Are you ready for this fun egg toss game? This egg toss game is great for kids of all ages, particularly toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarten kids. Plus, this egg toss game is educational and a great way to explore numbers, practice hand eye coordination, and fine motor skills! This egg toss game is perfect whether you’re learning at home or in the classroom.

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This math egg toss game is not only fun, but educational!

Math Themed Egg Toss Game For Kids

We are excited to be participating in Tinkerlab’s Egg Carton Challenge this week! The goal of the Creative Challenge was to create something using an egg carton that is child-centered/child-directed. My son loves games, especially ones that involve throwing or bowling. For the last creative challenge (with paper bags), we created our own Paper Bag Angry Birds game.

This time he decided he wanted to do something with our leftover Easter candy and throwing… so we came up with this egg carton number toss game.

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Materials Needed for Number Egg Toss Game:

Directions for Creating Number Egg Toss Game:

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It’s easy to put this egg toss game together! Cut your egg cartons, space them out, and add your numbers to the cartons.

Step 1

Cut the egg carton into twelve little pieces.

Step 2

Tape egg carton pieces to large drawing paper.

Step 3

Write two sets of numbers 1-12 on colorful pieces of tape and stick them onto the candy and one into the carton “cups”.

Step 4

Start playing the game!

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This is such a great way to use up leftover candy! Math and a snack!

How to Play this Math Egg Toss Game:

Step 1

Pick up one piece of candy

Step 2

Identify the number on the candy (my son said the number aloud)

Step 3

Try and throw or drop the candy into the egg carton without knocking it over (this part is tricky, but fun!)

Step 4

Grab another candy and toss it and keep going until all the sections of the egg container are filled!

Step 5

Dump them out and start all over again!

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Practice hand eye coordination!

Not only did this game help us practice number recognition, matching, and work on hand-eye coordination skills, it also was a fun and active way to get use out of ALL the Easter candy we have lying around our house!

Do you have an older child?   Have them toss answer math questions by tossing the candy into the correct answer (ex: 15+19=??? or what is 12 divided by 3???). This game is easy to adapt to a wide range of ages.

DIY Math Egg Toss Game

DIY Math Egg Toss Game

Use this egg toss game to learn math, practice fine motor skills, and hand eye coordination. It's a budget-friendly math activity that is great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten kids.


  • egg carton
  • scissors
  • tape
  • colored paper or colored tape (we used colored electrical tape)
  • sharpie
  • leftover candy
  • large piece of drawing paper



  1. Cut the egg carton into twelve little pieces.
  2. Tape egg carton pieces to large drawing paper.
  3. Write two sets of numbers 1-12 on colorful pieces of tape and stick them onto the candy and one into the carton “cups”.
  4. Start playing the game!

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Did you enjoy this math egg toss game? Do you have any other fun ways that you re-use candy at your house? What else have you made from an egg carton?

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  1. Noting special to spend more time here, Monte Cristo continues on hand track reckord of the incorrect games.

  2. What a great idea! I love the Easter theme. There’s nothing better than adding chocolate to math. 😉

  3. How cute! I think I wouldn’t be able to resist eating all the mini chocolates though!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  4. I love it! We have too much Easter candy and a lot of energy. Time to break out a game– oh, and my boys also love bowling/ tossing games.

  5. We did a similar game with Sight Words but I like the numbers on the candy – makes it a bit harder & lots more hand/eye coordination and aiming practice.

  6. What a fun and educational way to use egg cartons! We used our egg cartons for math too!