I must have been 10 or 12 years when I cracked the first egg for my omelets.

As a child I always thought that eggs were to be handled by adults.

Oh boy, how wrong was I.

My little ones tryst with eggs began when he was 18 months old and he is more of a pro now.

We do have our hit and misses, nevertheless he generally does a clean job πŸ™‚

I decided to take it to the next level and introduce an egg slicer to him.

Montessori Egg Peeling and Slicing Activities for toddlers

This egg slicer from amazon is pretty sturdy and the wires line up charmingly with the base.

It is a simple to use one which is safe for those little fingers πŸ™‚

The best thing is that the eggs don’t get smashed when the child cuts it.

So I got the boiled egg, two bowls-one to put in the peeled shell and the other one for the sliced eggs.

I presented him the trick of breaking the eggs the good old fashioned way- by slightly cracking it on the kitchen counter πŸ™‚

He then carefully peeled the egg shells manipulating the egg on all angles.

He had a deep concentration while his fingers worked and I and my husband observed it in silently.

I could very well say that this could be the best fine motor work that you can practice in the kitchen πŸ™‚

He was told to place the egg in the slicer and gently press the top to the base πŸ™‚

Voila, he was extremely amused to see how the slices came out from it.

Anything for that smile πŸ™‚

I asked him if he wanted to make a quick egg sandwich for his dad.

But we finally had a meltdown and he ended up eating that sandwich πŸ™‚

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Want to tell me about your experiences with egg? Does your little one know how to crack the eggs? Would you do this with your child? Drop in a comment about that πŸ™‚