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Egg Shakers and Eggcellent Egg-themed Songs and Activities

Updated: Mar 21

There are always magical finds on trips to the library with my kids. Last spring, I stumbled upon a book that instantly captured our hearts and has become a hit in my sessions with kids too. The story is called "Ten Little Eggs" by Jess Mikhail, and it lends itself to a whole host of egg-themed songs and activities, which I am egg-xcited to share!

Ten Little Eggs Singable Book

The lovely book is about a mother bird who is wondering “What in the world will (her) little eggs be?” One by one, the eggs hatch into a diverse bunch creatures that come together to make a big happy family — a cute and heartwarming celebration of togetherness. Below is a snippet of the book, adapted into a singable story set to a familiar tune.

Egg Activities to Complement the Singable Book:

  • Add a tactile element where kids can engage with the story by counting and placing eggs (plastic Easter eggs or shaker eggs) in a nest, matching the story as it progresses. Bunch up some colourful scarves to serve as a nest and nestle the eggs inside.

  • What’s in the Egg?” is a great little song activity that extends the themes of the story. Place small toy creatures in plastic Easter eggs, sing the simple song, and children can learn about animals that hatch from eggs versus those that do not.

Egg Shaker Songs

Now it’s time to shake, rattle, and roll with some fun egg shaker songs! Here are a few favourites:

  1. I Know a Chicken by Laurie Berkner

2. Shake Your Shakers Slowly by Kathy Reid Naiman

4. Humpty Dumpty by Jiggle Jam

Bird and Egg Movement Song

But wait, there’s more! Songs that encourage pretend play are incredibly engaging for kids. I love “Here’s a Little Bird” by Susan Salidor where little ones can let their imaginations soar as they pretend to be a bird hatching from an egg and learning to fly.

Bonus "E is for Egg" Colouring Craft

As a bonus treat, I'm happy to share a free download with you: an "E is for Egg" tracing and coloring activity. This craft targets fine motor and pre-writing skills, and makes it a perfect complement to any of these egg activities. Children can even cut out the eggs to display them or glue them onto a paper nest for a delightful egg-themed craft. Simply click the picture below to download and enjoy!

Join the Solful Share Community

I'd also like to extend an invitation to join the Solful Share community! By becoming a member, you'll receive a free monthly music activity and/or printable activity to pair with it—just like this one! It's a wonderful way to continue the fun and learning. Join here!😊

I hope you enjoy this array of egg-citing songs and activities designed to engage little ones, foster creative self-expression, and promote learning! 🐣


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