20 Multi-Sensory Easter Basket Ideas for Kids with Sensory Impairments
There are lots of ways to make your Easter Basket multi-sensory and accessible for kids of all abilities, including kids with sensory impairments. You might want to throw in some fidgets, chewies or light-up toys, for example (and you can find lots of ideas for fun small multi-sensory toys here).
But if you’re also looking to keep the Easter theme, then you might be searching for things like talking, tactile or noise-making eggs. Or maybe touch-and-feel Easter books, stuffed bunnies that call out to you to find them, or an Easter-themed Mr Potato head.
Yep, all that’s out there just waiting for you to find it! Kind of like an Easter egg hunt!
Below you’ll find some of our favorite tactile, talking and developmental Easter toys that would be perfect for your multi-sensory Easter basket.
Beeping & Noisy Eggs
- Beeping Easter Eggs: These beeping eggs have become a must-have in our house every Easter. Each egg beeps until you find it!
- Key Finders: This may seem like a strange option, but this affordable pack of 4 key finders transmits beeps when you press a button on the remote and they work from up to 131 feet away! You could add these beepers to eggs or other hidden objects in your Easter egg hunt.
- HABA Wooden Shakin Eggs: These eggs are large (great for holding) and made of wood. Each egg makes a unique sound when you shake it.
- Tomy Hide & Squeak Eggs: Crack open the eggs to reveal colorful chicks hidden inside. Press on the chicks to hear them cheap!
- Tactile Matching Eggs: These plastic eggs are white on the outside and colorful on the inside, and each egg is imprinted with a shape that can only match to itself. Can you put them all back together?
- Play-Doh Spring Eggs: Play-Doh is always a fun tactile game in our house – and these Easter eggs are pre-filled with Play-Doh!
- Egg Shaped Porcupine Balls: What tactile Easter basket is complete without porcupine balls shaped like Easter eggs?
- Hide ‘Em and Hatch ‘Em Super Sized Grow Eggs: Find the eggs, place them in water, then watch (and feel) them hatch! After the eggs crack and hatch, a small toy will appear and continue to grow if you leave it in the water.
Glowing Easter Toys
- Light Up Musical Easter Bunny: This super soft bunny lights up and plays soft lullaby songs.
- Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs: Turn off the lights and have an Easter egg hunt in the dark this year!
- Light Up Squishy Chicks: Fun to squish and hold and they also glow when you shake them!
- Glow In The Dark Easter Putty Eggs: Silly putty is stretchy, slippery and gooey. What could be better than that? Putty that glows, of course!
Interactive Easter Toys
- Stacking and Nesting Easter Eggs: Very similar to traditional stacking and nesting toys, but these are all shaped like Easter eggs!
- Bump ‘n go walking egg laying chicken with music: The name says it all! This chicken will lay eggs while moving about and singing.
- Egg Toss: This game is just like the classic hot potato toss game, but with an egg!
- Bunny Popper: This is a great fine-motor toy. Squeeze the bunny to get the ball to “POP”!
Touch-and-Feel Easter Books
- Pat the Bunny: This book is a classic for a reason! Pat the Bunny is easy to read (and easy to braille) and includes lots of fun interactive objects to touch, move or smell.
- Baby Bunny Finger Puppet Book: Finger puppet books are always fun! You can place your finger through the puppet and make it move while you read the story.
- Little Chick Finger Puppet Book: Another finger puppet book for Easter. Both books are small and would make a great set for an Easter basket.
- Bright Baby Touch and Feel Easter: This book has quickly become a classic Easter book. It’s another book with lots to touch and easy to braille too!
Holiday Crafts and Ideas
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Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Visual Impairment
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Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Special Needs
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