Easter Egg Number Match Sensory Bin is a fun number matching puzzle activity for toddlers and preschoolers. It makes a fun activity for kids to practice counting and number recognition this Easter!
Number Match Sensory Bin
This activity is a lot of fun and a great way to practice number matching. By adding a sensory aspect the activity gives it an Easter egg hunt appeal that my preschoolers loved! Plus I just love sensory bins and sensory activities so much!
Easter Egg Number Match Sensory Bin
How to make your Cardboard Easter Eggs and Puzzle
- Grab 4 cardboard sheets and draw the outline of Easter eggs.
- Cut them out using box cutters or scissors. Make sure to keep both the eggs that you cut out and the sheet with the egg shaped holes.
- Paint the cardboard Easter eggs different colours. Paint the sheet with the egg shaped holes green.
- Once the sheet with the egg shaped holes is dry, use a hot glue gun to attach it to another same size cardboard sheet on the back. This will become your puzzle board.
- Once your eggs are dry, write the number 1-10 on the top of the egg and the corresponding number of dots on the bottom. Cut them in half.
- Write the same number on the top and dots on the bottom on the puzzle board.
Creating Your Easter Sensory Bin
I used green coloured rice for this activity. Add the green rice to a sensory bin. Hide your Easter egg halves in the green rice. Here is how to make it:
How to Make Colored Rice
What You’ll Need
- 1 Cup of White Rice
- 1/2 tsp White Vinegar
- Several Drops of Gel Food Coloring
- Large Ziploc Bags
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Sheets or Tupperware containers
How to Make
- Combine the rice, white vinegar and food coloring in a Ziploc bag.
- Seal it carefully and mix the contents throughly.
- Repeat for each color.
- Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet or line a Tupperware container.
- Spread the colored rice out on the parchment paper and allow it to dry overnight.
If you don’t have gel food coloring, regular food coloring will work fine. If you want your rice to be more vibrant add more than just a few drops of food coloring and a small amount of white vinegar. Although the instructions calls for 1 cup of rice I usually make between 6-7 cups of rice for a sensory bin.
How to Play Easter Egg Number Match Sensory Bin
Invite your toddler or preschoolers to search through the green rice to find the Easter egg halves. Have them match the halves to the correct number in the cardboard puzzle. For toddlers and preschoolers, help them count the number of dots to determine where to place them on the puzzle.
My kids are 3 and 6.5 years old.
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- 41 Qt, Clear Sensory Bin (Large) or a IKEA FLISAT Children’s Sensory Table
- Coloured rice (see instruction above)
- Tempera paint or paint sticks
- Box cutters or Scissors
- Hot Glue Gun
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