It’s getting close to Easter and that means we have lots of plastic eggs hanging around our house! My kids have always loved playing with plastic eggs. While we love just hiding them, there are so many other great activities you can do with plastic eggs. Since Graylie has been really into learning letters, I decided to do a Letter Matching Easter Sensory Bin inspired by this pin from The Kindgergarten Connection.
I have seen so many great sensory bins on Pinterest and Instagram. I was super excited to give this a try! I decided to start our bin with Colored Rice just like the bin from the pin that I chose. I ended up following a tutorial from My Home Based Life for making the rice. She has a super simple technique that only takes about 5 minutes!
Solid Color Plastic Eggs
After I had the rice colored, I poured it into a big bowl that I had. Then I went through our plastic eggs and picked out some of the solid color eggs. I had to break them apart if they were still attached. Using a Sharpie, I wrote the letters on the eggs.
Beads and Tongs
I also added some wooden beads and miscellaneous scoops and tongs to the bin to make it a little more fun. Once the letters are on the eggs, you separate the eggs and mix the pieces in with the rice. Then the child can find the eggs in the bin and match them up based on the uppercase and lowercase letters.
This was a super simple bin to put together! The other great part of this project is that it is so inexpensive. I was able to find a bag of rice at Aldi for $1.15. All of the other supplies we already had on hand. The cute bunny tongs were a clearance find from CVS. I think they cost me 29 cents. Don’t you love it when you can find crafty deals like that?
Are you a fan of sensory bins? I know there are tons more ideas out there. My friend Jenny from Cookies, Coffee and Crafts does really cute seasonal bins all the time! Her latest one from St. Patrick’s Day is super cute and I hope to try that next year.
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This wraps up another great week of the Pinterest Challenge. The best part of this challenge has been trying different ideas. It has really motivated me to do more activities with the kids and I’ve enjoyed trying a few new recipes too. If you are interested in joining our small Facebook group called 52 Weeks of Pinterest – 2018 Challenge, we would love to have you! There is no pressure to do something every week. It’s just a fun place to share ideas and see what others happen to be doing.