Buttons or pom pom's
Permanent marker pen
Before introducing the activity tray to Little man I wrote the number and the matching amount of spots of the other half of the egg.
The eggs were then broken up and placed in a tray with lots of buttons. When little man came over he asked me what he should do and I asked him it he could first of all match the numbers.
With some help to count them out we then went on to fill the eggs with buttons matching the number on the plastic egg. Little man was great at this and the more egg's we did the more his confidence grew. By the time we got to the last two he was able to do it by him self.
The activity also helped him develop his pincer grip as some of the buttons were quite smaller. We discussed the different sizes of buttons and he was also encouraged to talk about which eggs were full and empty. So there was a lot of opportunity during the activity to involve maths.
At the end of the activity when I felt i had covered as much as I had hoped to gain from it, Little man decided to fill the eggs up as much as he could and use them as musical shakers.