Looking for a low prep activity to put together that will entertain your toddler or preschooler while you get some spring cleaning done? (Or maybe you just need 5 minutes of “mom time.”)
Check out this super easy Easter Sensory Bin. You’ll also want to check out our other simple Easter Crafts & Activities.
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Easter Sensory Bin
Crinkly paper Easter grass makes the perfect filler for a Easter sensory bin.
Add some plastic eggs with a small surprise in each of the eggs. I used jelly beans, a little rubber duck, and a small bunny. Your child will be surprised even if they are toys they already have that you borrow for this bin.
Make a few orange pipe cleaner carrots by wrapping cut pipe cleaner pieces around a pencil to make a spring shape. Add a bit of green pipe cleaner to the top.
If desired you could also add larger items like the bendy rabbits and light-up squishy chicks you see in the picture below.
My preschooler was excited to see his “bendy bunny” from last year, and the crinkly grass was quite a hit.
But his favorite part? Definitely the jelly beans that were in some of the eggs.
Easter Sight Word Activity
Ready to take that sensory bin to a whole new level?
What I love about sensory bins is that you can easily make them for a broader range of ages just by changing a few things.
Change it up for early elementary kids and turn it into an Easter-themed sight word activity.
Simply use a black permanent maker to write sight words on the outside of the plastic eggs. (You can easily remove the words later using hand sanitizer.)
Each time your child correctly reads a word from the Easter sensory bin, they can open the egg to find a hidden treasure. We love making sight word practice fun!
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Betsy @ BPhotoArt says
Looks like a lot of fun! I bet my toddler would enjoy. Thanks for sharing!
I like that game for sight words! Fabulous idea. 🙂
Have to say the kindergartner really enjoyed it when she came home that day!
Cute! I like how you made it exciting for your preschooler and than for your Kindergartener.
These look so inviting. Perfect lay for Easter.
I’ve featured your post this week.