Egg-tivity: Seatbelt Safety to Protect an Egg

While LD was away at summer camp, the girls did a few egg-tivities of their own. First in preparation for the activity, they made their own pinewood derby cars (just kits that we got from Michaels).

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Once the paint was dry and the wheels were on, I told them they had a challenge… to create a seatbelt safety system to protect an egg as the car traveled down our steep driveway.  DD experimented with a couple different options. First she tried using pipe cleaners:

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When she couldn’t get the egg from popping forward, though, she opted for a rubber band system instead.

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Although her egg stayed in place, her egg did not survive the bumpy ride down the hill. To be fair, though, her egg had a slight crack to begin with (from rolling off during the seat belt adjustment phase!).

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She gave it a second go with a pom-pom addition (I”m not quite sure what the pom-pom was for)… but egg pilot #2 came to a bitter, sad end as well! She really had a blast with this activity despite the sad end for her eggs!

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Meanwhile, ED declared she wanted a kitty to ride her car instead. Kitty made many, many safe trips down our driveway for an entire afternoon of fun! That’s what it’s all about, right?!!

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If you’re looking for other egg-tivities, we had a ton of fun with eggs around Easter.  Be sure to visit those posts and download our entire Egg-speriment pack.

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Do you want to do more egg-speriments? Check out all of these posts!

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Have fun and see you next time! If you try these out at home, we’d love to hear from you at our Homeschool Den Facebook page!

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