Do you find that you now have an over-abundance of plastic Easter eggs and hard-boiled eggs in your house? Looking for ideas for what to do with them all?
- Try a science experiment to explain density: Put a hard-boiled egg in water. It sinks. Stir plenty of salt into the water – the egg floats. Learn the science.
- Try an engineering experiment – the great egg drop. How high of a height can you drop an egg from without cracking the shell? We did this experiment with plastic baggies filled with packing materials – learn more here. Search online for “egg drop challenge” and you’ll see all the other constructs folks have come up with.
- Engineering experiment: Build a water-tight “submarine.”
- Make egg shaker instruments for music time, word family eggs for literacy skills, color matching patterns for math skills: learn more here.
- Use them as snack containers in your child’s lunch box.
- Do more egg hunts! You’re not limited to one per year, I promise. You can do as many as you want, all year round. Learn what your child learns while hunting for eggs.
- Roll them down ramps, or try other “physics experiments.”
More science ideas: https://inventorsoftomorrow.com/2016/03/21/egg-science/
Even more ideas: https://gooddayswithkids.com/2015/04/06/plastic-eggs/