As far as I know, you can’t recycle them with your empty milk jugs and diaper boxes. They’re so cheap that it seems like a pain to store them when I can just buy 50 more for two bucks next year. I always feel so guilty about things like that, though! What’s a mom to do when the party’s over and there are a hundred egg halves kicking around underfoot, cluttering and cracking and irritating me to no end?
Instant educational fun!
Also, make sure your egg’s lower case letter is facing up when the egg is connected. That way it’s more clear to your kid that these two letters go together, big and small.
As you can see, I didn’t have all the letters of the alphabet (I bought a new package and they miraculously disappeared) so I used what I had and wrote the rest in with Sharpie. The Sharpie actually wiped off surprisingly easily, so be sure the ink is dry before you let your kids’ grubby little hands get all over them. Jax erased both the “z” and the “D.” He would hold the “z” in his hands and bring it close to his face and say, “Z, you’re my favorite.” He hasn’t let the little “z” out of his sight since this morning. He even said it goodnight to it before nap.
Here’s to reusing something you would normally throw away in a new way! Even if you only use these once, it will be worth the ten minutes it took you to create this activity. I’m going to store them away and have them be a go-to game on a rainy or sick day, or when I’m just out of ideas. I do love having a little something colorful and cool in my back pocket!