Wednesday, March 28, 2012

These Easter Egg People were created by my kindergartener in response to an open-ended creative challenge to do something with egg shapes made out of craft foam ($1 selection from Target)
Easter Egg People

Egg Stories to Read for Easter

The Easter Egg by Jan Brett
As Easter is rolling in, we are reading a variety of egg books – some old, some new to us. One story that we get out every year is The Easter Egg lavishly illustrated by Jan Brett. You can do any number of art projects with this particular book, but this year I chose to give my kindergartener a more open-ended activity for her Easter crafting.

Easter Creative Challenge

As an Easter creative challenge, I took out a pack of craft fun foam in the shape of eggs (I got it for $1 at Target) and challenged daughter to make something with these “eggs”. I expected that she will decorate them, but she had other ideas. She decided to make “egg people”
Making Egg People

Child-Led Easter Projects Are Fun!

Daughter (who is not very crafty) embraced this creative challenge with a lot of enthusiasm – perhaps because I discussed with her different possibilities at first. This made me think that I need to find time to present her with these open-ended challenges more often. She also wanted to write “facts” on the back of our egg people – their names, ages, addresses and favorite foods. I think they turned out pretty neat!
Completed Egg People

More Easter Activities for Kids

 Follow my Easter Pinterest board

Your Turn:

Do you plan crafting with your kids or does creativity happen spontaneously in your household?

I am linking this post to my favorite link ups and share days.

9 comments:

MaryAnne said...

I love your egg people! And how cool that Anna wrote facts about them on the back!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I love that she added names and ages to them!

Susan said...

Very cute! So creative of Anna to give the people a bit more of a story :)

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

Thanks for sharing, we love the Dollar Spot at Target too. I too love how she included facts on teh back. It's so fun to see them growing right before your very own eyes.

Ticia said...

I think they turned out cute too! It's such a cute idea.

Michelle said...

These are so cute, I love how creative she is and how she added the info about them onto the back. Thank you for linking up to stART :)

Emma @ P is for Preschooler said...

I love that she wanted to create facts about them, like their name and age. I was always doing that when I was younger - making up stories and characters!

pixiedusk said...

OOohhh it looks good and she so concentrated in doing them =)

Might try this for my LO.

#PinItParty

PinkOddy said...

What a really cute idea