This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. View our full disclosure policy here.
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!
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!
- Mini Dinosaur Figurines
- Kinetic Sand (or any other sensory bin filler!)
- Plastic Container/Small Tupperware Container With Lid
- Paint Brushes or Small Shovels
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.
Once they are covered, add a few small paint brushes or mini shovels.
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.
It was so fun to watch the kids discover what was hiding beneath the sand!
Once we started digging, we decided to sort the dinosaurs. We were able to sort them by color, size and type of dinosaur!
RELATED RESOURCE: Color Centers & Activities
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!
You might also like our Dinosaur Fossil Make & Match!