Sensory Activities for Easter

Growing YearsPeeps Play Dough is squishy in texture, which makes it the perfect Easter sensory activity.

To make Peeps Play Dough you need:

5 Peeps

3+ tbsp. of corn starch

1 & 1/2 tsp of cooking oil

Optional:  Food coloring

Instructions:

- Combine ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat around 30 seconds or until they expand.

- Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave, and mix with a spoon.

- Cool then kneading the dough with your hands.

- Add more corn starch if needed for desired consistency and prevent sticky dough.

- Repeat steps for different color Peeps.

- Mix in food coloring for richer coloring.

Now you only need to give your child tools such as, cookie cutters, and any play dough tools and watch the fun, all the while providing sensory stimulation.

Another great Easter activity to promote sensory stimulation is growing Easter basket grass. Grass is a wonderful texture to feel and explore.

You will need:

Plastic plant saucer

Potting soil

Fast grow grass seed (rye is one option)

An Easter Basket

Instructions:

- Fill your plant saucer about halfway with potting soil.

- Plant the grass by patting the dirt down with your hand and cover the dirt with the grass seed.

- Press the seeds into the dirt and fill the saucer with more dirt.

- Place your plant saucer in a sunny window.

- Water the grass every day.

- Watch it grow. There should be sprouts in 3-5 days and enough grass for your Easter basket in a little over a week.

- The longer it is left to grow the fuller the grass will become and the more to run the fingers through. I would give it at least 2 weeks.

- Put the saucer in your Easter basket and add the beautiful eggs.

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