We have been working on a preschool homeschool curriculum since we have sheltered in place, which has taken the time in the morning we used to do our fun projects. I feel that the structured work we do is important since we aren’t able to send Remington to a preschool right now, and he thrives on structure and consistency. However, I will never stop the fun and holiday themed stuff, because I think that is just as meaningful to his growth.
So after nap time, I wanted to throw together something fun and continue our Easter Celebration. I was inspired by a few activities I have seen and decided to combine them and it was a hit!
- Plastic Easter Eggs
- Fillers, light and heavy (I used Easter grass, poms, rocks, erasers, Play-Doh, and coins. Anything can be used, I just wanted to plan an even amount of light and heavy)
- Muffin Tin (to organize the fillers, as I love to prep and have everything organized when I start with my kiddo)
- Bowl with water
First, fill the muffin tin with your fillers. Grab your empty eggs and water bowl. Next, talk to your little one about their understanding of sink and float. Have them fill each egg, one filler per egg, until the egg is full. Then make predictions of what each egg will do, either sink or float.
Then the fun starts! Have them add each egg to the water, one at a time. After each egg, go back to their prediction. Talk more about why each egg sank or floated! When you are done with the activity, your little one will probably love to play in the water with the fillers (score for an extra sensory activity!)
Remington had a blast with this. I was impressed that he had an idea of what sinking and floating was, even though it isn’t something I have ever talked to him about. I was even more impressed when he talked more about it at bath time tonight! Its times like this that reassure me how important fun activities are and the lasting effect they can have!
I would love to hear what fillers you used, and how your littles enjoyed it!
XO, Amanda, The Celebrating Mama