Make some egg-cellent eggs

Making decorated stones or eggs will add some colour to the day and encourage self-expression and creativity. Tamariki can give their art to someone special or display it somewhere in the whare.

Why do it?

Drawing and painting is a good chance for tamariki to:

  • be creative and express themselves
  • try out a variety of drawing materials and techniques
  • grow their skills and confidence in drawing through practice — repetition of actions strengthens pathways in their brain
  • strengthen the fine muscles in their hands and fingers, which will help them when they start writing letters and numbers.
a decorated egg and a decorated egg on a chalice
a decorated egg and a decorated egg on a chalice

How to do it

You’ll need: Eggs (or flat stones with round edges), paints and things you can glue on (optional)

  1. Boil your eggs for six minutes and let them cool, or give your stones a good wash.
  2. Draw a picture onto your egg stone, or decorate it with paint and glitter.
  3. Give your creation to someone you care about or use an egg cup to display it.

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