When spring rolls around, you’ll find plastic eggs everywhere. But don’t throw them away after the egg hunts are done, as there’s still plenty to do with those magical little eggs! You would be surprised with all the creative ways they can be used to help kids learn math, practice spelling, explore STEM, and more. And don’t forget all the adorable crafts you can use them for! Check out our list of the best and most innovative plastic Easter egg activities!

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1. Play with Eggimals

Animals made from plastic Easter eggs

Go wild with creativity and let kids turn plastic eggs into adorable animals. Give them felt, foam, beads, markers, glue, and other supplies, and you’ll be amazed at what they come up with!

Source: Patch

2. Race plastic egg rockets

Plastic egg made to look like a rocket ship, racing along a string (Easter Egg Activities)

First, decorate eggs to look like rocket ships. Then, use a drinking straw attachment to help them zip their way along a string. Zoom!


Learn more: Inspiration Laboratories/Racing Rockets

3. Try to sink an egg

Easter eggs filled with coins, pom poms, and other materials (Easter Egg Activities)

Kids learn best through hands-on experiments. Give them some plastic eggs and items to fill them, like coins, marbles, pom-poms, etc. Let them try to guess what will make the eggs sink in a bin of water, then check their predictions.

Learn more: There’s Just One Mommy

4. Float fish in the tub

Floating fish made from plastic eggs in a tub of soapy water (Easter Egg Activities)

These floating egg fish are tons of fun, whether kids play with them in a sensory bin in the classroom or at home in the tub.

Learn more: The Pinterested Parent

5. Hunt for alphabet eggs

Plastic eggs with letter beads inside, with a printable worksheet for matching the letters

Grab your alphabet beads and pop one into each egg. Kids find the eggs and fill up their alphabet sheet, one by one. (Find more cool ways to use alphabet beads here.)

Learn more: A Little Pinch of Perfect

6. Make toy cupcakes

the top half of plastic eggs have been transformed into toy cupcakes. Sprinkles have been painted on them and they have pom poms for cherries. They are in cupcake wrappers.

If you have a toy kitchen in your classroom, this is the perfect plastic Easter egg activity for you. Use paint pens to let your students decorate their “cupcake,” then add a pom-pom and wrapper as the finishing touches.

Learn more: Chica Circle

7. Twist eggs to practice word families

Hands twisting a plastic Easter egg with letters written on one half and

Write several letters vertically on one half of an egg. Then write a common ending on the other half. With just a turn or twist of the egg halves, students can make different words. Try using these when they’re writing poems!

8. Recognize synonyms and antonyms

Hands twisting Easter egg with

There are so many cool matching Easter egg activities to try. For this one, write synonyms and antonyms on egg halves for kids to pair up.

9. Form compound words

Plastic eggs matched up to make compound words like

Learning compound words? Try matching up plastic egg halves to make new ones!

Learn more: The Lesson Plan Diva

10. Match up uppercase and lowercase letters

A basket of plastic eggs is shown. The upper case letter is on the top part of the egg and the lower on the bottom.

This is the perfect activity for pre-readers since it will help them identify upper- and lower-case letter pairs. You can use letter stickers or just write the letters on the eggs with a Sharpie if you’re in a pinch.

Learn more: Planning Playtime

11. Match up contractions

Plastic Easter egg with one half labeled

Fill plastic eggs with a variety of objects, then have kids shake them and try to guess what’s inside. This is a simple activity that will really put their observation skills to the test.

Learn more: A Grace-Filled Classroom

42. Engineer a plastic egg and Play-Doh structure

Play Doh and plastic egg structure

Plastic eggs and Play-Doh are the only materials you need for this unique STEM challenge. Give them a goal (tallest, longest, able to hold the most weight) and be amazed by what they create.

Learn more: The Educators’ Spin on It/Egg Stacks

43. Pot some plastic egg succulents

Green plastic eggs painted to look like cactus, placed in plastic pots (Easter Egg Activities)

How sweet are these plastic egg “cactus” pots? Expand the experience by learning more about succulents as you work.

Learn more: Julie Measures

44. Turn plastic eggs into magnets

Child hold two plastic Easter eggs together, end to end

Use modeling clay to add magnets to the inside end of each egg. Kids can stick them together in patterns, build structures, and more.

Learn more: Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

45. Balance wobbly eggs on a spoon

Toddler carrying a plastic egg on a wooden spoon

Here’s a great idea for working on dexterity, balance … and patience. Can your kids balance a “wobbly egg” on a wooden spoon and carry it across the room?

Learn more: And Next Comes L

46. Sort and match shapes

Plastic Easter eggs with shapes drawn across both halves (Easter Egg Activities)

Draw a shape across both sides of the egg. Then break them apart for little ones to match up.

Learn more: School Time Snippets

47. Run plastic egg races

Children racing eggs down pieces of rain gutter (Easter Egg Activities)

Play around with inclined planes and run a series of egg races. Try eggs of different sizes and see what happens when you change the angle of the ramp.

Learn more: Little Bins for Little Hands/Plastic Egg Races

48. Paint gorgeous galaxy eggs

Galaxy plastic eggs painted

These beautiful creations are two Easter egg activities in one. Before you make them, learn more about galaxies and the astronomical objects found in them. Then, make your own using dyable plastic eggs and do a little stargazing.

Learn more: Dream a Little Bigger

49. Review with an egg hunt

Students using plastic eggs to review for a test

What a terrific way to review for an upcoming test! Get a free printable answer sheet to use with this activity at the link.

Learn more: Teaching With Jennifer Findlay

50. Come down to Earth with egg parachutes

Egg parachutes made using coffee filters and plastic eggs

Give your students the supplies they need (egg halves, coffee filters, plastic straws, wood craft sticks, and masking tape) and challenge them to create a working parachute. This is an inexpensive STEM challenge they’ll love.

Learn more: JDaniel4’s Mom

51. Build a Humpty Dumpty sensory bin

Sensory bin filled with plastic eggs and felt numbers

Read the familiar story to your students. Then let them play with a sensory bin filled with eggs and felt characters and numbers.

Learn more: My Storytime Corner

52. Experiment with light

Easter eggs are filled with small lights of different colors.

Purchase some of these finger lights in bulk and let students experiment with putting different-colored lights inside different-colored eggs. This would make for a really cool glow-in-the-dark egg hunt too!

Learn more: Early Learning Ideas