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April 1, 2021 No Comments
7 Hands-On Easter Activity Ideas for Toddlers
7 Hands-on Easter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers


7 Hands-on Easter Activity Ideas for Toddlers

There are so many fun ways to get your toddler engaged at home with simple materials for Easter.  The possibility for toddler activities with Easter eggs is endless so I am so excited to share these hands-on activity ideas with you that include those eggs and some original ideas to use without eggs.  I know you will find something fun in this list of Easter Activities for toddlers!

Look no further for simple and hands-on Easter activity ideas that you can set up for your toddler or preschooler with materials you probably already have at home.

Grab your coffee and let’s get started!

1. Rainbow Bunnies Sensory Bin

Rainbow colors are always a good idea and if you haven’t dyed chickpeas before, I highly recommend giving it a try!  This rainbow bunnies sensory bin came about after a trip to the Dollar Tree where I found these clear plastic jars.  I knew I had to create a sensory bin where my daughter could scoop, pour, and fill them up.

Rainbow Bunnies Sensory Bin
Rainbow Bunnies Sensory Bin with Dyed Chickpeas


The Materials:

  • 2 bags of dry chickpeas
  • liquid watercolors
  • clear plastic jars
  • multicolored shape stickers
  • googly eyes
  • Gallon Ziploc bags
  • a large circular tray

How To:

To dye your rainbow chickpeas:

  • Fill 6 ziploc bags with 1 cup of dry chickpeas
  • Use about 3 drops of liquid watercolor for each desired color
  • Close and shake well until the beans are all coated
  • Lay chickpeas onto a baking sheet or separate paper plates to dry
  • After 1-2 hours lay them out onto your tray or sensory bin to play with!

2.  Fizzy Easter Egg Science

Fizzy science experiments are ALWAYS a hit in our house and this one was no different!  The combination of baking soda and vinegar is magical for kids and when you add in some plastic Easter eggs the fun is amplified.

Fizzy Easter Egg Science
Fizzy Easter Egg Science Experiment


The Materials:

  • large shallow plastic bin
  • plastic Easter eggs
  • muffin tin
  • baking soda
  • vinegar
  • food dye

How To:

To set up the activity for your toddler, simply

  • set out plastic Easter eggs into the holes of the muffin tin
  • Pour baking soda inside of the eggs and add a few drops of food dye to color them then sprinkle some more baking soda on top to disguise the colors
  • Supply your toddler with a dropper or spoon and a container of vinegar (you may dilute with water to have it last longer)
  • Invite them to drop vinegar into the Eggs and watch the reaction!

3.  Hidden Puzzles Egg Hunt

This is such an easy Easter activity for your little one to do!  Just take a small puzzle that your toddler enjoys doing and place the pieces inside of your plastic Easter eggs.  Have them hunt around the house for the eggs and put the puzzle together once they collect all of the pieces!

Hidden Puzzle Easter Egg Activitiy
Hide puzzle pieces inside of Easter Eggs for a new kind of Easter Egg hunt for your kids at home.



  • plastic Easter eggs
  • small puzzle

How To:

  • place a small puzzle piece in each plastic Easter egg
  • hide them around your house or outside in your yard
  • have your child hunt for the eggs
  • Once they have collected all of their eggs, have them put the puzzle together!

4.  Hidden Letters Easter Egg Sensory Bin

There is never a better sensory bin filler than water.  Pair that with some bubbly dish soap, plastic Easter eggs, and letter sponges or magnets and you instantly have a hit of an activity in front of you! This bin can be taken outside to play or set up inside with a large towel underneath to manage spills.

Hidden Letters Easter Egg Sensory Bin
Easter Egg Sensory Bin with Hidden Letters



  • large plastic shallow bin
  • plastic Easter eggs
  • Letter magnets or letter sponges
  • dish soap

How To:

  • Fill your plastic eggs with each letter of the alphabet with your letter magnets or letter sponges
  • Place them in a bin with soapy water
  • Let your child open the eggs to see what letters they find!

5.  Easter Egg Kinetic Sand Tray

I think the colors on this play tray are just so colorful and cheerful!  This is a quick sensory bin that can be set up with simple materials that you may already have at home.  Play trays like this inspire creative thinking, dramatic play, and some fine motor work to get the eggs together and to put the erasers into the sand.

Kinetic Sand Easter Play Tray
Easter Egg Sand Play Tray



  • large paper tray
  • kinetic sand (we used purple)
  • Easter themed mini-erasers from Target
  • plastic Easter eggs

How To:

  • Place your Kinetic Sand into the play tray
  • Add in your Target mini-erasers and plastic Easter eggs
  • PLAY!

6.  Frozen Pom-Poms Bunny Rescue

If there is one activity I can recommend when a day feels like it is ticking backwards, it’s an ice rescue activity!  You can freeze anything and ask your little ones to rescue what you have frozen inside and it is always magical!  I found this bunny container from The Dollar Tree and knew I needed to use it !  I froze colorful pom-poms inside of the mold with water and froze overnight!  Then, I paired it with salt and a squeeze bottle of water for the rescue mission!

Frozen Pom Pom Bunny Rescue
Frozen pom poms inside of a bunny mold!



  • Bunny container or a regular plastic container or bowl
  • colorful pom poms
  • water
  • salt
  • squeeze bottle
  • plastic bin

How To:

  • fill your container with water and colorful pom-poms
  • freeze overnight
  • set out on the counter for a few minutes to thaw and pop out of the container and place inside of the plastic bin for the rescue mission
  • Give your little one a squeeze bottle and a bowl of salt to help the ice melt faster
  • Have fun!

Easter Bunny Oobleck Rescue

If your toddler or preschooler enjoys messy play then they will love this activity!  oobleck is such a fun sensory filler to play with and I had to pair it with this bunny container from The Dollar Tree again. This is such an easy set up and will be so fun for your kids to play!

Easter Bunny Oobleck Rescue Activity
Easter Bunny Oobleck Rescue



  • 2 cups of cornstarch
  • 1 cup of water
  • purple food dye
  • bunny container
  • Target mini-erasers
  • tweezer

To make the Oobleck simply add the cornstarch, water, and food dye together inside of your bunny container or desired container to play with.


  • Once you have made your oobleck add in Easter themed erasers for your little one to pull out using tweezers or their fingers!

I hope you will find an activity in this roundup that you can easily set up for your kids to enjoy at home for Easter!  These are all so fun and hands-on I know your toddlers and preschoolers will love them.

If you’re looking for more hands-on fun and learning with print and play activities, check out my April Learn and Play Activity packet perfect for toddlers and preschoolers in my TpT store HERE!

7 Hands-On Easter Activities for Toddlers
Easter Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers


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Hi! I’m Jayme! A former elementary teacher turned stay at home mom sharing toddler activities, mom tips, and educational resources to help you learn and play with your children. I believe in the power of PLAY and creating meaningful activities for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

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