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After major holidays is one of my favorite times to score stuff for sensory bins and Easter is no exception. I was actually able to put this one together with stuff we already had. My older son won’t really eat jellybeans so this was a good way to put them to use. You should be able to grab a lot of this stuff on deep discount after Easter is over if you don’t have it already.
Sensory Bin Supplies
- Easter grass
- Plastic Easter Eggs
- Fine Motor Tools
- Box to hold it all
Putting this sensory bin together is super easy. Add the Easter grass to your box (I prefer paper grass because it’s more eco friendly). Next, place just the bottoms of the Easter eggs throughout the bin. Make sure the colors of the eggs matches the colors of the jellybeans you use. I didn’t use all of ours since some didn’t match.
After you have eggs placed and have selected the jellybeans to match, go ahead and scatter the jellybeans throughout the bin. Some will fall down into the grass and that’s ok.
Once you have it set up you can demonstrate how to pickup the jellybeans with the fine motor tools and place them in the correct matching color Easter egg. We really like the Learning Resources tool set. For younger children, you can have them just use their fingers to pick up the jellybeans.I like this activity because it helps develop both fine motor skills and color sorting. My 4 year old really enjoyed sorting (and eating!) the jellybeans.
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