Last couple days I’ve been looking for fun Easter egg hunt events in our area. Easter egg hunt has always been one of my favorite things about Easter.
Growing up, my parents would hide the eggs while the kids stayed in the house. It was a big no-no if we peeked outside. What I mean by my parents hiding the eggs, I mean they REALLY hide them. My dad would hide them good in the bushes, behind the rocks, up high in the trees, you name it. All spread out in our one-acre backyard. It’s not a rare occasion that someone would find one or two eggs that have been sitting in its hiding spot, waiting to be found for 4 months (or even a year) after the Easter egg hunt! Haha!
The beauty of being a mother is that I get to relive the Easter egg hunt again through my daughter.
I’m so excited for my 21-month-old daughter to participate in one because she can WALK this time. My daughter did her first Easter egg hunt last year when she’s only 9-months-old! She held my hands as she walked around grabbing the eggs, and she LOVED it. She squealed with excitement the entire time walking through millions of plastic eggs. It was the cutest. The plastic Easter eggs were her favorite toys for months after that.
Last week, I pulled out the Easter decorations for the holiday, with no surprise, she started playing with the plastic eggs right away. This time she can walk on her own so she would pick up the eggs, put them in the basket, and walk around the house with the basket as if she’s going shopping. I decided to do a mini Easter egg hunt for her before the big one in couple weeks. Let me show you what I did with the Easter sensory bin.
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Easter Egg Hunt Sensory Bin
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- medium sized bin
- green crinkled paper
- plastic Easter eggs
- little surprises to put in the eggs
*You don’t need the exact objects for the activity to be a success.
To prep this activity
I used fruit snacks instead of candy to put in the eggs. I also used safe-to-use objects I found around the house (stamps, stickers, small toy, etc).
Once my daughter found out that there was an object hiding inside the egg, she was excited to look for more.
As she opened the egg, I instructed her to put them in the basket. It’s a great simple sorting game for my 20-month-old.
More Easter Egg Sensory Bin Ideas
I came up with different ways you can do this activity base on older age level. I will use these when my daughter is older.
Easter Egg Matching Game
- Sensory Bin
- Crinkle green papers
- Plastic Eggs
- Printable Easter Eggs
First, Print out the two free printable papers. Then laminate the first page (non-dotted). This part is totally optional. You can use the 8X11 scrapbook plastic cover (is there a special name for that??), use the moving tape to laminate it, or nothing at all.
Cut out the square Easter Eggs on the 2nd page (dotted lines).
Insert one Easter Egg Square inside in each plastic Easter Eggs.
Once you put all of the egg squares in the plastic eggs, hide the plastic eggs in the sensory bin.
Finally, have your child find the matches.
My daughter is a bit too young to understand this activity, but I’m saving this for next year! 😀
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Easter Egg Water Sensory Play
This activity is very similar to our popular activity, St. Patrick’s Water Sensory Soup.
All there is in this activity is to replace the green crinkle papers with colored (use food coloring) water and let your kids play with the Easter Eggs in the water. Easy enough!
- Let them experience to see if the eggs would float or sink with water in them or not.
- Have fun watching the water drain from the holes in the egg.
- Add more objects in the bin. Something that can fill in the eggs like marbles. Shake them to make sounds.
- Eggs offer fine motor fun when they are opened & closed
- eye-hand coordination development when little ones try to “catch the egg” as it floats
- sensory experience involves the senses of touch, sight & hearing -the soothing sounds of water & socializing (sometimes taste too, with the little ones, although that’s discouraged!)
Have fun!! 🙂
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