The weather here turned super warm though, and rather than a plastic bin the girls could put their hands in, I figured we might as well throw everything and everybody in the kiddie pool out back.
It was MARVELOUS. So pretty and so much fun- kind of like a life-sized Easter Basket. Besides just sloshing around with them (and pretending they were food- as M and G do with just about everything, here are three of the things we ended up doing to enjoy the eggs:
1. We shuffled the circumference of the pool as quickly as we could to get the eggs swirling and bumping. It makes a really fun noise- like hard rain falling on a metal roof.
2. We challenged ourselves to push all the eggs to one end of the pool. Even working together, it was harder than it might seem- they kept sneaking away from us. In the end we used the spray hose and won the day. Then of course, once they were all rounded it, M needed to jump into them.
Do you have filler Easter eggs left over this year? Do you have any fun plans for them? If you are looking for some educational ideas you might try our word-family egg activity or check out Activity Mom's fun idea for using them to spell out a child's name. If you just want something fun to play with, MamaSmiles can show you how to make a beautiful set of shaker eggs.