This activity relies on your kids’ artistic skills, then morphs into a find-the-matching-egg hunt where your kids can compare patterns, colors, and shapes.
What You’ll Need
- Craft foam in several springtime colors
What to Do
1. Cut craft foam into an even number of egg shapes (10 to 20 eggs make for a challenging match-the-egg hunt).
2. Cut some of the craft foam into smaller, decorative pieces.
3. Decorate egg shapes with craft-foam pieces so each egg has a match. Repeat until all eggs are decorated.
To Play: Hide the eggs around your house, backyard, or playground, then have your kids hunt find them. The player who collects the most matching pairs wins.
Extend the Fun
For younger kids: Other ways to play: Lay all the eggs on a table; ask your child to group them by color. Then ask him to identify the different shapes that decorate the eggs: oval, circle, triangle, square, stripe. For an easier egg hunt, see who can collect the most eggs instead of trying to find matching pairs.
For older kids: Let your kids use foam eggs in imaginative ways: Make a springtime greeting card by folding a piece of paper in half, gluing a craft-foam egg to the front, and writing a message inside. Decorate a tissue box the same way. Set a festive table by putting a craft-foam egg next to everyone’s plate.