Easter Sensory Tub

 
 
 
Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!

(E was 26 months old.)





What we used:

I used an old egg carton and put in some dyed yellow rice, a flower garland, plastic chickens, plastic flowers (two of them hair clips), a plastic duck, a plastic Easter egg, a wooden Easter egg, a wooden butterfly, and broken egg shells. Once I’d put in all the items, I placed the egg carton in a large plastic tub.

{If you want to learn how to make colored rice, check the Blue Rice Sensory Tub article!}



 

How it worked for us:

I set up our Easter Sensory Tub on an afternoon that felt like spring but really wasn’t.

 

Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!
 

E really enjoyed the chickens, removed them carefully from the box and set them to the side

 

Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!
 
 
before taking out the other plastic and wooden items.
 
 
Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!
 

She tried to get the yellow rice out with her fingers

 

Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!
 

but ended up simply turning the egg carton over to dump the rice and egg shells on the table.

 

Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!
 
 
With everything spread out in front of her,
 
 
Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!
 
 
she started to explore all the items in more detail.
 
 

Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!

 

Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!
 
 
Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!
 
 
Of course, she followed her own tradition of putting the empty tub on her head and giggling happily <3
 

 Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!

 

When E was finished exploring after about 20 minutes, we put all our items back in the egg carton
 
 
Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!
 
 
and E vacuumed what little rice and bits of egg shell had ended up on the floor.
 
 
Set up a quick and simple sensory tub to welcome spring and Easter!
 

 

 

What I learned:

Handling spring related items when you’ve had enough of winter can really put you in a lovely mood, even if there’s still snow outside your window.

 



Additional suggestions:

The possibilities for adding other Easter and/or spring related items are endless. Next time, I’d like to add a few more Easter eggs from different materials, and definitely more chickens, as E is really into them right now.

 

 

Have you made an Easter themed sensory bin or other Easter sensory activities? Tell me about it in the comments!

 

 

 

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