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Click the book, sit back and watch this story (runtime 6.5 min). Guji-Guji, is written by Chih-Yuan Chen and read to you by Robert Guillaume.
In the story above, Guji Guji’s egg rolls through the trees and across the meadow. Use playdough that you have or follow this recipe to create a maze on a large flat surface.
Use a small ball, pompom, or small candy to be Guji Guji’s egg. Make ramps to really get your egg rolling.
Blow through a straw to create wind power to move your egg from one end of the maze to the "duck's nest" at the other end.
In fact, many animals lay eggs. Some with feathers, some with scales. Eggs are laid in nests in trees, and some are laid in sand, or floating in the sea. Some eggs are the size of coffee beans and some prehistorically large!
Click the picture to watch the book, "Chickens aren’t the only ones", by Ruth Heller, to learn about the many different animals who lay eggs.
Preschoolers will enjoy this animated short (1.5 min runtime) about the different types of animals that come from eggs.
Well, this should get kids helping in the kitchen! To scramble an egg in its shell, you will need: a long sleeved t-shirt, string, small plastic bag and a raw egg.
A flashlight is also recommended to observe the difference of how light passes through a scrambled egg, versus an unscrambled one. Click the picture to follow along in this kitchen experiment.
Create an obstacle course - This could be modified for inside, or outside play. Look for items to crawl under or climb over. What can you balance on? Are there silly noises or actions that must be said or done at points along the path?
Course supplies could include: Wood planks, flower pots, hula-hoops, pool noodles, stuffed animals, balloons, tables, chairs, existing play areas, tunnels, foam mats, blankets, balls, PVC pipes, and yarn.
An obstacle course is great physical literacy! Practicing gross motor skills, moving and stretching bodies to build confidence and test new limits. Kids will naturally problem solve, testing and re-testing the path, all the while burning off energy!
Click the picture for more ideas.
What you’ll need: Raw egg(s), white vinegar, clear jars or glasses, food dye (optional).
Follow the experiment by clicking here.
Discover what vinegar does to the hard shell of an egg and learn about the concept of osmosis and the egg’s semi-permeable membrane. The Sci Guys explain it well, click here to explore their naked egg experiment.
Take a field trip to the Field Museum in Chicago to learn about their EGG COLLECTION!
There are around 10,800 different species of birds, all which lay eggs that vary in size, color, shape, and parental care required. Dr. John Bates pulled some highlights from the Field Museum's egg collection to share these fragile, historically important and BEAUTIFUL specimens with us.
You’ve never seen eggs like this before! From the octopus to the jaw fish- kiwi to the bull shark, these eggs will really crack you up! Click the picture to discover 10 of the strangest animal eggs in the world.
Cute alert! Want to see some amazing first moments of creatures hatching from eggs? Scroll through these pictures of baby animals emerging from their shells.
Join Chiara and Mia for a field trip to their barn! Meet their recently hatched ducklings and chicks. We think you’ll agree life looks pretty good in their barnyard.