Daily Activity for Kids – Day 21 – Easter Egg Activity: Sink or Float

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 20 – Easter Egg Activity: Sink or Float

Children love the sink and float experiment! This is an easy and entertaining science experiment that will keep your child entertained. With Easter coming in a few days, we suggest doing the sink and float experiment with eggs.  

Step 1 – Gather different types of eggs (e.g. real raw egg, real boiled egg, real egg with inside removed, empty plastic eggs, plastic eggs with items inside etc.)

Step 2 – Fill up a clear plastic bowl or container with water about ¾ full.

Step 3 – Talk to your child about all the different eggs that you have and ask them to guess whether they think the egg will sink or float.

Step 4 – Have your child drop the egg in the water and see what happens. Repeat for all the eggs.

Step 5 – Try adding salt to the water and repeat the experiment. (Hint: adding salt to the water should make the egg float instead of sink)

You can continue the sink and float experiment by adding other items around the house and talking to your child about what they think will sink and float in the water.

This daily kids activity incorporates many learning areas based on our Four Pillars of Learning curriculum including: STEAM (science/sensory) and language.