Last Easter my daughter got the book The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown. This is such a sweet book about a bunny who was alone and found an egg. He had know idea what was in the egg so he tried different things like pushing it, shaking it, jumping on it to try and figure out what was hiding inside. The bunny was so sleepy that he fell asleep and it was then that the egg cracked open to reveal his new friend!
I decided to pair this sweet book with a game I called, "What's in the Egg?" This game is super simple to set up just grab some plastic Easter eggs and some things from around the house to hide inside of them.
I showed my daughter the things I was going to hide inside the eggs before I hid them. I wanted to give her a little hint otherwise I think she would have been totally stumped and frustrated.
Here are the things I hid inside the eggs:
Even though my preschooler had seen the items before I hid them she still had some challenge, which was a good thing! She mostly shook the eggs to try and figure out what was inside. But when she got stumped I suggested she roll the egg like the bunny did in the book or hold it up to the light to see if she could see through the egg.
I love this picture....reminds of the part in the book where the bunny sits very still next to the egg
After my daughter was finished she asked to hide things for me to figure out. The only difference was she randomly picked things and I had NO clue ahead of time what she was hiding (little stinker!)
We both had alot of fun with this game and it was a fun way to get some extra use from our Easter eggs. It's a good game to work on memory and listening skills too!