I am so in love with the bright and cheery colours in this Eggs and Carrots Easter Sensory Bin! It’s very inviting for kids. This bin also engages them in filling and dumping and pouring and creating which are especially good skills for preschoolers to practise.
One of the nicest things about sensory bins is that they don’t have to be exact. While I will share with you what we used for our Easter sensory bin and you can get ideas and inspiration from that, you don’t have to have all the same supplies to make one of your own. You can add items you already have that are Easter themed or Spring colours to create your Easter sensory tub.
Eggs and Carrots Easter Sensory Bin:
- pink, yellow, purple, and green coloured dry rice
- Easter shaped cookie cutters (we used bunny, carrot, and egg cookie cutters)
- stretchy bunnies
- mini glitter foam eggs
- hollow plastic carrot container
- foam carrot decorations
- handy scooper or something to scoop and pour with
- plastic bin
- Dye the rice. You can do this by adding food colouring or paste and 1/2 tsp. vinegar into a bag and shaking. Then lay the coloured rice on a tray to dry overnight.
- Place the coloured rice in a plastic bin.
- Add all the other items. Again, if you don’t have exactly these items, you can use any Spring or Easter related toys or kitchen items.
- Invite your child to play.
There are so many possibilities with this Easter sensory bin. Kids can use the empty carrot as a scoop or to fill with rice or eggs. They can also fill the cookie cutters with rice. Once they begin playing with the bin, the different colours of rice will inevitably mix and that’s ok. If you have a child who gets upset by things like this, explain ahead of time that the colours will mix and that it’s all part of the fun. Once the colours mix together, it’s also quite pretty.
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