It’s hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner. I remember last Easter with snow still on the ground at my parents house. It’s SO nice that we’ve had a milder winter and earlier spring this year. No complaints whatsoever.
Since Liam is still talking about Santa, I thought I would try to get the focus over to the Easter bunny instead. One way to do that is with a new Easter sensory bin. Liam loves hunting for eggs in the beans and collecting sparkly bunnies and Easter eggs in his little Easter bucket. I think the best part about this bin is the bunny egg dipper that I found at Michaels. The eggs and bunnies were table scatter found at the dollar store, along with the bucket. The materials cost me under $10.
(I didn’t end up using the pom poms)
After I made this bin, Liam came home early from his dads. I was in the middle of meal prep for the week and hoped that he would be entertained long enough for me to finish up without having to turn cartoons on. I am happy to report that I was successful. These beans provided over an hour of play and continue to be one of the first things he goes to each day.
Some people have asked me how I get Liam to keep the beans in the container. I thank my amazing day home provider for being the first to introduce Liam to sensory bins like this and being stern with her rules. At her house, if you spill beans you clean them up and if you make a mess the beans are closed and you aren’t allowed to play with them anymore. Same rules apply at our house. Liam just got his beans taken away because he made a huge mess (which is a rarity) and refused to clean them up. They learn the rules fairly quickly if you stay consistent.
I am excited to let Liam paint eggs for Easter and take him on an Easter egg hunt. These holidays are just way more fun with a toddler!
Any Easter activities in store for your little one this week? Do share!