This sensory play bin was SO simple to put together and happened by accident. I was putting together a little Easter basket for G to have on Easter Sunday, and as I was pulling out the colored plastic “grass” pieces, I just kept thinking it as such a fun texture and decided to throw it together in a tub and see if he liked it. And after almost a solid hour of independent sensory play later, I’d say he definitely liked it.
It has fun soft textures from the pom pom “bunny tails.”
The “grass” has a kind of crunchy feel and makes a crinkly sound.
And I turned the Easter Eggs into noise makers by adding a little rice!
Easter Eggs and Bunny Tails
AGE: 6+ MONTHS, WHENEVER THEY ARE ABLE TO SIT UP AND HOLD THINGS. WE DID WHEN HE WAS 8.5 MONTHS OLD
Which sensory systems does it use:
auditory system (hearing) –The egg shakers and crinkly sound from the grass.
tactile system (touch) –Soft textures from the pom pom “bunny tails” and the “grass” has a kind of crunchy feel
visual system (sense of sight) – all the bright colors.
olfactory system (sense of smell)- I put cloves inside the eggs to add some smell to it.
What you need:
Stuff to fill the eggs to make noise shakers: rice, dried beans, seeds, lentils, cloves, beads, pop corn, etc.
Tape- to tape the eggs closed!
Large Pom-Poms for the “bunny tails”
Additional ideas to add:
If I had know I was going to turn this into a sensory game I would have gotten more colors of the “Easter Grass”.
Take your eggs to the next level by hot gluing fun new textures to the outside like buttons, pompoms, feathers, beads, yarn, pipe cleaners, tule, etc.
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