Easter Sensory Activity for Little Kids

Are you ready for Easter? It’s probably one of my favorite holidays for preschool themes! I’m always looking for fun new ways for us to celebrate here at home while incorporating some early learning fun too. That’s why I’ve created a fun new Easter Sensory Activity to explore this Spring.

collage of Easter Sensory Activity images images with text: Easter Sensory Tray for PreschoolersIt’s a tactile experience that will help your preschoolers develop fine motor skills and cognitive skills too in a fun and engaging way! 

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Easter Sensory Tray containing colored rice, cookie cutters, plastic eggs, mini erasers, and a spoon
Keep reading to learn how you can build your own exciting Easter sensory experience with your preschool learners at home or in the classroom. Plus, you’ll get lots of fun ideas and book suggestions for building a preschool lesson or unit study around this
Easter sensory tray idea.

pink carrot cookie cutter in Easter Sensory Tray
Celebrate with a Sensory Tray Play

I’m always looking for fun new ways to celebrate with my little learners that incorporate important early learning skills too. This Easter we will be staying home to celebrate, so I’m looking for ways to make our Easter fun and exciting at home that don’t involve lots of candy or sugary treats. 

yellow bunny cookie cutter in Easter Sensory Tray
If you’re interested in celebrating Easter in the classroom or in your homeschool space, a sensory experience like this Easter sensory tray is an idea you don’t want to miss.

pink egg cookie cutter in Easter Sensory Tray
Your little learners can explore while engaging their senses of touch, hearing, and sight. Plus, they’ll get opportunities to build important early learning skills too!

child using spoon to scoop colored rice
Sensory Play for Preschool

Learning with sensory play is a lot of fun, but it’s more than just an amusing activity to squeeze in. The research shows that sensory play builds important nerve connections in the brain, helping your preschoolers develop the following skills: 

  • Language
  • Fine motor
  • Problem-solving
  • Social

child scooping colored rice into center of carrot cookie cutter
Plus, with a few tweaks here and there, you can incorporate extra learning into this Easter sensory try activity too. Try a few of these ideas for more learning fun this Easter:

  • Hide alphabet letters in your Easter sensory tray for letter learning fun.
  • Have preschool learners count the objects hidden in this Easter sensory play activity to practice early math skills like one-to-one correspondence. 
  • Listen to classical music while you explore this Easter sensory bin to help your preschoolers develop art appreciation and incorporate even more sensory experiences as you play.

child scooping colored rice with spoon
Easter Sensory Tray

Sensory bins and trays like this one for Easter are some of my favorite things to put together for preschoolers. For starters, sensory trays are flexible! They’re filled with opportunities for learning and fun without being expensive or difficult to make. Are you ready to make your own Easter sensory tray? 

child placing Easter mini erasers in the center of carrot cookie cutter
What you’ll need

  •  Tray
  •  Colored Rice (or other sensory filler)
  • Sequins
  • Plastic Eggs
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Easter-themed Mini Erasers
  • Spoons

child scooping colored rice in Easter Sensory Tray
child scooping colored rice into center of egg cookie cutter
Here’s how to do it

  • Cover the bottom of your tray with a layer of rainbow rice. 
  • Add each of the items that you chose to include in your Easter Sensory Tray. 
  • Give your little kids the opportunity to explore. 

Easter Sensory Bin
Don’t be afraid to get creative! Add or subtract whatever you like for a truly unique Easter sensory tray your preschoolers will love.

stacked cookie cutters in Easter Sensory Bin
Want to add more learning fun to your Easter sensory tray play experience? Check out my list of
35+ Easter Sensory Activities for Little Kids. Got some amazing Easter ideas for your own preschoolers that aren’t on the list? Share them in the comments section. I can’t wait to read about your learning ideas!

collage of Easter Sensory Activity images with text: Easter Sensory Tray for Little Kids

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