Need a win? This Easter egg water sensory bin is the golden ticket.
Just add water. (Okay, maybe bubbles too) This Easter egg water sensory bin is one of those ideas that help you unload the dishwasher, pass the time, or stare out the window as you eat the last cookie without anyone looking. (just me?)
Water sensory bins have been on repeat for the last eight years with having kids at home, and I am not stopping anytime soon.
In the past, we’ve put a lot of items in our water sensory bin
- We play with ice rounds
- Muddy, messy play
- Scooped cranberries
- Added buttons to the water bin
- And, of course, Bear Soup on repeat.
This sensory bin is like the others but with a seasonal twist
I am adding an item that seems to roam around our kitchen floors in April for this water play preschool activity.
You guess it! It’s Easter eggs.
Gather them up for this simple water sensory bin. I am going to guarantee you at least 20 minutes of play.
What is my child learning with this sensory bin?
I am so happy you asked. (because I can hear you, obvi)
Water sensory play allows children to explore play urges that may need to be redirected into something more constructive. (like this bin)
Have a child that enjoys dumping? Redirect them with this water bin.
Does your child like to transfer items? Include a small container to the right of the water play for your child to scoop and transfer the plastic eggs into.
Looking for a way to encourage more hang strength? Opening and closing these plastic eggs will improve fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Looking for Easter ideas?
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Let’s set up this water sensory bin up!
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- Under the bed storage bin
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Dish soap
- We use this play mat for all sensory play.
Steps to set up your Easter egg water sensory bin
- Fill under the bed storage bin with warm water.
- Add a small squirt of dish soap as the water is filling.
- Toss in plastic Easter eggs.
- Additional items include a soup ladle, a plastic bowl to add eggs into, and small plastic bowls to color sort eggs into.
Finally, the work and play are up to your toddler or preschooler
As my four-year-old scooped, he also tried to capture water inside the eggs.
He scooped and poured from one Easter egg half to the next.
Options are endless. Allow your toddler or preschooler to take the lead as you sit and watch from the sidelines. Heck! You may even be able to flip through that magazine that just came in the mail. (One can hope!)