We love playing with the sorting eggs and the little yolk bean bags that you can hide inside. A great fun learning game developing Numeracy skills is to cook Eggcellent Eggs. Crack and count the eggs into a little fry pan.
Time to flip the eggs. 1,2,3 Go! Throw the little eggs into the air and catch them back in the pan.Count how many eggs you dropped on the floor. You need to try and drop at least one, so the children can problem solve!
How many did we start with? How many did I drop? How many are still in the pan?
(Make sure the children can't see inside the pan, so they must use their numeracy skills)
Ask the children to show how many eggs were in the pan, while holding up the correct number of fingers. Fold down the correct number of fingers, to how many eggs fell on the floor. Now count the numbers of fingers remaining to calculate how many eggs should be sitting in the pan.
Check inside the pan and count the eggs to make sure the children are correct.
Continue flipping and dropping different amounts of egg beanbags to practice different equations.
There were four eggs in the pan, one fell out. Now we have three eggs in the pan.
There were four eggs in the pan, two fell out. Now we have two eggs in the pan.
There were four eggs in the pan, four fell out. Now we have zero eggs in the pan.
With all these eggs, we can make scrambled eggs...