Easter Sensory Tray


I found this shredded paper in the poundshop, and it seemed like the perfect thing to buy to add a little something to Emily's Easter basket, although when I did finally get it home and I had a whole range of other ideas as to what to do with it. I wen't for pink, yellow and green shredded paper and I think It only cost about 70p per bag. I decided to pop it all into Emily's tuff spot, add some plastic eggs, sheep, chicks and birds nests then left her to explore it.


This has to be one of my favourite sensory activities with Emily, It was so easy to create, and there really isn't much to it. She loved covering the eggs in the shredded paper. It is amazing how giving her the simplest of things can inspire her imagination and creativity. Emily soon realised that she could open the eggs and enjoyed popping the eggs inside. She soon realised that the eggs were different sizes and could also place some of the smaller egg inside the bigger ones. This produced some of the cutest little giggles I have ever heard.


Some ideas:
Hide the chicks amongst the shredded paper and then let your little one find them.
Get your children to find the two eggs that match in colour.
Sort the eggs into size order
Count how many eggs or chicks are in the tray.

This was honestly such a easy and carefree activity to do with Emily, as soon as she began to get a little bored I simple added a big paper basket and she then started to move all of the shredded paper into the basket. This gave her more depth to hide the eggs amongst the paper, and it also helped me with the clearing up!


13 comments

  1. Love your ideas for how to develop the activity further. x

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  2. I like the idea of an Easter sensory tray and this would be something that would be good for my little sister as she has some sensory issues and developmental delays .

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  3. I love this sensory tray! such a great idea and a great way to help development for the little ones!

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  4. That does look like fun, especially for a toddler. Love what you can find in pound land. Ought to visit soon :) x Dean of Little Steps.

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  5. I love this idea and Emily certainly look as though she is totally intrigued by everything x

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  6. This would work really well at a baby and toddler group, thanks!

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  7. This looks like a lot of fun - I need a tuff spot I think

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  8. Oh my goodness, how much fun is that for the little ones! I got my boy the same metal bucket too, it's adorable isn't it :)

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  9. How lovely! My son would have loved this when he was smaller and even now he'd enjoy it.

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  10. What a lovely activity and looks and sounds fun.

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  11. aw what a great fun thing to do and I do miss mine being smaller

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  12. What an adorable and simple activity. I can see why your daughter likes it so much. It's cute and colourful

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  13. I always wondered where to get shredded paper from! Thank you :) Where did you get your tray from? It is fab! Such a simple activity! What more could we want?

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