While I am primarily a food blogger, it’s fun to branch out and post about different things from time to time. Another hat I wear is a nanny to a two-year-old girl. One of my favorite things about working with kids that age is seeing how creative they can be with activities! I’ve learned to never go into an activity with an expectation of how it will turn out. Toddlers are experts at coming up with their own games and ways to play with objects.
Since it’s almost Easter, I got out a bag of plastic Easter eggs and we spent the day coming up with different ways to play with them. It was so much fun and a great way to get ready for Easter.
Water and Ice Play: All you need are two bowls, some ice cubes and water, something to scoop with, and the eggs! S used a big spoon to transfer the eggs and ice from one bowl to another. She also used the eggs to transfer ice and water. This kept her entertained for a long time!
Play in the dirt: Toddlers love getting messy by playing in dirt! S loved digging with the eggs.
Eggs in the Sandbox: The sandbox is already one of our favorite places to play. Add some eggs and there are even more ways to play! We used the eggs to scoop and pour sand, buried the eggs and used a shovel to scoop up the eggs and sand into a bucket.
Color Sorting: Toddlers love activities that help them learn colors! S is just getting the hang of identifying colors and color sorting. We separated the eggs into piles and talked about what color each egg was.
Stack ’em up! As I mentioned before, toddlers are so good at coming up with ways to play with an object on their own. This was an activity S came up with. She pulled the eggs apart and stacked up. Later, she even stacked them according to color.
Eggs in a row: S has really been into lining up objects lately. She stayed busy for awhile lining up the eggs by color.
Decorating with stickers: Stickers are great for toddlers. This is a mess-free alternative to dyeing eggs with toddlers! Kudos to anyone who has attempted that!