’ve collected just the best of the best for this list: the easy and fun Easter egg activities that my kids have grown up loving.
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Egg and Letter Match Up
Arguably one of the all time favorites at our house. Hide ABC magnets in the eggs, hide the eggs, match it up AND REPEAT.
Egg Crack and Sort
Hiding pom pom balls inside Easter eggs? Sorting the pom pom balls based on color? Double yes.
Egg Stem Towers
This looks amazing – pair play dough with plastic eggs for a way cool STEM project. I wonder how big my kids can get this?!
Egg Ramp and Roll
This is the BEST baby/taby/toddler activity. And notice how baby is inside the box and CONTAINED?! This is the best.
Easter Hidden Colors
Add some food coloring to the egg halves, top with baking soda, and let kids squirt on vinegar to reveal the “hidden colors.”
Easter Egg Puzzle
I think this is such a smart idea! A DIY matching puzzle for toddlers – wouldn’t this be cool for a big kid to set up for their little sibling?
Easter Rainbow Rice Bin
Check out how pretty this bin is?! It’s rainbow rice, eggs, and egg cartons. You don’t get much simpler than that!
Egg Tower STEM
What a cool way to play with eggs?! This stacking game is a STEM dream. What an amazing engineering project for kids.
Crack a Name
Have a child learning to recognize names? Try this activity hiding names inside Easter eggs.
Kinetic Sand and Dinosaur Eggs
This is actually how my kids use their eggs most days – these plastic eggs live in our kinetic sand bin and it’s PERFECTION.
Can You Make the Egg Sink?
Can you make the egg sink? This is a science challenge activity for children – can they add materials to the eggs to make them sink?
Egg Scoop for Toddlers
Scoop and transfer activities are the best for toddlers. Eggs, water, whisks, and ladles make for one easy activity.
Frequently Asked Questions
I typically stock pile eggs from Target. I like the colors they have. Year round, though, Amazon always sells Easter eggs.
Nope! Easter activities are a bonus option for families celebrate Easter. Whether your child goes to Harvard will not be impacted by their doing or not doing of Easter activities.
Yes! I love using Easter eggs in my lessons with kids about animals who come from eggs. Here is a list of children’s book about eggs from Happily Ever Elephants.
Susie Allison, M. Ed
Susie Allison is the creator of Busy Toddler and has more than 2 million followers on Instagram. A former teacher and early childhood education advocate, Susie’s parenting book “Busy Toddler’s Guide to Actual Parenting” is available on Amazon.
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