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!
I love that you turned it into a sensory experience instead of just chucking the eggs. I hate wasted food, and this was a great way to make the most out of them. :) Thanks for linking up to The Sunday Showcase.ReplyDelete
Allison... This was really fun, but I've since learned that it was too fun! He asks on almost a daily basis to play with eggs! Too funny.Delete
I get eggs from my CSA and always have old eggs in the fridge too, they're good to use as long as they sink when you put them in a cup of water. This sounds like a fun experience though! Maybe I'll try that when my kiddo is older.ReplyDelete
It really was fun for him. I was trying to use it as an educational tool as well - he cooks with me and always wants to "break eggs" - this was good practice for him. Good luck with your little one!Delete