Dino Dig Mini Sensory Bin

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We hosted a dinosaur-themed birthday party recently and are loving everything dino! We were gifted these mini dinosaur figurines and knew right away that they would be perfect for a sensory bin activity. The Dino Dig Mini Sensory Bin uses only three to four different supplies and keeps the attention of a variety of ages!

*Pair with our Counting Centers & Activities!

Find out how to make a Dinosaur Mini Sensory Bin that will travel with you wherever you go! Take it on vacation to the beach or in a car ride! Children can sort according to size and color or practicing counting!

Dino Dig Mini Sensory Bin

You are never too old for a sensory bin. This type of activity encourages creativity and independent play or group/ partner play.

With the weather warming up, this is an awesome activity to take on the road, outside for messy play, or even on a rain day!

Supplies

Find out how to make a Dinosaur Mini Sensory Bin that will travel with you wherever you go! Take it on vacation to the beach or in a car ride! Children can sort according to size and color or practicing counting!

Directions

This activity takes less than five minutes to assemble but will keep kids busy for awhile!

First, layer the bottom of your container with the plastic dinosaur figurines and cover them with kinetic sand. Continue this pattern until all of the dinosaurs are completely covered.

Find out how to make a Dinosaur Mini Sensory Bin that will travel with you wherever you go! Take it on vacation to the beach or in a car ride! Children can sort according to size and color or practicing counting!

Once they are covered, add a few small paint brushes or mini shovels.

Find out how to make a Dinosaur Mini Sensory Bin that will travel with you wherever you go! Take it on vacation to the beach or in a car ride! Children can sort according to size and color or practicing counting!

Time To Play!

At this point you can either cover your mini sensory bin with a lid and take it to go or get ready to dig in.

Find out how to make a Dinosaur Mini Sensory Bin that will travel with you wherever you go! Take it on vacation to the beach or in a car ride! Children can sort according to size and color or practicing counting!

It was so fun to watch the kids discover what was hiding beneath the sand!

Play Ideas

Once we started digging, we decided to sort the dinosaurs. We were able to sort them by color, size and type of dinosaur!

We really loved this Dino Dig Mini Sensory Bin! You can add your own spin on it with whatever figurines your child or students are into these days. So easy to throw together and pull out on a long car ride or during a hotel stay!

Have fun digging!

Find out how to make a Dinosaur Mini Sensory Bin that will travel with you wherever you go! Take it on vacation to the beach or in a car ride! Children can sort according to size and color or practicing counting!

You might also like our Dinosaur Fossil Make & Match!

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