On 30 September and 5 October, the Chemuniqué team visited three early childhood development centres in Cosmo City and Diepsloot in Gauteng to celebrate World Egg Day. Children in these schools range in age from two to six years old. The idea was to bring awareness to the children, their parents, and teachers on the benefits of using eggs to complement their diets, specifically focusing of the provision of essential nutrients, as well as the practicality and affordability of eggs.
Egg content was blown out, so the shell was left intact, and the kids spent some time painting funny faces on the eggshells. The team then presented an entertaining puppet show, after which everyone enjoyed some French toast and scrambled eggs. We wanted to show two different ways of preparing eggs and making sure to leave tummies full.
An infographic was sent to the parents via WhatsApp to make sure that the information on the nutritional benefits of eggs reached the parents.
The kids certainly enjoyed having the team and loved the eggs which was clear by the number of kids who came back for seconds. Positive feedback from the parents has also been received, as seen below.
“Good morning Principal. Thank you so much for educating our children about eggs. Yoo my girlis enjoying them so much. Now we have to buy dozens of eggs for her. Thank you so much. Have a great day.”
“Hey Teacher. My daughter now wants to eat eggs. She can’t stop talking about eggs and wants to paint the ones in the fridge.”
Read more about eggs and early childhood development.