Since Easter is approaching, you can find fillable eggs practically anywhere you look. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, here is a fun Easter craft for toddlers that requires minimal setup and provides several learning opportunities for your little one.
What you will need
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|Fillable Easter eggs
|des oeufs de Pâques à remplir
Since this is a colour matching activity, your eggs and beads need to match. We used the following colours:
Pink – rose
Orange – orange
Green – vert
Yellow – jaune
Blue – bleu
Place the eggs in a basket. Put all the beads in a bowl. You can point to each colour of eggs and beads and say the French words out loud.
Due to the small size of the beads, this activity requires close supervision for young children.
Today, we’ll be making musical egg shakers.
Aujourd’hui, nous allons fabriquer des oeufs sonores.
You can demonstrate how to do the activity with minimal verbal instructions or you can narrate your actions out loud as you complete each step.
Step 1: Selecting a plastic egg and identifying its colour
Here’s a pink egg.
Voici un oeuf rose.
Step 2: Finding the corresponding beads
Let’s find the pink beads.
Trouvons les perles roses.
You can also practice counting in French as you count the number of pink pearls.
Step 3: Squeezing the egg with your fingers to open it.
I’m gently squeezing the egg with my fingers to open it.
Je serre doucement l’œuf avec mes doigts pour l’ouvrir.
Je serre l’œuf avec mes doigts pour l’ouvrir.
Step 4: Placing the beads in the egg
Let’s put the pink beads in the pink eggs.
Mettons les perles roses dans les œufs roses.
Step 5: Closing the egg.
Now, I’m closing the egg.
Maintenant, je ferme l’œuf.
Step 6: Shaking the egg.
Do you want to shake the egg?
Tu veux secouer l’œuf?
What a beautiful sound!
Quel beau son!
Then, invite them to try it out.
Not only did my daughter enjoy the activity, but she was also proud of the shakers she made. She had a lot of fun playing with them, especially rolling them down the slides and listening to the sound they made.
Do you have a favourite Easter craft for kids?