This is a brilliantly simple activity. Just grab a few toys of different colours, add a some plastic eggs and you’re good to go! (Sorry, sort).
You only need some plastic eggs halves of different colours, a variety of coloured toys to match and, for extended play, some children’s tweezers.
Before you get started: be sure to check out my 8 Principles of Play!
Set out your plastic egg halves using their container, a cardboard carton or a cupcake baking tray to prop them up. Lay your coloured toys close by and ask your little one if they’d like to fill their eggs with matching toys.
Ev began using tweezers to fill his eggs, then decided this was a bit too much like hard work and opted to ditch these in favour of his hands. This sped up the process somewhat and resulted in an egg filling frenzy!
This activity is great for fine motor skills, observation and awareness of colours.