I found these gems in Texas at Hobby Lobby. They are basically blown out eggs (which just leaves the shell) filled with confetti. The idea comes from Mexico, which is why I could easily find them in Texas. I’m not sure how easy they are to find nationally, so here’s a link to make your own.
I couldn’t pass these up when I saw them, and I knew instantly that they belonged in a sensory tray for J!
Here’s the invitation for J. I just placed the Cascarones in an empty egg container and then inside his sensory tray.
He wasn’t quite sure what to do with them at first and just looked and handled them. Then…he accidently dropped one on the floor! It didn’t shatter but did crack. From there he was able to pry it open and find the confetti.
He then moved on and gently broke into all 6 of the cascarones, and shook out all the confetti.
The sensory box after all 6 cascarones had been broken into.
This was a fun activity that’s great for fine motor skills, concentration, and problem solving. He had fun with it, but most of the time he was very focused on breaking into those egg shells!
This is an activity I highly recommend!
J is 20 months old.