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Easter egg stamping is a fun activity and a great way to teach and reinforce many skills. Children will have a focus on color, shapes, and increasing their fine motor development. You simply need some paper, paint, and plastic eggs to use as stampers to create a fun pattern or design.
📚 Books to explore: Happy Easter, Little Critter by Mercer Mayer; Fancy Nancy and the Missing Easter Bunny by Jane O’Connor; and The Itsy Bitsy Bunny by Jeffrey Burton.
✨ Pro-Tip - Set out examples of other patterns for inspiration or direction on this activity.
🖌️ Messy ALERT! - This craft can get messy so make sure to put down some newspaper, use a messy mate, or go outside.
For this activity you will need:
Colored paper of your choice
Paper plate for paint
3-4 colors of paint
3-4 plastic eggs
Increasing Hand-eye coordination
Draw and cut out the shape of an egg on a large piece of paper and write the child’s name on the back.
Pick 3-4 colors of paint and add a blob to the paper plate.
Open the plastic eggs and take half the egg and add to the paint (you are just using the edges of the egg)
Let your child stamp all over the paper.
Set aside to dry and enjoy!
⬆️ For older preschoolers: Have older children cut their own egg shape out and set out a pattern before they paint.
⬇️ For younger toddlers: Do hand over hand to help with the scissors and ask them to spell their name for the back of the paper.
How can you make a pattern on this egg?
Do you know what a pattern is?
What colors did you pick? Why?
What will happen when you put the egg in the paint and then on the paper?