Over the last week or so, I’ve been busy behind the scenes making bits and bobs for the littles’ Easter gifts. Today I wanted to share with you these unbelievably simple DIY sensory Easter eggs that I’ve added to William’s Easter basket ready to play with over the Easter weekend.
I was sent a pack of fillable eggs, among other bits & bobs, for the children to use in their play in the lead up to Easter. While Florence has had no end of fun using them in sensory tuff spots, small world play, treasure hunts and she even ate her breakfast out of them a couple of times (more on that here) , William is way too young to make use of them on his own. Instead, I’ve used them to make a selection of sensory eggs to play with him with when he’s on his play mat or during tummy time.
I took some of the eggs and decided to add both sound & smell elements to them. The eggs have little holes in the bottom so I figured when they’re shaken or even just laid next to the baby the scents will come through. I picked some herbs from the garden (mint, rosemary & lemon mint) and popped them as they were into each of the eggs, along with a tea spoon of rice in one, a couple of bits of pasta in another and some coins in the third.
To make sure the contents don’t spill out everywhere, I’ve used some contrasting washi tape around the middle to secure them.
Florence (just shy of 2 years old) will probably make use of these and they’ll be something she can play with her baby brother with too.
See what else I’ve put in William’s Easter basket here.