The upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is always a great excuse to draw the children’s attention to some important topics of discussion. Today’s activity is the perfect conversation starter for discussing equality in our society — but in a fun, engaging way that is appropriate for preschoolers.
Let’s be honest: this Egg Cracking Activity would really be fun any time of year. My boys love an excuse to break things and make a mess in the kitchen!
The goal here was to show the boys that kids (and people in general) may look different on the outside, but that we are all the same on the inside.
I started by giving each child a white egg and a brown egg with faces drawn on them. We discussed how the eggs were similar and different, just like people. I then asked them to predict whether the inside of the eggs would be the same or different. They both guessed “different,” so imagine their surprise when the insides were revealed!
We had a slight mishap at the beginning when one of Gibbs’s eggs hit the floor…
But once a replacement egg appeared, we were right back on track!
I consider this activity a true success, since it entertained my little guys in the kitchen on a very cold day, they were reminded of a very valuable lesson, and they were asking to “do it again” later!
Looking for other Martin Luther King, Jr. Day activities? Check out these previous posts:
“I Have a Dream” Clouds
“Everyone Equal” Collages/a>
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