Did you hear about the fun product called Hide ‘Em and Hatch ‘Em Eggs? There was quite a bit of buzz about them around Easter. In fact, they were the #1 Easter item on Amazon this year. But I actually think they make a REALLY good summer boredom cure, so I want to suggest that you check them out!
Bunnies in Eggs???
The Hide ’em & Hatch ’em Eggs set comes with 3 eggs that are meant to be submerged in room temperature water, like this:
This part is the most difficult for kids, because you have to let the egg sit for at least 6 hours, and in my experience, closer to 12 hours is better. At that point you will start to see cracks in the egg. If you don’t see any cracks at that point, you can also help the egg along a bit by giving it a little squish. The egg will break when you do this.
What your child finds inside is sure to be a surprise!
Hide ’em & Hatch ’em Eggs each contain either a bunny, chicken or duck!
But the fun doesn’t stop after the hatching happens. At that point, you can place your baby animal back into some room temperature water and watch it grow over the next 24 hours. We found that the animal would grow to about twice its size at the time that it hatched. It will also slowly shrink back to its original size after it is out of the water.
After it shrinks back and hardens, your child has a fun new toy to play with!
I think this is a fantastic summer boredom cure because it teaches so many lessons: patience, the basics of how eggs function, what does and does NOT actually come from an egg, and watching things grow. I can see a lot of lesson ideas coming from this activity! The company is also working on some product improvements, such as making the eggs easier to crack open. The newer version should be available in a few months. I always love when a company listens to customer feedback and strives to improve!
If you are like me, and already putting together a summer boredom cure kit, these eggs make a terrific addition!
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