Eggs are not just a great source of protein, they also feature quite a bit in our activities throughout the year.
I thought I’d share a few of our favourite ways to play with eggs today on World egg day.
1. Marbled eggs
Breakfast is the perfect way to introduce eggs , whether you like your eggs fried, poached, scrambled or boiled….there’s an egg for everyone.
One of my favourite ways to serve eggs to the kids, as I had some fussy eaters, was to give them dinosaur eggs.
Our dinosaur eggs are actually just boiled eggs that have been given a marble look using food colouring.
You can read how we make them here
You could also use the boiled or fried eggs to create pretty food pictures like we did with this egg-stra special breakfast
2. Egg and spoon races
When my eldest, now 27, was about 3 years old we did our first egg and spoon race. Just her and I and a dozen eggs that cracked very quickly. 🤣
There was a lot of mess, a lot of giggles, a lot of fun and the biggest lesson to a little girl that it’s ok to make a mess ….we can clean it.
Over the years we’ve had countless races with friends and families.
3.Blow eggs and paint them
Blowing eggs is a lot of fun and my boys always enjoyed the part as the egg sploshed and slithered out the little hole.
We wash the egg in soapy water, dry and paint using craft paints or undiluted food colouring.
You can also draw on them with markers. One of the easiest ways to work with your egg as you try decorate it is to place it on an empty toilet tube. You can also leave it on here to dry.
We once attended a holiday camp where the eggs were painted with icing sugar coloured in food colouring.
4. Egg rolling
For this you give each child an egg outside and let them roll it to an end point without breaking it.
We once gave the kids wooden spoons and fly sweaters to see which worked better when moving the eggs with gentle taps to the end.
( it’s a good idea to keep extra eggs for tuse little hands that may be a bit too excited)