One of our favourite ways to celebrate holidays (or any theme) is Sensory Play! I especially love it when our sensory play is safe enough for toddlers but interesting enough for the older kids. These Easter Egg Sensory Play Ideas are perfect for mixed age groups and will provide hours of Easter-themed fun for your little ones!
Easter Sensory Play Ideas
While our Chocolate Sensory Play ideas are great for any holiday involving chocolate, I wanted to come up with a list of different fun, sensory-based ways to use up those plastic Easter eggs that always somehow appear in homes at this time of year. (I don’t remember buying them, do you?)
Some of these ideas would also work well with craft eggs – the kind we used to make our Chalkboard Easter Eggs – so if you don’t have plastic Easter eggs at home already and don’t want to purchase them, feel free to purchase whatever your family will get the most use out of!
Sensory play is a great way to engage children in building fine motor skills, practice numeracy and language skills (count the eggs, describe the textures you’re feeling, etc), and engage their creative minds.
All of these ideas are perfect for making the most out of a rainy Spring day.
I also love how many Easter Sensory Kits are available on Etsy – these would be perfect for sending to a grandchild or ordering as a fun alternative to a chocolate-filled Easter basket!
For even more fun Easter Ideas, check out our Easter Planning eBook, featuring 32 of our favorite Easter crafts, recipes and decor ideas – it’s free for e-mail subscribers:
So many wonderful sensory stimuli with this Glowing Water Beads Easter Egg Sensory Bin from Learn Play Imagine.
No plastic eggs needed for No Time for Flashcard’s Easter Egg Play Dough.
I always buy WAY too much pasta so these Pasta Bird’s Nests from Still Playing School are definitely on our list of things to do!
The perfect use for those little holes in the bottom of the plastic eggs: Drip Painting with Easter Eggs from Learn Play Imagine.
I LOVE giant sensory bins using our kiddie pool, so this Kid-sized Bird’s Nest from Creekside Learning is right up our alley!
I shared our Easter Egg Letter Matching sensory bin over on Kindergarten Connection – you can use the rainbow rice in so many different ways when you’re done with this bin!
This DIY Plastic Easter Egg Goop Filler from Arts & Crackers is a homemade take on a Canadian Easter basket favorite! Who else grew up with these?
For older kids, these Magnetic Easter Eggs from Frugal Fun 4 Boys are super simple to set up.
Grab some good-quality glue for this Easter Egg Sensory Game from My Mundane & Miraculous Life.
One link, six ideas! My friend Dyan from And Next Comes L shared 6 Sensory Play Ideas with Plastic Easter Eggs, some are even great for toddlers! (not pictured)
Look how many kids were happily playing with Things to Share and Remember’s Easter Egg Water Table! You can skip the dye if you’re worried about it.
You can use a water bottle or a giant Easter Egg for this I Spy Easter Egg Tutorial from U-Create Crafts. (not pictured)
Math and sensory combine in this Easter Egg Sensory Bin & Counting Game from Stir the Wonder.
This final Easter Egg Science Activity activity we used real egg shells for, but it would work great for plastic easter eggs, too!
What will you use your plastic Easter eggs for?
Check out these other Awesome Top Ten Lists for Easter from my fellow kids’ activity bloggers:
Top 10 Lamb Ideas for Easter from Witty Hoots
Top 10 Easter Fine Motor Activities from Craftulate
Top 10 Peeps Treats from Our Good Life
Top 10 Easter Sensory Activities from Play & Learn Every Day
Top 10 Easter Preschool Printables from Living Life and Learning
Top 10 Free Printables for Easter from Sunny Day Family
Top Ten DIY Easter Baskets by Teach me Mommy
Top 10 No-Candy Themed Easter Basket Ideas! From Preschool Powol Packets
Top 10 Plastic Egg Educational Activities for Kids from Something 2 Offer
Top 10 Easter Themed Desserts from Crafty Mama in ME
Top 10 Easter Handprint Crafts from Messy Little Monster
Top 10 Peeps Experiments for Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures