Chick Hatching Egg
We are not all lucky enough to live on a farm and watch baby chicks hatching every Spring, but here’s a quirky alternative! Immerse your chick hatching egg in a jug of water (it’s best to put in a jug/large glass that you can see all around it and not just the top of it). Then, leave it for approx 72 hours or so. During this time, you’ll be able to see some changes happening. Between 24 and 48 hours, the shell of the egg will start to crack a little. Leave it alone as the chick grows and causes the shell to break apart. Within 72 hours, your child will have broken out of the egg and you can take it out of the water and play with it.
Recommended for children aged 3+
It’s worth noting that over time the chick will shrink slightly but if you put it back in water, your child will love watching it grow again.
If you’d like to see a photo journey of an egg hatching to the toy chick, take a look at this blog post ‘Diary of a Hatching Chick‘