These Easter Sensory Activities are the perfect way to build important connections and skills with toddlers and preschoolers. Click through to read now or pin to save these 35+ awesome ideas for later!
I can’t wait to share these cool new Easter Sensory Activities with you! Sensory activities are perfect for engaging with toddlers and preschoolers, but they are also a lot of fun for older kids too!
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Most experts agree that sensory play helps to build connections in the brain, which can help your child complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory activities also support lots of other skills too.
Sensory play helps children to build on their own understanding and extend that understanding as they play.
Talking about what they are doing, describing their experiences and creation with imagination, as well as asking questions and getting answers from an adult while playing are excellent ways to further develop language skills.
In play experiences, combining the sense of touch with the senses of vision, hearing, taste and smell helps your child to build cognitive skills. Sensory items are ideal for exploring these senses in new methods and combinations to broaden your child’s horizons.
Check out some of the activities below to explore the fives senses with your early learners.
Strong Motor Skills
Fine motor skills are easily developed through sensory activities which often involve pinching, pouring and lacing. These skills are essential for necessary tasks your child will undertake at a later date like tying shoes, buttoning, zipping, and even handwriting.
Sensory activities like line walking work to build gross motor skills. Unlike fine motor skills which involve developing strong finger muscles, gross motor skills require coordination of large muscle groups for tasks like running, jumping, and skipping.
Problem Solving Skills
Young children can build important problem solving skills through sensory play by learning to use a scientific approach to thinking. As children explore items with their senses, they can discover new things and develop new ideas, leading them to think outside the box.
Sensory activities play a critical role in a child’s education. We use our senses to read, write, and solve problems. These activities are also great for helping children exercise observation skills, giving them a lifelong advantage.
Did I mention that sensory play activities are a lot of fun for children of all ages and adults too? Even I enjoy getting messy with my little kids!
Keep scrolling to explore more than 35 different Easter themed sensory play activities your little ones are sure to love.
Easter Sensory Activities
This fun Easter themed sensory play bin will give your child the opportunity to explore different textures, wet & dry, and observe the differences in appearance. More advanced learners may enjoy weighing the different objects and talking about the mass of the egg versus the mass of the water beads.
Here’s a great one for learning some important preschool math skills. The pom poms are ideal for counting as well as adding and subtracting.
A bit less messy than egg dye, this activity offers children the chance to explore painting in a fun Easter themed way. It’s an excellent activity for exploring sight, touch, and even smell.
Ever wondered about colored rice? It makes a great affordable filler for sensory baskets, trays, and bottles. The best part is that it’s easier to make than you think and your little ones can even help!
This Easter themed sensory tray offers a fun way to explore coins and counting with your little one.
Keep reading for even more quick & easy Easter sensory activities to try with your little kids!
Check out this list for lots of Easter themed sensory play. You’ll find play dough, slime, oobleck, and lots more!
You’re not going to want to miss The Best Marshmallow Peeps Play Dough Recipe from Natural Beach Living! After all, little kids love play dough. And why not? It’s all kinds of soft and squishy.
If you’re interested in making fun Easter-themed animals using play dough, then check out this Chicken Playdough Tray Invitation to Play from Finding Myself Young.
And we definitely can’t forget about this Easter Slime Recipe with Contact Solution from Natural Beach Living. The little guy definitely loves slime!
These Easy DIY Easter Bunny Playdough Eggs from The Art Kit Blog are so adorable! What a great gift idea for the little kids in your life!
If you’re looking for more playdough recipes, check out this BEST Peeps Playdough Recipe from 123 Homeschool for Me.
And let’s not forget about this amazing Fruit Punch Peeps Playdough from Bright and Busy Kids. I think this one might be one of my favorites!
Sensory play is so important for little kids and this Sensory Play Shaving Cream Paint from Best Toys 4 Toddlers is a great way to accomplish exactly that!
There’s Easy Messy Fun with Easter Oobleck from Little Bins for Little Hands too! If you’ve never tried making oobleck, you’re definitely missing out.
While you’re busy trying out all of the awesome play dough recipes, don’t forget to grab these free printable Easter Play Dough Mats from Picklebums. They’re great
STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. And these activities are exactly that! Your little kids will have a blast exploring these fun Easter STEAM ideas.
If you’ve ever experimented with baking soda and vinegar, you’re sure to love this Fizzy Egg Baking Soda and Vinegar Reaction experiment from Messy Little Monster. Both the little guy and baby girl enjoyed this!
This Fancy Egg Shakers: A Rhythm Building Music Craft for Kids from Mama Smiles activity is a great way to explore the sense of sound. Your little kids can make their very own Easter band and shake along with their favorite songs.
Who doesn’t love Suncatchers? And this Easter Suncatcher from Laughing Kids Learn is an absolutely wonderful collage project for your preschoolers and kindergartners to build their fine motor skills.
Make Easter Egg Submarines with your kiddos! This sensory STEAM activity from Team Cartwright is a great way to practice engineering as well as creative thinking and problem solving skills.
Interested in learning about Chemistry with your little kids? Check out this Peeps Slime Easter Candy Science Experiment from Little Bins for Little Hands. Slime is a great hands-on, educational activity.
Are you looking for a Tool for Teaching Emotions in Kids? These emotions eggs from Laughing Kids Learn are a sure thing. Have fun mixing and matching emotions with this creative activity.
This adorable Squidgy Easter Egg Craft for Kids from Thimble & Twig is a great sensory experience and looks so quick & easy. What a great idea for something to do on a rainy spring day!
These Simple Easter Egg Sensory Shakers for Kids from Laughing Kids Learn are translucent, which means that kiddos can see what’s inside. So simple, yet definitely creative!
The Magnetic Easter Egg Hunt from Happy Toddler Playtime would work great for learning about magnets and magnetism in a holiday-themed way!
Making a Fine Motor Paper and Clay Collage from Best Toys 4 Toddlers is a lovely way of practicing fine motor skills with both your toddlers and preschoolers.
What’s not to love about this fun Peeps Experiment with Free Printables from JDaniel4’s Mom? This quick & easy science experiment gives you the opportunity to explore the effect of liquids on Peeps.
These Easter Eggs Tracing Activity sheets from Fluffy Tots are another delightful way for little kids to practice important fine motor skills.
This Easter Egg Potato Stamping activity from Kids in the Kitchen looks like it would be a blast! I totally remember making potato stamps as a kid and I’m betting that you do too!
This list of Easter sensory activities wouldn’t be complete without at least a few sensory bins! Check out these ideas for toddlers, preschoolers and beyond. You’ll find counting, letters and so much more!
Who doesn’t love a great sensory bin and of course this Jelly Beans Easter Sensory Bin for Toddlers and Preschoolers from Natural Beach Living is no exception!
Check out this Fun Hands-on Preschool Easter Game from Little Bins for Little Hands. Little kids will learn so much from sorting, classifying, and counting.
There is an endless list of materials that you could use to make sensory bins for your little kids. Here’s an Oats & Easter Eggs Sensory Activity from Happy Toddler Playtime.
This Easter Sensory Bin for Toddlers from Keep Calm & Mommy On uses Easter grass, which is crinkly and oh so fun!
I’m so excited to try out this Counting Carrots Sensory Bin from Taming Little Monsters. What a wonderful way to teach counting skills!
Check out this recipe for the Quickest & Easiest Rainbow Rice from Active Littles. You’re for sure going to want to try it with your kiddos.
Remember how I mentioned all the different materials to make a sensory bin for little kids? Here’s a fun and probably messy Shaving Cream & Easter Eggs Sensory Bin from Happy Toddler Playtime.
If you’re looking for a literacy activity that’s Easter themed, this Letter Matching Easter Sensory Bin from Glitter On A Dime is the one!
Do you have younger kids? Here’s a fun Easter Sensory Bin for Toddlers from Finding Myself Young. It’s so bright and colorful, which makes it appealing to even your littlest learners.
Here’s an absolutely gorgeous Easter Sensory Bin for Kids from Danya Banya. This one is for sure a sight to see!
This Musical Easter Egg Sensory Bin from Taming Little Monsters looks like so much fun! I’m especially loving the little chick toys that were used.
Another great Easter themed sensory bin idea. Try out this Beans & Easter Eggs Easter Sensory Bin from Happy Toddler Playtime today!
Do you have any favorite Easter sensory activities? Don’t forget to leave a comment and share!
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