Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Sensory Bin with Scented Water Beads

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Looking for a quick and easy Easter sensory bin idea for kids? Then this scented water bead sensory activity is a perfect solution. It requires zero prep and is a great way to work on fine motor skills.

Easter sensory bin for kids using water beads & plastic eggs from And Next Comes L

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Simple Easter Sensory Bin for Kids

For this sensory bin, we used:

It's been awhile since we played with our water beads so they were starting to smell a bit stale. So I rinsed them with water before adding them to our sensory bin. I then added a couple drops of lavender essential oil to freshen up the water beads. So the sensory bin ended up being a scented one, but is completely optional. Then I just added a variety of plastic Easter eggs to the sensory bin. I used small ones, glittery ones, and large ones to provide a variety of sizes and textures.

Playing with water beads in an Easter sensory bin from And Next Comes L

Easter sensory bin with water beads from And Next Comes L

This sensory bin is great for working on fine motor skills by opening and closing the eggs. My four year old really enjoyed opening up the eggs and scooping some water beads inside before closing it back up.

Easter sensory bin with water beads from And Next Comes L

Playing with water beads in an Easter sensory bin from And Next Comes L

He also really enjoyed squishing the water beads in his hands. Who doesn't? I love doing that too.

Playing with water beads in an Easter sensory bin from And Next Comes L

He then took our storage container (a large ice cream pail) and used that to play with. He would scoop up some beads into the pail and then close the lid. He also tried shaking the closed container to make some music! Then he would throw the pail up and let it land in the sensory bin. The lid would pop off and the beads would spill out. Thankfully, water beads didn't end up everywhere because they have a tendency to bounce and run off all over the place!

Playing with water beads in an Easter sensory bin from And Next Comes L

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