This fine motor Easter activity uses an old cereal box cut into an egg shape and various line shapes for children to use to create and decorate an egg. The front and back panels of the box were the perfect size for the eggs we would need to create the templates. If you would like to replicate this Easter activity for your children at home or school, there are only a few things you will need to do.
How To Create The Easter Activity Templates
- We started by cutting an egg shape out of white paper.
- Then the front and back sections of the cereal box were cut out of the box. After the front and back sections were off the box, the flaps were cut off of their tops and bottoms.
- The white paper egg shape was then traced onto the front and back sections of the cereal box. It was important to have the egg templates both be the same size.
- One of the sections was left whole. The other section was cut out like a puzzle. The puzzle pieces had wavy, pointed and squared lines. When all the pieces were cut out, they could be slide back together like a puzzle. I wanted to make sure that children could place the puzzle pieces inside the egg and trace them it they wanted too.
Doing the Easter Activity
- The first part of the activity is to trace the egg template onto a piece of white paper with a crayon.
- Then the puzzle piece templates can be traced onto the outline of the egg. Children could use the puzzle piece that fits in that section of the egg or another piece if they like. They really isn’t a right or wrong way to add lines to the egg. Children could actually add horizontal lines rather than vertical lines. The idea is to add lines to decorate the eggs.
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If your children are having trouble gripping round crayons, you may want to try having them use triangular crayons. They are easier for some children to color with. A pencil grip on a crayon might help too.
The egg we created doesn’t have the area between its lines colored in, but the egg would look great colored in.
The wax from previous tracings tends to smear onto the paper off of the puzzle pieces when you use the brown cardboard side of the box face down. The waxy side of the box with words and pictures doesn’t seem to smear as much or very little.
I have just shared a few ways that you could this activity. I bet you can come with a number of unique twists you can add to it to make them your own. If you do, please leave me a comment below or leave me a comment on my Facebook page.
If you are looking for some more learning based Easter activities, you will want to check out the following activities.