Easter Count and Sort Sensory Bin
To make this spring themed sensory bin all you will need are some dried beans, dried split peas, multi-colored bunny/chick themed erasers (Thank you target dollar spot!), plastic Easter eggs, and a tray or bin. We also found a bunny figure around our house to add in for fun.
Begin by getting your tray ready. We like to use a small tray at our house for our sensory tray as you need less material to fill it and it tends to make a bit less of a mess to clean up. I found the perfect tray in the Target dollar spot that has a large section and four small circles. It works perfect for our sensory tray because it has a big area for the set-up and the smaller circles can be used for sorting.
Begin by filling half of your tray with white beans and the other half of your tray with split peas. Take your multi-colored erasers and spread them all around in the bean/pea mix. You can bury them in or just lay them on top. Then fill another small area with Easter grass and easter egg pieces. Make sure to have one easter egg piece for each color eraser that you have. Put your bunny figure (if you have one) in the corner and let your little one play.
There are an unlimited amount of activity ideas to go with the bunny sensory tray that you can come up with but some of our favorites include:
- Read the book Bunny Duck or any bunny themed book
- Sort erasers into easter eggs by color
- Sort erasers into easter eggs by animal
- Once sorted count the easter eggs by color/animal
- Scoop and pour beans/peas/erasers with the Easter eggs
- Pretend the Easter bunny has hidden chicks/bunnys and you need to find them
- Bury things in the beans/peas like erasers, hands, feet, etc…
This sensory tray was super easy to set up overall and very inexpensive. This is a great one to recreate at other times with different themes erasers as well.