Each year we pick a subject from nature and dedicate our egg decorating time to learning more about this beautiful world of ours. In the past we've made bird eggs, bug eggs, constellation eggs, geography eggs, planet eggs, botanical eggs, and this year... animal tracks eggs!!
As the trails are beginning to thaw and open up for easier exploration. . .
. . .it seemed like the perfect time to jump back into. . .
. . . studying animal tracks . . .
. . .to help us identify all of the other travelers that share those trails too!
Animal Tracks Eggs:
One of our easiest egg crafts yet, this activity is perfect for an afternoon when you don't have a plan, or for that moment when you realize you forgot to buy egg dye.
Starting with either hard boiled or blown out white eggs, grab your favorite animal tracks guides and let your little sweeties pick their favorite animals from the pages.
Once they have picked out the animals, take some time to learn more about them. Read about their behaviors and habitat, then try tracing or drawing out their tracks on paper first so the kids can decide how big they'd like to make them on the eggs.
Then, using a pencil, sketch the tracks on the eggs. When your kids have them the way they'd like them, go over them in permanent marker (or save that part for a parent or caregiver if you don't want to let the kids loose with a black permanent marker).
If you'd like to take the identification game one step further, make paper tags for each egg! Then, the next time you're out on the trail, take a close look at the ground and see who was there just before you!
More Educational Eggs!
Find tutorials for all of these eggs here!