Easter Egg Sensory Play Activity
Shaving Cream Messy Sensory Play
Easter Activities for Kids
We are using plastic Easter eggs for everything this year! There are so many fun and simple ways these affordable eggs can be used for play and learning! You still have plenty of time to pick up a bag and enjoy some of our super simple Easter activities before Easter! Stash them away in a zip lock bag and you will have instant fun next year too! We have used ours for awesome sensory and science play this year and we have made several fun games too! Today we enjoyed some good old messy sensory play with shaving cream and water! Oh and yes, you guessed it! That is a rain gutter you see! Very affordable at the local Home Depot! Check out our science activity we also used it for at the end of this activity! You can also skip the shaving cream too for great water sensory play!
Easter Messy Sensory Play Set Up
I put as many eggs as I could pull together into an inexpensive white tub from the dollar store. I covered them with a can of cheap (has to be cheap) shaving cream. Next we squirted food coloring on top and Liam used a straw to make patterns! It was a nice day so I took everything outside! **Note** I would still do this inside even though it would get messy. I just have towels ready! I don’t mind mess if I am ready for it. It is understood that we don’t throw our sensory play! I put the gutter against the table with the messy bin on top and an empty bin at the bottom for the eggs to roll into!
Time to play with this Easter messy sensory play extravaganza!
He dug for eggs, washed them off and sent them down the rain gutter. This was a super messy but super fun Easter messy sensory play activity. It was fun to do it outside and he loved getting to sit on the picnic table too. I think climbing around on the table helped him enjoy the messiness even more. Usually he doesn’t last as long as he did this time! I always like to have an extra bucket of water so he can rinse off.
He decided he needed some way to get water down the rain gutter to unstick the eggs that were slowing down with the shaving cream on them! Great problem solving too, so I got him a measuring cup to scoop water!
It was fun to see the eggs shoot down to the bin on the ground and he would go around and collect some and bring them back up to the top and go again.
At some point he was done with the messiness on his hands but was still interested in playing. While he climbed around, I did a quick clean up and got him just water to play with the eggs and rain gutter. Simple water play is also a good alternative to this activity and still lots of great sensory play!
Simple Easter Messy Sensory Play Fun!
You can always turn it into an Easter Egg Wash Sensory Bin
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