I love this activity because it addresses prejudice and acceptance in a very simple way kids can understand. AND you get to eat eggs!
Range or hot plate
A little milk
Salt and pepper to tastes
How to Get kids thinking by asking what color eggs they eat at home. Then ask if they have ever eaten another color egg.
Place a white egg and a brown egg in a bowl on the table. Have children look at the eggs, smell the eggs, touch the eggs (baring you trust the kids not to break them prematurely).
Initially Questions to Ask:
what they notice about the eggs?
How are they different?
How are they the same?
This should spark a little conversation about the physical attributes of each egg.
Dig deeper Questions:
What color eggs do you eat at your house?
Have you ever had a different color egg?
What do you think each egg looks like inside?
What do you think each egg tastes like?
These questions should initiate some deeper conversations. Older children will probably know the eggs are essentially the same except for the color of the shell, but younger children may have some creative ideas when prompted to think a little deeper.
Take one bowl and cracker the white egg into the bowl.
Take the other bowl and crack the brown egg into the bowl.
Spray the pan with cooking spray and place it on the burner.
Mix up the eggs and a little milk, add salt and pepper as desired.
Prepare the eggs. (you can cook each egg color separately, but to save time I mixed both the eggs together to cook)
As you cook the eggs, ask if the inside each egg looked the way they expected it to.
When the eggs are finished serve them up and ask the kid if they can tell which parts of the eggs had the white shell and which had the brown shell.
Explain again the importance of not judging an egg by its shell.
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