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Easter Eggsperiments

Uploaded: Mar 31, 2021
As we count down the days until Easter, our kids miss their grandma. Pre-covid she frequently visited us over Spring Break and shared her favorite science experiments with us. I still remember one year when we completed almost 20 experiments together during her short visit.

This year we will be celebrating Easter with grandma and other relatives over zoom, but we are already doing our favorite Easter Eggsperiments: squeezing eggs, naked eggs, walking on eggs, egg in a bottle, spinning egg shells, egg geodes, bouncing eggs, shrinking eggs, floating eggs, egg drop, balancing eggs, and of course, dying eggs.

This year we enjoyed two new eggsperiments:

1. Lego Egg Decorator: I first saw this Lego activity a few years ago, but I was a bit intimidated by the Lego technic pieces and gears. However, now that our kids are older and are more experienced with Lego, we couldn’t wait to build our own machine. It was a hit! As suggested, we hardboiled our eggs to make them easier to spin. And we decided to use a Lego crank instead of a motor to make the machine easier for our youngest to use.

2. Egg shell heads: Our kids love planting seeds and were excited to start an herb garden this spring. When we saw these egg shell heads they looked like a fun and cute way to start our seeds. It took a few tries to break the eggs correctly, but the garden is adorable and we are excited to see what grows this spring.

We hope you enjoy these eggsperiments as much as we do. What are your favorite Easter eggsperiments?
What is it worth to you?


Posted by Bystander, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Mar 31, 2021 at 1:46 pm

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I hope also that you remember eggs are food and the lessons involve eating the food. I remember lots of eggs in my childhood meals. In fact, I still love eggs and dipping my toast into a runny egg yolk is still one of the best food experiences going.

Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Palo Alto Online blogger,
on Mar 31, 2021 at 7:26 pm

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Bystander - Great point and great food memory! Thanks for sharing. Yes, instead of a big fancy Easter dinner we are planning to enjoy lots of our eggs in French toast, muffins, pancakes, egg-in-a-hole, scrambled eggs, soufflé, and omelets this week.

Posted by Marion Wheatley, a resident of Crescent Park,
on Apr 2, 2021 at 3:29 pm

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*What are your favorite Easter eggsperiments?

Putting MONEY in those plastic Easter eggs and having an Easter egg hunt for ALL ages.

Anyone can hard boil eggs and coloring them is best reserved for little children.

Putting cold hard cash in Easter eggs garners far more attention and interest, even among the adults.

Our annual Easter egg hunts run about $200.00 and the big prize is finding the lone $20.00 bill inside.

Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Palo Alto Online blogger,
on Apr 3, 2021 at 11:43 am

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Marion Wheatley- Thanks for sharing your tradition! What a clever way to include adults in the fun.

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