Activity Introduction

“Petals drop

Paths crack

Bridges creak

Wind howls

Rivers flood 

Still, happiness is found in little things.” 

If it’s broken, eat it! This is not always the exact science but when it comes to eggs, it’s perfect. An egg has so much potential to bring happiness, so let’s see how many we can find. 

Safety advice: The kitchen can be a dangerous place when not understood. Be careful of hot stoves; they can burn you. Keep any sharp or heavy objects in safe places.

Most kids will need help with this activity. 

Ideal for: Early Learning Ages 3 – 5

Themes: 

  • investigate 
  • get messy 
  • chill time 
  • think and connect 

Time required: 20 minutes 

Curriculum connections: Design and Technologies, Science, Personal and Social Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking

Tips for Parents and Carers

Always help your kid/s in the kitchen. There are many sharp and/or heavy objects, or hot areas like the oven or stove. If you have a high bench and they won’t wriggle around too much, you can sit a stool next to the bench so that they can reach and get involved. Aprons are useful to wear to stop them from getting food on their clothes. Little chef hats are good for photos!

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes:

Resources Required

  • A bowl
  • An egg, or several
  • Butter
  • Fork
  • Mixing spoon
  • Pan and kitchen stove
  • Broken eggs audio recordings (optional)
  • Where Happiness Hides ebook

Learning@Home from Cool Australia

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

About the book.

Where Happiness Hides, a picture book by Anthony Bertini, with illustrations by Jennifer Goldsmith. This is a story that shows there is a silver lining in every dark cloud. Anthony Bertini himself explains the project beautifully:

“This book will offer hope. It will be free to everyone in the world to read and enjoy as many times as they want. Yes, it is a children’s picture-book, and the story reflects what we tell our children every day: happiness can be found in simple things. But it is more than that. It is something we tell ourselves in times of hardship and worry. It is a story that helps all of us remember what is important.

“Right now, COVID-19 is forcing us to look for joy and happiness in the least obvious places. We know in our hearts that it is found in the small things. It is always there, hidden in plain sight.”

Where Happiness Hides offers us, through simple and succinct storytelling, a reminder of how these moments of happiness can be found. 

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Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Broken Eggs - Activity Instructions

If it’s broken, eat it! This is not always the exact science but when it comes to eggs, it’s perfect. An egg has so much potential to bring happiness, so let’s see how many we can find. 

Safety advice: The kitchen can be a dangerous place when not understood. Be careful of hot stoves; they can burn you. Keep any sharp or heavy objects in safe places.

It’s Whole

What shape is this egg? 

Can you feel the smooth roundness of the surface? Caress it against your cheek and think of what’s inside. Is it a baby chicken? Well, it could be. But if you got it from the market it’s probably just got egg things inside. 

Do you know that eggs are an important ingredient in many things that we cook? Binding, fluffing, smoothing. 

Can you think of five things to make with an egg?

What a magical thing. 

Be careful! Eggs can break easily. 

But that’s okay. Let’s do it! 

The Art of Breaking the Egg

How would you break an egg?

You could crush it underneath y

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