57 Cool Ways To Use Plastic Easter Eggs for Learning, Crafts, and Fun

We’ve hunted down all the best ideas out there.

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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 containers! You’ll be delighted at all the creative ways they can be used to help kids learn math, practice spelling, explore STEM, and so many adorable crafts. Check out our list of the best and cutest plastic egg activities.

You’ll find plastic eggs in lots of places—Amazon sells packs of 144 plastic eggs, which is enough to get crackin’.

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!

Learn more: Egg animals at Patch

2. Race plastic egg rockets

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

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: Racing rocket eggs at Inspiration Laboratories

3. Try to sink an egg

Easter eggs filled with coins, pom poms, and other materials (Easter Egg Activities)
There’s Just One Mommy

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: Sink or float egg activity at 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)
The Pinterested Parent

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: Plastic Easter Egg Floating Fish at The Pinterested Parent

5. Hunt for alphabet eggs

Plastic eggs with letter beads inside, with a printable worksheet for matching the letters
A Little Pinch of Perfect

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: Alphabet egg hunt at 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.
Chica Circle

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: Plastic egg cupcakes at Chica Circle

7. Twist eggs to practice word families

plastic eggs with word families written on them for a plastic egg activity
Natural Beach Living

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!

Learn more: Plastic egg word families at Natural Beach Living

8. Crack open word sorts

Plastic eggs with synonyms and antonyms inside for a plastic egg activity
Collaboration Cuties

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.

Learn more: Word sorting with plastic eggs at Collaboration Cuties

9. Twist to form compound words

compound words written on plastic eggs for a plastic egg activity

Compound word eggs via Pinterest

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

10. Match 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.
Planning Playtime

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: Egg match activity at Planning Playtime

11. Match up contractions

eggs with contractions written on them for a plastic egg activity
Most Average Mama

Write out the expanded and contracted forms of words and phrases on the tops and bottoms of eggs. Students match and make a visual connection between them. This kind of hands-on learning can make a real difference.

Learn more: Contraction egg activity at Most Average Mama

12. Sort eggs by parts of speech

Easter eggs in buckets labelled objective, verb, noun.
For the Love of First Grade

Work on nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more with this easy-prep plastic egg idea. You can hide them for a seek-and-find game or just have kids pick the eggs from a basket and sort them one by one.

Learn more: Parts of speech sort at For the Love of First Grade

13. Use “scrambled eggs” to practice spelling words

Scrambled Eggs printable worksheet with plastic eggs and small cards spelling out the word "does"
This Reading Mama

Put the letters to make sight words into eggs, hide them around your classroom, and have students search for the eggs and then make each sight word inside. This is an activity that your students can do over and over again with different combinations of letters.

Learn more: Scrambled sight word egg hunt at This Reading Mama

14. Determine if eggs will sink or float

A little boy stands in front of a red tub filled with water. There are various plastic Easter eggs inside.
No Time for Flash Cards

Fill plastic eggs with different items, then have students hypothesize whether they will sink or float. Some ideas for fillers include LEGO bricks, feathers, coins, rocks, and dry pasta.

Learn more: Egg sink or float activity at No Time for Flash Cards

15. Play hide-and-seek to learn numbers

Plastic Easter egg halves labled with numbers and laid out in a grid; second photo shows one egg lifted to reveal small toy chick (Easter Egg Activities)
Little Bins for Little Hands

Help preschoolers work on number recognition with this sweet activity. Simply hide an object beneath one of the egg halves, then have them work to find it! They can guess randomly, or you can give them clues like “The number is larger than 4 but smaller than 12.”

Learn more: Plastic egg number game at Little Bins for Little Hands

16. Thread a number snake

Plastic egg halves labeled with numbers and strung together to form a snake
I Can Teach My Child

Let little ones practice counting by stringing together egg halves labeled with numbers. Add some googly eyes to the first one, and you’ll have a cute little snake to play with too.

Learn more: Number snake using plastic eggs at I Can Teach My Child

17. Count to 100 one egg at a time

plastic egg activity with eggs and a hundreds board to count to one hundred
Inspiration Laboratories

Fill each egg with a handful of numbers. Kids can work together to see who’s able to fill up their chart the fastest.

Learn more: Hundreds chart egg activity at Inspiration Laboratories

18. Match math facts with answers

Blue plastic egg with "6+2" written on one half and "8" on the other
Premeditated Leftovers

This is way more fun than flash cards, don’t you think? Simply write problems on one half and solutions on the other. Then let kids match away!

Learn more: Math fact practice with plastic eggs at Premeditated Leftovers

19. Mix and match fractions

Easter eggs labeled with fractions on each half, matched up to form equivalent fractions (Easter Egg Activities)
123 Homeschool for Me

Here’s another one of our favorite matching Easter egg activities, this one using equivalent fractions. (Tip: For a more difficult challenge, mix up the colors of the egg halves so kids can’t use that as a clue.)

Learn more: Fractions match-up game at 123 Homeschool for Me

20. Make crystal eggs

hand holding an egg colored and covered in borax for a plastic egg activity
Bitz & Giggles

Use Epsom salts and sparkly eggs to create glittering eggs for decoration.

Learn more: Crystal Eggs at Bitz & Giggles

21. Learn to tell time

Plastic eggs with times written on one half and clocks drawn on the other halves
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

This one takes a bit of prep, but it’s such a clever way to help kids practice their time-telling skills.

Learn more: Telling time with plastic eggs at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas

22. Put together colorful patterns

Plastic eggs put together to make colorful patterns that match cards
Powerful Mothering

Little ones will like this color mix-and-match activity as they work on patterns and the fine motor skills needed to fit the egg halves together.

Learn more: Egg match activity and printable at Powerful Mothering

23. Create the cutest lightning bugs

Plastic Eggs turned into lightning bugs with pipe cleaners and wiggly eyes
The Keeper of the Cheerios

This is one of the most adorable Easter egg activities ever! Get the full DIY at the link.

Learn more: Firefly craft at The Keeper of the Cheerios

24. Get creative with kinetic sand

Plastic easter eggs are laid out around kinetic sand.
You Clever Monkey

Start off by having your students enjoy some sensory play with the plastic eggs and the kinetic sand. Once they’ve done that for a while, watch this video and see if they can make a perfect circle shape using the eggs.

Learn more: Kinetic sand and plastic eggs sensory bin at You Clever Monkey

25. Blast off with rocket eggs

Plastic egg that looks like a chicken exploding the top off (Easter Egg Activities)
The STEM Laboratory

Put on some safety goggles and get ready for lift-off! This simple experiment uses Alka-Seltzer tablets to turn eggs into rockets.

Learn more: Rocket eggs activity at The STEM Laboratory

26. Teach genetics

Green and blue halves of plastic egg with two blue and two green M&Ms
Science Matters

Easter egg activities aren’t just for little ones. Try using this idea to tackle genetics as you introduce the concept of Punnett squares in your biology class.

Learn more: Genetics lesson at Science Matters

27. Conjugate foreign language verbs

Spanish verbs written on plastic eggs
Spanish for You

Conjugating verbs (especially irregular ones) is one of those things that you just have to practice to learn. Match up subjects with their proper verbs for a fun way to get that practice!

Learn more: Spanish egg relay at Spanish for You

28. Pack an egg-citing snack

Plastic eggs filled with small snacks like grapes and goldfish crackers, set into a foam egg crate (Easter Egg Activities)

How fun is this? Fill each egg with small snack items, and hide them around the room. Kids find them all and then have a tasty lunch.

Learn more: Pack a snack in plastic eggs at Gluesticks

29. Clean up with Easter egg bath bombs

Easter Egg bath bombs
Mom Foodie

Easter egg activities like this one are science and craft rolled up into one! Bath bombs work due to the chemical reaction of acids and bases. Make your own with the recipe at the link.

Learn more: Plastic egg bath bombs at Mom Foodie

30. Strengthen fine motor skills

Child using plastic tweezers to sort colored pom poms into matching Easter egg halves
Little Bins for Little Hands

Have younger students practice sorting and colors while also strengthening their fine motor skills. All you need are plastic eggs, pom-poms in matching colors, and a giant set of tweezers.

Learn more: Color sorting with plastic eggs at Little Bins for Little Hands

31. Spread eggs of kindness

A montage of photos shows children hiding plastic eggs in various places.
Coffee Cups and Crayons

While kids learn a lot of important lessons in school, lessons on kindness might just be the most important. Have students write messages of encouragement, love, or kindness and put them inside plastic eggs, then leave them around the school’s grounds for others to find.

Learn more: Kindness eggs activity at Coffee Cups and Crayons

32. Shake it up and make some noise

Noisemakers made out of plastic eggs
Mama Smiles

Fill plastic eggs with different materials like colored sand, Poly-Pellets, and rice. Use them for a music lesson on rhythm and explore the different sounds each type makes.

Learn more: Egg shakers at Mama Smiles

33. Float away with plastic egg hot-air balloons

Plastic Easter eggs turned into hot air balloons with string and paper baskets
Snowdrop and Company

This is one of those plastic Easter egg activities that is so impressive, people won’t believe that kids made them! Learn how it’s done at the link.

Learn more: Plastic egg hot-air balloon crafts at Snowdrop and Company

34. Get moving with brain boost eggs

Easter eggs filled with written brain breaks
Eats Amazing

Fill plastic eggs with ideas for movement, like “Hop on one foot 12 times, then switch.” Use them when you need a brain break during the day. Have one student pick an egg and read the activity out loud, then everyone joins in on the fun!

Learn more: Movement eggs at Eats Amazing

35. Match emotional eggs

cards have pictures of eggs on them with different emotions. Plastic eggs have matching faces drawn on them.
A Little Pinch of Perfect

Social-emotional learning is such an important part of school. Create different expressions on the tops and bottoms of plastic eggs and then let your students create their own emotion egg.

Learn more: Match egg faces and emotions A Little Pinch of Perfect

36. Build STEM egg towers

Students stacking plastic Easter egg halves into tall towers
The Resourceful Mama

It’s a simple concept, but it can be quite a challenge. Who can build the tallest egg tower? Try timing this one, and hold several rounds so students can keep perfecting their designs.

Learn more: Build an egg tower at The Resourceful Mama

37. Paint a plastic egg masterpiece

Plastic Easter eggs with printed paint circles
Buggy and Buddy

Circle art is one of our favorite plastic Easter egg activities because there’s so much you can do with it! Little ones will simply enjoy stamping circles, but older kids can play around with patterning, use circles to create figures, and more.

Learn more: Plastic egg painting at Buggy and Buddy

38. Plant a mini garden

A mini garden using plastic Easter eggs
Made With Happy

How pretty will a row of these colorful plastic egg planters look on the windowsill? Use them to start seeds for transplanting, or grow microgreens that will be ready to eat in just a few weeks.

Learn more: Make a garden with plastic eggs at Made With Happy

39. Put a record-setting spin on it

Printable worksheet with a stopwatch and plastic Easter egg
The Educators’ Spin on It

Weight the bottom of each egg with a bit of Play-Doh, then take them for a spin! Kids will love getting some practice using a timer and seeing who can make their egg spin last the longest.

Learn more: Spinning egg experiment at The Educators’ Spin on It

40. Build a better egg launcher

Egg launcher for plastic eggs made of a clothespin and plastic spoon
Little Bins for Little Hands

You won’t believe how many ways there are to launch a plastic egg across the room! Visit the link for a whole collection of DIY Easter egg activities that will get those plastic eggs airborne.

Learn more: Egg launcher at Little Bins for Little Hands

41. Mystery egg activity

mystery egg activity worksheet for a plastic egg activity
A Grace-Filled Classroom

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: Mystery egg activity at A Grace-Filled Classroom

42. Engineer a plastic egg and Play-Doh structure

hand building a sculpture with play doh and plastic eggs
The Educators’ Spin on It

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

Learn more: Plastic egg STEM challenge at The Educators’ Spin on It

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43. Pot some plastic egg succulents

Watch and follow along with this craft class to make these adorable mini cacti.

44. Magnetic eggs

Child hold two plastic Easter eggs together, end to end
Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

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

Learn more: Magnetic egg activity at Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls

Buy it: Modeling Clay and Magnets at Amazon

45. Balance wobbly eggs on a spoon

Toddler carrying a plastic egg on a wooden spoon
And Next Comes L

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: Spoon and egg walk at And Next Comes L

46. Sort and match shapes

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

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

Learn more: Plastic egg shape match at School Time Snippets

47. Plastic egg races

Children racing eggs down pieces of rain gutter (Easter Egg Activities)
Little Bins for Little Hands

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: Egg race activity at Little Bins for Little Hands

48. Paint gorgeous galaxy eggs

purple galaxy eggs that are painted for a plastic egg activity
Dream a Little Bigger

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 dyeable plastic eggs and do a little stargazing.

Learn more: Galaxy Eggs at Dream a Little Bigger

49. Review with an egg hunt

Students using plastic eggs to review for a test
Teaching With Jennifer Findley

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: Egg hunt review activity at Teaching With Jennifer Findley

50. Come down to Earth with egg parachutes

Egg parachutes made using coffee filters and plastic eggs
J Daniel 4’s Mom

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: Egg drop challenge at J Daniel 4’s Mom

Plus, check out more Egg Drop Challenge Ideas.

51. Build a Humpty Dumpty sensory bin

Sensory bin filled with plastic eggs and felt numbers
My Storytime Corner

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

Learn more: Humpty Dumpty sensory bin at My Storytime Corner

52. Experiment with light

Easter eggs are filled with small lights of different colors.
Early Learning Ideas

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: Light-up eggs activity at Early Learning Ideas

53. Build an army of minions

plastic egg activity making minion and gru eggs
For the Love of Food

Get a bunch of yellow, blue, and purple eggs to create a crew of minions and Grus for your baskets or to use as desk pets.

Learn more: Minion eggs at For the Love of Food

54. Egg maracas

plastic egg activity with chopsticks to make maracas
Crayons and Cravings

Fill plastic eggs with beans or another noisemaker (rice, tiny beads), tape them shut, and attach tongs. Instant instrument!

Learn more: Easter egg maracas at Crayons and Cravings

55. Bumble bee eggs

plastic egg covered in yarn to look like a bee
The Inadvertent Farmer

Create round, fuzzy bumble bees to go along with a spring unit or bee life cycle unit using eggs and yellow and black yarn.

Learn more: Bumble bee eggs at The Inadvertent Farmer

56. Letter match sensory bin

plastic egg activity with bin and colored rice
Glitter on a Dime

Colored rice, eggs with upper- and lower-case letters written on them, and some spoons for scooping, and you have a bright, fun sensory bin that reinforces letter names.

Learn more: Egg sensory bin at Glitter on a Dime

57. Create an egg reaction

bicarbonate egg reaction for a plastic egg activity
A Little Learning for Two

Fill plastic eggs with bicarbonate soda and have students crack them into cups of vinegar to create the fizzing reaction.

Learn more: Egg reaction at A Little Learning for Two

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There are so many plastic Easter egg activities, from cute cacti, word sorts, fraction match-ups, and more. Don't throw away leftover eggs!