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Matching Egg-Motions

We found another use for our old egg shells!

Introducing Egg-Motions!

Another little DIY project that gravitates around our Emotion themed play for the week.

After collecting, washing and drying some egg shells, we drew some emotions on the shells and matched them with our emotions flash cards.

The shells proved to be a challenged material to work with. Miss 19m was keen to be involved however accidentally broke some of the shells when trying to position them.

Miss 4 was completely focused on the task. The added element of risk of breaking the shells seemed to encourage her attentiveness to the task.

It actually took quite a lot of patience and control to position the eggs and card in each nook of the egg carton. Balancing the egg shell to allow the face to be seen was quite challenging. The rigid form of the flash cards also needed to be manipulated so they would stay upright without springing out of the carton.

A few of the learning through play opportunities that this activity presented included:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Social skills
  • Turn taking
  • Problem solving
  • Logical thinking
  • Sequencing events
  • Identifying patterns
  • Communication skills
  • Hand eye coordination

While both girls enjoyed this challenge, I have a feeling they enjoyed smashing the shells even more!

Dani D x

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