Easter Sensory Play For Babies: Texture Eggs and Bunny Tails

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!

 

Once he climbed in, then the fun really began

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:

Colored Easter Grass. I snagged some at target for.50 cents.
G likes to put eat paper so I made sure to get the plastic grass instead.
Plastic Easter Eggs – this bag was under $1

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”.

Variations:

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.

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

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