1. Painting and gluing on large eggs.
What 3 year old doesn't like free painting? I know that this simple activity is one of my children's favourite things to do. They loved painting patterns and designs on their eggs and once they were dry, they decorated their eggs with various collage materials. We painted a large basket while we were outside to hold all of our beautiful eggs.
2. Painting with chocolate pudding and cocoa.
Last year I let the children finger paint with chocolate pudding. This year I let them paint with chocolate pudding and brushes and sprinkle cocoa on top. It was a lovely chocolate scented activity.
3. Counting plastic eggs.
I cut down plastic milk cartons and made them into a simple Easter basket counting game. I put the baskets on the light table with coloured plastic eggs and the children put the correct number of eggs in each basket.
4. Chocolate pudding playdough eggs.
We put the left over chocolate pudding in the basic playdough recipe to create beautiful, silky smooth chocolate playdough. The children spent ages making chocolate eggs and wrapping them in alfoil. The only problem was that the playdough smelt so good that some kiddies just had to taste it !!!
5. Chalk drawing on egg paper.
Chalk is a wonderful versatile drawing material that doesn't have to be used on a blackboard. I put out egg shaped chalk for the children to draw patterns and designs on white egg shaped paper.