Easter Colours

This week, my two year old has been looking at shapes as well as colours.  After finding out about yellow stars and triangles, she has spent quite a lot of time finding these and naming them in her environment.  You can see the activity we did on this here.  She is becoming more and more interested in the shapes as well as colours around her so as she was asking questions, I thought now was the best time for her to take part in an activity about them.  With Easter just around the corner, we decided to make colourful Easter eggs on card.  After looking at yellow and blue squares of tissue paper, we stuck these onto the inside of some old cardboard boxes.  I had used a sellotape roll, slightly squeezed together at the top, to make the shape of the eggs as I didn’t have a template.  It worked surprisingly well!  We covered each shape with glue.

Sellotape egg template
Sellotape egg template
Covering each egg with glue
Covering each egg with glue

We discussed using stars and triangles the other day and extended this to using tissue paper squares.  I talked to her about squares having four straight edges and ran my finger around them as did my daughter to copy.  We practiced using the word.  I asked several times, “What shape is this?” or “What is this shape called?” to which my daughter replied, “Square.”  We then went over the colours blue and yellow, which she is confident with.  I put them into two piles and told her that yellow squares needed to go on one egg and blue squares on the other.  I asked question, such as, “Where does this one go?” and “What colour is it?”  She did brilliantly and was even talking to herself, as well as to me, by saying the colour of the square aloud before gluing it down.

Yellow and blue squares
Sorting yellow and blue squares to put onto two separate egg shapes

My daughter was very confident with blue and yellow so we moved onto red and green squares.  This took her a little longer to think and say which colours they were.  After some practice of saying and sorting the colours into the two eggs, she felt much more confident at naming them.  She even got some help from Floppy!

Red and green squares to sort
Red and green squares to sort

We had some squares left over at the end so a pretty picture was made!

Pretty picture making
Pretty picture making

She had so much fun!  Here are her finished masterpieces, along with a couple of other Easter themed pictures that she did using crayons, felt tips and stickers using blue, yellow, red and green.

 

Finished masterpieces
Finished masterpieces

We then went around our home, taking photos of squares that we could see.

Squares around the house
Squares around the house

We even counted some of them!

Counting to ten squares
Counting to ten squares

 

  • What a great idea. Love how you made an egg shape by squeezing the tape.

    • dillydrops

      Thank you! I was pleasantly surprised that it worked, to be honest!

  • What a great way to learn. I had never thought how you could squash the tape to make an egg shape before either.

  • Genius use of a roll of sellotape!

    • dillydrops

      🙂 I need to be resourceful with a two year old about!

  • That’s a great craft. I have a 2 year old so will try this with her.

    • dillydrops

      Thank you. I hope that you have as much fun as we did! 🙂

  • Ooooh looks like this mama knows a thing or two when it comes to reusing objects around the home, what a genius idea to use the sellotape! I would NEVER have thought of that in a million years! xxx

    • dillydrops

      Thank you! You’ve got to be quick thinking with a demanding two year old in your ear! lol!

  • What a clever mummy you are, i would never in a million years have thought to use the sellotape! Brilliant! xxx

  • Muslim Mummy

    This looks like something fun I can do with the girls. Great idea!

  • You’re very creative Mummy! It looks like they also had fun while learning ;)

  • I had to draw an egg shape freehand the other say, never thought of using a roll of tape!

  • What a great way to make an egg shape!! Looks like you had a ton of fun! x

  • I also use the squeeze a circle tool for eggs. I thought I was the only one!

  • What a great idea! A fab way for the little ones to learn their shapes and colours x

  • cassfrugalfamily

    The amount of times I’ve tried (and failed) to draw an egg over the years – what a great idea!

  • Haha love the use of the selotape for a template!

  • What a great idea. I would never have thought of the sellotape trick x

  • What a super idea! Squished sellotape as an easter egg template is a fabulous idea :-)

  • That is such a clever idea to get the egg shape. Super cute art idea – thanks for sharing.

  • such clever ideas! thanks! x

    • dillydrops

      Thank you 🙂 I’m glad that you have found them useful.x

  • What a great idea. I was struggling to find something egg shaped yesterday – will try this when we need eggs in future!

    • dillydrops

      Thank you! I had to think quickly with H needing me to draw one NOW!

  • Great ideas to try at home

    • dillydrops

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did 🙂

    • dillydrops

      Thank you. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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