It was quite the fun time! Zayit climbed up into his Learning Tower and had a blast making a slimy mess. I asked him to open one of the eggs - the reaction was adorable. He tried squeezing really really hard, making funny sounds and everything. He was completely unsuccessful. I showed him how to gently tap the side of a bowl to crack the egg. Since we all know a toddler's definition of "gentle"... well, I'm sure you can imagine what happened next! He was VERY successful at cracking egg shells after my brief tutorial. He did really well at keeping the eggs in the bowl and the clean up wasn't too bad.
Not only did he learn to crack an egg open, but after cracking 8 eggs open, he dug his hands into the slimy, oooey, gooey eggs! My child who hated slime and wet sensory experiences thoroughly enjoyed the feel of eggs. He played with the yolks, loved the patterns that were created when the yolks broke open and practiced separating the white from the yellow.
This was much more fun than just throwing them away!