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Spring is such a fun season to celebrate! Children adore making little chicks, bunnies, and decorating eggs! With the long weekend coming up, I have some activities you can try at home with friends and family. I am certain that your kids will have a blast with a variety of activities that will keep them on their toes.
YOGA & TWISTER (15 minutes +)
1. Make some cut out paper eggs (different colors).
2. Place them on the floor, and space them out so children can easily reach for them safely.
3. Ask children to stand 1 leg on 1 egg.
4. Ask children to do a yoga pose with 1 leg.
5. Have fun giving instructions following yoga pose. Have the children take turns to choose a pose.
For example, place 1 hand on a pink egg, and 1 foot on a yellow egg. Now do the downward dog pose.
The airplane pose with 1 foot on an egg.
1 legged downward do with hands on cut out eggs.
STORY TIME ( 15 mins) I read “Good Egg”by Barney Saltzberg
1. Read a story
2. Ask the children, what is their favorite page/character/color.
3. Imitate some of the movements in the book.
4. Find alphabets in the book. For example, ” E is for egg. Can you find the letter E on this page?”
5. 2 year olds like to reread the book, and turn the pages on their own
2 years old.
Age 3. I spy....
Age 4. Reading.
STEP 1. Let’s warm up with sketching and coloring. This is a good way for children to brainstorm and share ideas!
Ages 2 – Color a coloring a page. Reinforce closing caps on markers.
Age 3 and 4 – Trace, draw, and decorate egg. Use markers and then oil pastels.
Ages 4+ – Draw and add details to egg. Create a pattern or design. Use markers and color pencils.
Age 2. Coloring on a coloring page. Practice opening and closing markers.
Age 3 1/2 -4 Tracing, coloring, and making designs.
STEP 2 – Paint the cartons. Use the carton as a palette and as a piece of art.
STEP 3 – Cover the eggs with tissue paper. Older children can use glaze (dilute liquid glue with some water, and use a brush to apply.
Gluing tissue paper onto egg.
STEP 4 – Add details to eggs. Glue on googly eyes, beak, and feathers.
What color feather should I use?
VOILA! Look at these colorful and whimsical chicks!!
- Sweetest looking chicks!
Chicks and bunnies sitting on a bench. Glue on cut out egg carton to the bottom of the egg carton cover to make a bench (a fun way to display the art too!).