Easter Egg Veggie Platter

This is a simple activity that just might keep kids busy in the afternoon while they wait for dinner.


  • Black olives
  • Your favorite veggies


  1. On a large oval platter, make the outline of an egg with black olives. (I had to cut my olives in half so they wouldn’t roll down the slanted sides of my platter.)
  2. Fill in the outline with rows of pre-cut raw vegetables. There’s plenty of room for creativity here, and children can help design a unique “egg.”
  3. I made zigzag rows of carrots and celery, with ruffled rows of cucumbers. I filled in spaces with chopped colored peppers and broccoli, adding cherry tomato polka dots. Any raw vegetables can be used for this—and multicolored olives would make festive polka dots.