Easter Sensory Bin for Toddlers

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I love creating sensory bins for holidays or special occasions throughout the year. It is especially nice when I can hit a good sale and get multiple items for sensory bins in one trip.

When I created my St. Patrick's Day sensory bin, Hobby Lobby was having a 30% off sale on all their Easter items. I ended up spending only about $30 for everything, which ended up being enough for 2-3 sensory bins. That made creating this Easter Sensory Bin so easy.

This idea was created about 10 years ago when my daughter was much younger. But any toddler or preschooler would love this activity.

Photo of an Easter sensory bin for toddlers filled with Easter grass, eggs, pipe cleaners, cookie cutters, and more.

Items Needed for this Easter Sensory Bin

You can add whatever else you may have around your house that would fit into this Easter theme. I would consider adding some play dough to use with the cookie cutters, a sorting container for the pom-poms, etc.

I placed Easter grass on the bottom and then layered all the other items on top of the grass. I used a large wicker basket with handles on the side to hold everything.

E's favorite part was the grass. She went right for it and pulled it out of the bottom before any of the other items.

She also enjoyed playing with the eggs. She has been wanting to open and close objects lately, so these Easter eggs were a perfect challenge for her to try and open. I put some of the large colored pom poms inside each egg so that there would be something inside if she happened to open one.

The first time she played with this she couldn't open any eggs, so she would bring them to me to open. But we played with this again this week and she was able to open two. So proud of her!

For more ideas on how to get started with sensory bins and other sensory activities, you can check out my Sensory Play Recipes digital download. It includes 20+ mom and therapist-tested recipes for various sensory play activities that your kids will LOVE!

Sensory play recipes digital download cover with 5 pictures including sensory foam play dough, oobleck and more!

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.


  1. What a fun invitation to explore and play!

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  2. Tammy Lyons says:

    Thank you for all of your great ideas. My pre k class enjoyed playing with beans, some little wooden bunnies and some really cute carrot that you can fill that we found at the dollar tree with the eggs,

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