Jelly Bean Sensory Bin

To celebrate Spring and Easter I put together a little Jelly Bean Sensory Bin. I used colorful jelly beans for the sensory material and added some plastic eggs, plastic egg cups and a little chick. Peep! Peep!

Jelly Bean Sensory Bin a fun way for toddlers and preschoolers to practice coloring recognition and sorting!

There are many learning activities you can do with this sensory bin. You can talk about the different colors of the jelly beans and match them up with the egg cups. And you can count the jelly beans as you put them into the cups too! Kids will love tasting the jelly beans and talk about the different flavors. This would be especially fun if you buy the gourmet jelly beans with 50 plus flavors! You could also have fun creating different flavor combinations! Jelly Bean Sensory Bin is a fun way to explore colors and flavors while working on fine motor skills!

We also used the jelly beans to work on some fine motor skills! I took out our simple butter tub with holes in the lid and Caden put the jelly beans into the container. Drop! Another fun thing you can do is make musical shakers! We put a few jelly beans into our plastic Easter eggs and shook them up. This would be fun to add musical accompaniment to any Spring or Easter songs!

Jelly Bean Sensory Bin is a fun way to explore Easter!

There are so many fun activities you can do with jelly beans! Have any ideas I didn’t mention? For more fun Easter activities for kids check out our board on Pinterest!

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{I should also add that jelly beans can be a choking hazard. Please use your best judgement when playing with small objects.}

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19 thoughts on “Jelly Bean Sensory Bin”

  1. This looks great! Shakers are always fun 🙂

    I would love for you to link up this – and your other sensory play posts – at the Sensory Play link up on Empty Your Archive, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

    1. Samantha says:

      Thanks for the compliment & for the link up invite!

  2. Amber says:

    What a great idea! We’ve been playing with Easter grass for a bit now and my son loves it but this would be a fun change!

  3. Paris says:

    This sensory bin looks like so much fun! Great idea.

  4. Ashley says:

    Looks like a good use for jelly beans (ick)! I love all the colors though!

  5. How fun! I am having a few extra kids this Easter… This looks like a fun activity to try with them!


    1. Samantha says:

      Thank you! Have fun with it!

  6. What an awesome use for jelly beans!! Shared and pinned 🙂

  7. My children would LOVE this kind of sensory bin – although I think it would take on a disappearing act in my house 🙂 Especially if they were gourmet jelly beans – then, it might not be just the kids enjoying it!

  8. Jennifer Dawn says:

    What a cute idea! It would certainly appeal to the sense of taste too!

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