In the practical life area, we try to always have out a food work where the children are able to practice getting themselves something to eat when they are hungry. This increases their independence, confidence and fine motor skills.
Here the child has taken the tray to the table and brought over a hard boiled egg to the work as well.
They carefully peel the egg and put the shell in a small bowl on the tray.
The child then places the peeled egg in the slicer and cuts the egg.
The child then puts the slices on a plate, may choose to lightly salt and eat the egg slices.
The children have loved to do this work! If you do not have a slicer (which are pretty inexpensive) you can use a dull knife to cut the egg.