Easter Egg School Lunch
With Easter just around the corner, we have been dying lots and lots of eggs. Traditionally, the eggs we dye are for decorative purposes only, often dyed with those kits you can pick up, along with all the other Easter things, in grocery stores and department stores. But I decided to switch things up a bit this year and eat them – the eggs that is. This meant using food colouring to dye the eggs, instead of the store bought kits. I poured about ½ cup of water into a bowl and added around 20 drops of food colouring. I also refrigerated any eggs that weren’t eaten, right after dying them.
We dyed our Easter eggs just before lunch, so a lot were eaten right away. It was a nice way to transition from an activity into lunch and it gave me an opportunity to teach the kids how to peel their own eggs. They loved it!
They liked it so much in fact, I thought it would be a fun surprise for my daughter to find one in her school lunch. But before packing a hard boiled egg with the shell on, in your child’s lunchbox, make sure you teach them how to peel it.
1. Lay a napkin out on the table (notice how I packed one with the lunch). 2. Show them how to first crack the egg on the napkin and then roll the egg to crack the shell all the way around. 3. Start peeling off the shell. 4. Until it is all off. 5. Then roll the egg shells up in the napkin.
Kids love learning new skills, so on top of being fun and perfect for Easter these eggs are helping your child learn new life skills. Plus when children have a vested interest in something they are often more open to it, so if your child is at all hesitant about eating hard boiled eggs, this just may be the ticket for them. Give it a try at home and see how it works because hard boiled eggs are such an easy and healthy addition to school lunches.
And for everyone who already loves them these will be a nice surprise.