Sensory play is an open-invitation for hands-on exploration and creativity.
These Spring and Easter Sensory Bins are not only cute but inexpensive and keep your children engaged for hours at a time.
Both sensory Bins below are items put into a lasagna aluminum pan found at my local Dollar Tree.
Our Easter Sensory Bin contains:
Green Easter Grass, Plastic Eggs, Jelly Beans, A carrot decoration, a wind-up chick, little bunny figure and cotton balls in a container.
My 3 year-old loves playing with all the things inside the Easter Sensory Bin.
Auditory: she was able to shake up the jelly beans inside the plastic egg and wind-up the chick and hear it move across the table.
Sight: everything in the bin
Smell: The Jelly Beans Smell Fruity
Taste: The only thing edible is the Jelly Beans
Touch: everything inside the bin is safe to touch
Mia discovered the cotton balls were in the bin to feel like a bunny’s tail.
* I highly recommend using these bins with kids 3 years old and above since there are small objects they can stick in their mouth.*
Our Spring Sensory Bin:
contains items all found at the dollar store
Green Easter Grass, Yellow Daisy Flowers (artificial), 2 small birds, 2 butterflies, and 4 small bugs
Mia loved this bin and she thought these bugs were not so icky and scary and was excited to play with them.
Here are some other Pins on Pinterest of Sensory Bins I loved for Spring:
A MOMEE FRIENDS OF LONG ISLAND FAVORITE ACTIVITY!
You can see Elizabeth Hashagen and I discuss the sensory bins on News 12 Long Island’s March into Spring Series.
Airing March 24th, 2015 5am to 8am