Squishy Beads + Sparkly Eggs Easter Sensory Activity for Little Kids

collage of Easter egg sensory bin images with text: Squishy Eggs Easter Sensory Activity Sparkly EggsThe little guy and I have been having lots of fun lately. Not surprisingly, the one that wins it all is this squishy beads + sparkly eggs Easter sensory activity. Seriously, y’all!

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What more could a preschooler ask for? And heck, even this creative mama was all kinds of proud of herself. How much easier could it get?

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I grabbed a pack of sparkly plastic eggs from Target and filled one of our activity tubs with rainbow water beads. And the best part of this activity? The hour or so that I got to work while the little guy explored all of this awesomeness. I know, I know. That’s not even a word, but it works.

collage of Easter egg sensory bin images with text: Easy Easter Egg Squishy Bead ActivitySquishy Beads & Sparkly Eggs Easter Sensory Activity for Little Kids

What you’ll need

Here’s how to do it

  • Follow the directions on the package to prepare the rainbow water beads. Usually that means submersing them in water for at least a few hours.
  • Drain the rainbow water beads and pour them into the activity tub or other small container.
  • Toss in the sparkly plastic eggs.
  • Encourage your little kids to explore filling the sparkly plastic eggs with the rainbow water beads.

Like I said, it doesn’t get any simpler than this. Quick, easy, and inexpensive. Little kids love this stuff. You know what they say, right? Simple pleasures in life. And this is definitely one of them.

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The little guy opened the eggs and filled them with water beads. When he was finished, he dumped out every single one of them. Rinse, later, repeat. Over and over again.

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This is a great activity for little kids who love scooping and dumping and filling and pouring, which is basically… Well, all of them. I mean, seriously. I have yet to meet a three-year-old who isn’t into this kind of stuff.

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You could even add a few scoops or spoons to fill the eggs with and that would totally encourage fine motor skills. Talk about a win, right? We’ve added things like plastic bowls and beakers too. You’re really only limited by your imagination.

What would you add? Leave a comment and share.

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collage of Easter egg sensory bin images with text: Easter Sensory Bin Eggs & Beads for Preschoolers