Easter is right around the corner you guys, so y’all know I had to put together a few themed activities for my girl. The first one being a sensory bin! I loved the dyed beans I used for our Jack & the Beanstalk sensory bin, so I recreated that idea, Easter-style.
Here’s a step by step of how I dyed the beans.
What You’ll Need:
- Navy beans (lighter colored beans dye easiest)
- Food coloring gel
- Parchment or wax paper
- Ziplock bags
- Easter trinkets – I used bunny erasers + chocolate eggs
- Separate beans into ziplock bags, based on number of colors you want to use
- Add a few drops of food coloring to each bag
- Spread beans onto parchment or wax paper & allow them to dry for 3-4 hours
I love the way this bin turned out, especially with there being a multitude of things Leana can learn from. Here lately, I’ve been making it a point to include a learning element in many of Leana’s activities. I’m big on learning through play, especially since it seems to help Leana focus better.
We’ve been working on color recognition so I had her put the colorful bunnies in their corresponding eggs. I call out the colors for her, as she picks up the bunnies. I also count them as she puts them into the eggs.
We also discussed bunny rabbits, practicing the ‘hopping’ motions that they make. & I included a tasting element for my girl since she loves milk chocolate. Leana has gotten really good at scooping & pouring, so those elements were beneficial too.
There’s still plenty of time to incorporate Easter activities into your little one’s week. Here are the links to the items we used. Share with us on instagram, @chelseynicoleandco if you decode to recreate this bin!