Indoor Activity For Kids:

Easter egg sensory bin rescue

This activity is an adventure for your kids: to discover what is hidden in the Easter eggs that they’ve rescued. Is it a letter? A number? A fun toy?

Tape a few plastic Easter eggs in a sensory bin in a few different ways and let your kids rescue it with a laddle. For Easter you can add a few chocolate eggs to the bin.

I like this activity because you can use any Easter eggs in this activity but plastic eggs are best because you can add interesting items to the plastic eggs such as letters numbers and other small items. It's great hand eye coordination practice and are sure to keep your kids busy for a while.

This activity is inspired by ideas from Easter egg sensory bin rescue.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Math activities include counting, patterning, sizes and sorting and can be taught with fun and easy to play games and activities.

Hand eye coordination activities help kids use their hands (and muscles) and eyes at the same time. When the two work together, young children begin to increase their ability to pick up, grasp, and manipulate objects.

Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists.

Developing fine motor skills will help your child to write and prepares her for school. But it will also help your children with everyday tasks like eating, and dressing themselves.

Literacy includes reading, writing, and speaking. It is the basis of any child’s learning.

Literacy skills can be taught from baby age with playful games and activities, and continues to be taught at school age where literacy instruction is more formal than just play.

Colour recognition activities helps children get to know the different colors and color blending and matching.

Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.

Step 1

Gather all the supplies

Step 2

Add various small items such as toys or letters to the inside of the Easter eggs

Step 3

Place the Easter eggs in the sensory bin or container

Step 4

Tape various lines over your sensory bin or other container

Step 5

Show your kids how to play by scooping out the Easter eggs

I had as much fun making this bin as my kids had playing with it.

I added various items to the Easter eggs, including small toys, rainbow rice, slime and playdough.

I taped the bin and added spoons for them to scoop. It was great for their hand eye coordination and fine motor skills and it was a delight to see what's inside each egg.

This activity was a real hit with all my kids! They literally did this several times over and over again several times during the day. They loved scooping the Easter eggs and putting them into bowls and found the extra challenge of having the tape covering the sensory bin very fun!