Outdoor dinosaur beach sensory bin

Check out this super fun outdoor dinosaur beach sensory bin! Super easy to set up, this easy sensory activity will keep your toddler safely busy for a while.

Outdoor dinosaur sensory bin

Aiden loves to be in the water and there is not much I can do to keep him out of the water when we are at the beach. This is ok for a while, but at same point, his lips start to get blueish from the cold, so we needed a good solution to keep him digging in the warm sand.

Building sand castles, collecting seashells, searching for colourful stones – we tried a lot and it worked for a while. However, digging for treasure and this outdoor dinosaur sensory bin seem to be the winer for keeping him warm at the beach. Great for windy and cooler summer days, this sensory activity supports the development of physical, social and cognitive skills.

Sand play supports the development of large-muscle skills develop as children dig, pour, scoop and transport sand and water. Eye-hand coordination and small-muscle control improve as children refine their movements. 

Materials for Outdoor dinosaur sensory bin

Few dinosaurs (example)

Dinosaur egg (for example)

Beach sand set (example)


Hide the dinosaurs and the dinosaur eggs in a marked area in the sand and ask your little one to search for the dinosaurs.

That’s it. The big digging can start! Your toddler can have so much fun! They can get messy with sand and water as much as they want. Further more, this sensory activity helps them to use their imaginations and learn.

Here is a short video of our sensory play.

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