Full Body Easter Sensory Bin for Babies

After Baby N had so much fun playing with plastic Easter eggs the other day, I wanted to give him a chance at more sensory Easter fun. E has played with an Easter sensory bin before but since N can’t sit up yet, I knew a “traditional” sensory bin wouldn’t be right for him.

Then I remembered the huge box we had in the garage – and made him a Full Body Easter Sensory Bin!

Easter sensory bin for babies: Perfect for babies who can't sit up yet - and still fun when they're older!

(N was 7 months old.)

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 Materials for our Full Body Easter Sensory Bin for Babies:

  • Large box top with low sides.
  • Plastic Easter eggs.
  • Assorted baby-safe bunnies, chicks, carrots, etc.
  • Containers (optional).

 

I went into preparing this activity thinking that we didn’t really have much baby-safe Easter stuff except for the plastic eggs. I ended up pulling together a large variety of plastic eggs, a few stuffed bunnies, carrots from E’s grocery store, a LEGO Duplo bunny, some random bowls, and added a soft scarf just because N had enjoyed cuddling up to it before.

It really doesn’t take that many different items to entertain a baby for a while, so just go with what you have on hand.

I sorted the items into the four corners of the box and plopped N down in the middle of it all.

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

 

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

He always enjoys pushing containers around, and he quickly discovered that they made a fun sound on the cardboard.

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

He quickly moved on to the Easter eggs – here’s his “All minnnnnne!!!” pose 😉

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

After a while, he turned around to check out the corner with the soft items.

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

Stuffed bunny ears are great for chewing!

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

N loved kicking the sides of the box and making the Easter eggs jump.

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

When N was done that first day, I left the sensory bin out for another time, and when I got back to it, I saw that E had taken it upon herself to sort the eggs by color 🙂

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

And she’d made him a shaker, too! Big sisters are the best 🙂

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

The next time N used his full body sensory bin, he really liked the LEGO bunny.

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

And he experimented with dropping half eggs out of the box and picking them up again.

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

I showed him the shaker E had made for him, and he tried it out for a few seconds but he wasn’t REALLY into it.

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

When Papa came home, they hung out together and chatted a bit – N still didn’t want to come out of his sensory bin 🙂

Baby can't sit up yet? Try a full body Easter sensory bin!

 

Have you made a sensory bin for a baby? What would you add? Leave a comment below!

 

Other Fun Ideas for Babies:

Play Dough Sensory Bag for Babies

Yellow Sensory Bin

Nature Exploration on a Mirror

Simple Activities for 6-12 Month Olds by Powerful Mothering

Water Fun with Babies and Toddlers by The Educators’ Spin On It

Pillow Climbing by School Time Snippets

 

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7 Comments

  1. Love this idea. My little one has just started pulling herself along but I think this would work great with her – now to find a suitable box…

    1. Thank you, Liz. We seem to get huge boxes every once in a while – I just need to make sure to grab them before my husband decides we have too many boxes in the garage approximately every other month 😉

  2. Love this! The baby usually misses out on the holiday fun in our house but not anymore!!

  3. What a great way to share Easter with your baby.Thanks for taking part in the Parenting Pin-It Party.