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It’s officially the first day of spring so I’m ready to share all the spring and Easter-themed activities! Of course that includes some sensory play. I want you to know that making a sensory bin doesn’t have to be expensive and overwhelming. It’s so easy to create one to play with at home! My go-to places for affordable sensory bin items are Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby. Grab a plastic tub or large container and let’s make an egg hunt sensory bin!

For this sensory bin, I wanted to pair it with one of my favorite Easter books: “We’re Going on an Egg Hunt” by Martha Mumford. For my main base I decided to use green fake Easter grass from the Dollar Tree. Then, I found mini Easter eggs and colored baskets at Hobby Lobby. I thought they would be perfect for color sorting! For the fine motor tool I picked the handy scooper (from our Learning Resources set) because it’s perfect to scoop out the Easter eggs.

Fake grass (Dollar Tree)

Mini carrots (Dollar Tree)

Mini Easter eggs (Hobby Lobby)

Mini Easter baskets (Hobby Lobby)

Handy Scoopers (Amazon)

We’re Going on an Egg Hunt book (Amazon)

We’ve been working on identifying shapes with my son, so I created some shape bunnies to include in my sensory bin. Hide the bunnies in the grass and let your little one pick them out and identify the different shapes. Grab the free printable here.

Sensory bins are a great way to encourage kids to explore. They love to learn through hands-on play. These bins are also a great way to provide an independent and quiet activity. Take a look at my other blog posts to see how I change the sensory bins every season.

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