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Plastic Easter eggs are everywhere at Easter time. Why not put them to use for some Easter learning?
In this Easter egg balance scale activity, I used weighted Easter eggs to have my kids practice weighing objects.
Note: For more Easter learning ideas, see my Easter Activities for Kids page.
I set up this activity with the following materials:
- Our Learning Resources Baby Bear Balance Set
- Several plastic Easter eggs, each filled with coins to create different weights and taped shut to prevent spilling
- Counting bears (that came with our Learning Resources Baby Bear Balance Set)
My kids selected one egg and placed it into one of the buckets on the Balance Set. They then filled the other bucket with plastic bears to equal the weight of the egg.
Once they had balanced both sides of the scale, we lined up the bears next to the egg to count how many had been needed.
We did this for several more eggs. This allowed the kids to visually see that the heavier eggs also needed more bears to balance them than the lighter eggs.
This was also a great opportunity to practice math skills. For example, my kids counted the bears and they compared the number of bears needed for one egg with the number needed for a different egg. We talked about concepts like “how many more than” and “how many less than.”
Just some simple but effective Easter egg math practice using the balance scale. 🙂
More Easter resources
More Easter posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Easter Printables Pack
- Easter sensory bin
- Easter egg sound matching game
- Easter Bingo
- Easter do-a-dot printables
- Easter coloring pages
- Easter I Spy game