Are you looking for an easy way to entertain your toddler? Does your child like to pretend to cook? This Easter egg sensory play uses plastic eggs to create a fun sensory experience for your child. Affiliate links are used in this post.
Easter Egg Sensory Play: Pretend Cooking
My kids just love to play with plastic Easter eggs. They open them and close them and scatter them around the house. They also love to pretend to cook. I thought it would be a fun idea to combine the two. Let the kids pretend to cook with ingredients found in the eggs.
What You’ll Need:
- Large container or baking pan
- Plastic Easter eggs
- Bowls, spoons, cups, etc. – we use this Green Toys Dish Set (affiliate link)
- Dry goods from the pantry
- different flours (rye, whole wheat, masa, etc)
- corn meal
Place the dry goods into different plastic eggs. Add the eggs and bowls to a large container.
Allow your child to explore the sensory bin. Encourage her to break open the eggs into a bowl.
I actually set this activity up for my toddler, but my kindergartner wanted to play, too. He requested a funnel and a pot.
Aiden had just as much fun as Lily with this sensory bin.
They happily played together for quite sometime mixing ingredients, stirring, and cooking.
They did get some on the floor, so be prepared to vacuum it up.
You could easily add some measuring practice to this activity. Grab some measuring cups and measuring spoons. Then show your child the correct way to measure with them.
More Ways to Use Plastic Easter Eggs
- Egg Rolling Baby Game – Explore ramps with this simple game for babies. It’s great for toddlers and older siblings, too.
- Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt with Picture Clues – I love this idea. The picture clues make it perfect for toddlers and pre-readers. Kids can make their own clues, too.
- Launching Easter Eggs Experiment – Use Hot Wheels launchers to practice counting and measuring. How far will the different eggs travel?
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