We love doing egg hunts every spring. Our kids love doing them over and over again and don’t even care if they have candy in them, as long as they can do a few extra rounds of finding them.
This year I wanted a way to keep track of the eggs to make this a little easier.
Here’s my Simple Solution for plastic eggs.
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I numbered ALL of our plastic eggs with a fine point Sharpie. I only put numbers on the bottom half of the plastic eggs. (I thought it would be more work to have to match up a bottom and top piece later on.)
This Simple Solution allowed us to know exactly how many eggs there were. When the kids collect all the eggs and bring them back in, they separate them into groups of 10s. A pile of 0-10, a pile of 11-20, a pile of 21-30, and so on.
This uses their math skills of identifying, sorting, and ordering numbers. This also allows us to know if we’re missing any eggs and if so, how many.
When we did our twist on an egg hunt this year, we realized we were missing an egg, and therefore missing 2 puzzle pieces. All of the kids went back outside on a mission to find the missing egg.
I hope this Simple Solution makes your egg hunt a little easier too!
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Love it! I just counted our eggs, and I will count them again as I toss them outside for the hunt, but this would make it much easier.
I was going to do that puzzle piece idea, but then I worried we'd miss an egg and my son would flip out if we were missing puzzle pieces. Next year we will number the eggs and give it a go. (And maybe make sure all the puzzle eggs are near the house for extra security.)
It’s so funny that you said this because we lost an egg this year and were missing a piece. It started an extra long hunt for the missing egg – which we never did find.