Monday, April 11, 2022

The Best Easter Sensory Bins for Kids

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25+ egg-cellent Easter sensory bins for toddlers and preschoolers!

It's almost Easter, which means it's time to break out the bunny and egg activities.

But let's focus specifically on sensory bins for toddlers and preschoolers because sensory bins are awesome. They're also a great way to keep kids busy while you prep Easter dinner with the family.

So here are 25+ egg-cellent (you know I had to say it hahaha) Easter sensory bins for kids. There's something for everyone on this list whether you want to keep it simple, get messy, go big, incorporate some letters, or just try something new. 

Easter sensory bins for toddlers and preschoolers

The Best Easter Sensory Bins for Kids

1. Easter Sensory Bin Play with Scented Water Beads (pictured below and in collage) - This sensory bin is just bursting with a variety of sensory experiences. There's the smell of lavender, the wet and squishy water beads, and the combination of smooth and glittery plastic Easter eggs. Tons of fun!

Easter sensory bin with scented water beads and plastic eggs

2. Glowing Water Beads Easter Egg Sensory Bin from Learn Play Imagine - You could go a step further and make the eggs and water beads glow with this fun idea. It looks so cool!

3. Easter Sensory Bin with Colorful Chickpeas from Fun-A-Day - Using our rainbow dyed chickpeas as inspiration, this Easter spin is absolutely gorgeous. I love the metallic Easter colors in this activity!

4. Easter Bunny Sensory Bin with Water (pictured below and in collage) - Super easy sensory play that uses foam bunny shapes from the dollar store paired with water. It lead to some patterning and math exploration for my youngest.

Easter bunny sensory bin with water - great for toddlers and preschoolers

5. Bunny Tail Sensory Bin from Modern Preschool - Continuing with the Easter bunny theme, I love the little cotton tails mixed with the see-through eggs in this activity. I also love all the fine motor practice this sensory bin offers.

6. Quick Easter Sensory Bin with Oats & Plastic Eggs from Happy Toddler Playtime - Want to keep things super simple? This bin is just oats and plastic eggs. It's also taste safe for toddlers.

7. Simple Easter Sensory Bin with Cereal & Funnels from Toddler Approved - Here's another taste safe sensory bin idea. This one uses cereal. But I really love the use of funnels in particular with this activity. Regardless, it's super simple to put together.

8. Beans & Easter Eggs Sensory Bin from Happy Toddler Playtime - And speaking of simple, here's another easy idea that's super engaging. I personally love all the different bean colors and textures in this one. 

9. Super Easy Easter Sensory Bin Water Play Activity from Active Littles - Keeping with the super simple theme, pair the eggs with some water and give this sensory activity a try.

10. Easter Egg & Colored Water Sensory Play from Share & Remember - Take the water and egg combo a step further by making the water colored and adding some glass gems. This activity is engaging for kids of all ages as you'll see.

11. Easter Basket Sensory Soup from Simple Fun for Kids - Continuing with the water theme, don't just add plastic eggs. Why not add some Easter grass too?

12. 3 Easy Easter Themed Sensory Bins from Twin Mom Refreshed - Another example of water and eggs, as well as an idea for using bubbly water with plastic eggs and a bin with green rice and eggs (sounds like a Dr. Seuss spin off haha).

13. Easter Egg Wash Sensory Play from Little Bins for Little Hands - Let's take the water play one step even further by adding some bubbles, rags, sponges, a loofah, a spray bottle, etc. to set up an egg washing station. Super fun!

14. Simple Easter Egg Sensory Bin with Shredded Paper: 6 Ways to Play - Lots of different suggestions for how to play with just shredded paper and plastic eggs. Plus, a busy bag idea.

Shredded paper Easter sensory bin for kids

15. Shredded Paper Easter Sensory Bin for Toddlers from Finding Myself Young - Swap the eggs for some bunnies and carrots from the dollar store to make this sensory bin. 

16. Easter Sensory Bin with Shredded Paper from ABC Creative Learning for Pre-K Pages - You could try adding mini bunny erasers to shredded paper to recreate this activity.

17. Life-Sized Easter Basket from Fun at Home with Kids - Or you could take the shredded paper sensory play to the extreme with this full body Easter sensory bin. You'll need a small kiddie pool or a huge container to make this happen though. Go big or go home, right?

18. Giant Easter Sensory Bin for Toddlers from Toddler Approved - Speaking of big, here's another giant sensory bin idea (just not as big as the last one!). It uses Easter grass instead of shredded paper though.

19. Easter Egg Hunt Sensory Bin from Mama. Papa. Bubba - Here's another one big enough for a toddler to sit in. 

20. Simple Easter Bunny Sensory Bin from Rainy Day Mum - But if you would prefer a small sensory bin with Easter grass, give this one a try. It uses Easter grass, green pom poms, and little foam eggies and is really cute.

21. Rainbow Rice Easter Sensory Bin from Busy Toddler (pictured in collage) - This sensory bin is bursting with color with the rainbow rice and colorful plastic eggs. It's also a great activity for kids who love to scoop and pour.

22. Easter Egg Sensory Bin for Kids with Rice from Active Littles- Now swap the rainbow rice for some Easter pastel colored rice. I also like the use of an ice cube tray in this sensory bin.

23. Rainbow Egg Letter Matching Easter Bin from The Kindergarten Connection - Take the rice and egg combo a step further by writing letters on the plastic eggs. Then kids can practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters together. Perfect way to entice hyperlexic kids!

24. Easter Egg Sensory Bin Letter Find Activity from The Kindergarten Connection - Sticking with the letter theme, this sensory activity looks fun. It uses kinetic sand, plastic eggs, and letters.

25. Taste Safe Easter Cloud Dough Sensory Bin from My Bored Toddler - If you don't mind a bit of a mess, then this cloud dough sensory bin might be up your alley.

26. Shaving Cream & Easter Eggs Sensory Bin from Happy Toddler Playtime - Or if you want to get really messy, then try this simple and engaging activity. The fun is totally worth the mess, in my opinion.

27. Fizzing Easter Sensory Bin for Toddlers from My Bored Toddler - If you want something a little different, then try this science spin. I mean you can never go wrong with a little baking soda and vinegar play, right?

28. Magnetic Easter Egg Hunt Bin from Happy Toddler Playtime - Speaking of science, how about a magnetic sensory bin idea? I think this idea is brilliant!

29. Colored Sand Easter Sensory Bin Activity from Teaching Second Grade - If you want to try something other than rice or water or shredded paper as the base, then this idea might appeal to you. It uses colored sand, pom poms, and colorful Easter eggs and looks like a lot of fun.

So whether you want to go big or small, keep it simple or go messy, use eggs or bunnies, there are tons of ideas on this list to keep your kids busy this Easter. Which of these Easter sensory bins will you try first?

Easter sensory bins for toddlers and preschoolers