Easter Sensory Bin For Toddlers
Having a 2 and 3 year old at Easter means I need some really good Easter Sensory Bin Ideas to keep them amused! I absolutely love sensory play and have noticed my kids love it even more than me. Putting together a sensory bin is easy whenever you have some great ideas. These Easter ones are a splash of color and textures. My Sensory Bin stimulates sight, touch and sound! I could have put some chocolate in for taste but I got worried that my kids would try and eat the toys and Easter grass too!
What You Need For This Toddler Easter Sensory Bin
You do not need too many materials and chances are you might already have some of these at home. I went shopping for my supplies at my local Dollar Store so was able to pick them up very cheaply. I will be able to use these again either for crafts or just for free play.
- A large clear container. We already have one from other sensory bins so I used it. You could also use a large plastic lunch box if you are only prepping for one child. The more children the bigger the container needed.
- Easter Grass – I found this is pink, blue and green. I picked green as I wanted a unisex color suitable for both my kids.
- Small and Large Colored Eggs, be even better if you can get ones with different textures or pictures on them! I was tempted to throw in the empty Peppa Pig eggs (we bought these in the supermarket, they always have a toy and sweets). Instead I selected 4 eggs that have Easter themed animals on them!
- Furry Easter chicks
- Colored feathers.
Other Benefits of Easter Sensory Activities For Toddlers
I love watching my kids learning and they got to do this with this sensory bin for toddlers. As well as having some quiet time for me on the sofa (win win, they played together very well. I put enough toys and eggs in so there would be no arguments and so they would understand the concept of sharing. They were extremely imaginative and creative, making the bunnies and chicks eat the grass. My 3 year old is brilliant with colors but my 2 year old is still learning so I was encouraging them with ‘find the such a such color egg’. They laughed so much. Another great idea is to get them to count the eggs or toys! They also played hide and seek with the chick and animal themed eggs. They hide them under features or the Easter grass. The Easter grass provided a basic Science lesson and introduced them to the concept of static! Amelia kept saying the grass is sticking to me now after she had rubbed it together.
I LOVE stimulating my kids and helping them learn from their play. My goodness they had so much fun with this. The only problem will be getting them to part with this sensory bin after Easter!
I have previously made a Halloween sensory bag (a massive hit with my 2 year old) and a Christmas sensory board which my 1 year old loved. I think I need to make some sand sensory bins for outdoor play soon.