This is how one of my clients would end Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Then, BAM, it was a beautiful butterfly! I still say it to myself every time I finish the book! The enthusiasm and excitement of the BAM are perfectly fitting for the transformation of the caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly, and I believe the same enthusiasm and excitement are warranted every time we experience food, especially when we make a beautiful butterfly! 😉
There are so many ways to marvel at and enjoy hard-boiled eggs. Bam, it was egg salad! Bam, it was deviled eggs! Bam, it was a butterfly! Bam, it was a spring chick!
You could practice getting comfortable with hard-boiled eggs by doing a deconstruct activity where you explore the different parts of the egg as you take it apart.
However you choose to explore hard-boiled eggs, I hope you have fun and approach it with the excitement and wonder of transformation. Because a hard-boiled egg, while truly mundane, is also exquisite. A truly magical meeting of nature and science to give us a perfectly packaged, delicious ball of protein and nutrients.
And once your child is comfortable with hard-boiled eggs, you could pack this butterfly in their lunch, so when they sit down and open their lunchbox…BAM it’s a beautiful butterfly!
Happy food play!