Daily Activity for Kids – Day 18 – Easter Egg Weaving

During this COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are home with their children and looking for things to do. This is a daily post to give you ideas of fun things to do. It comes from activities that we implement at our daycare centre using our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum. Since we are closed during this time, we are sharing the activity for you to implement in your own home. Enjoy!

Daily Activity for Kids – Day 18 – Easter Egg Weaving

Kids love to feel independent and this activity will allow them to do just that! They will use their first finger and thumb to form the pincer grasp and weave the string in and out of the cardboard cutouts. This activity can be done in multiple stages, including cutting out the egg, decorating it and then threading the string around the shape!

Step 1

Gather the following materials:

Cardboard or cardstock paper


String, yarn or shoe laces

Hole punch

Markers, crayons or paint

Step 2

Using scissors, cut the cardboard or cardstock into an Easter egg (oval) approximately the size of an adult hand. Use a hole punch to create holes around the perimeter of the cutout, about 1 inch apart and ½ inch from the edge of the egg. If you don’t have a hole punch, scissors work as well — just make sure the holes are large enough to have string pass through them.

Step 3

Have the child decorate the egg using markers, crayons or paint.

Step 4

Use string, yarn or a shoelace to tie a knot around one hole in the cutout.

Step 5

Have the child weave the string in and out of each hole around the perimeter of the cutout.

Once completed, encourage the child to unthread the string and then start all over again! You can add more strings in different colors to the egg to form interesting patterns.

This daily kids activity incorporates many learning areas based on our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum