Dinosaurs are always a favorite, even in our home and we have 2 little girls! One of the things I like the most is to add a touch of hands-on learning with things that already spark child’s interest and this is the reason why I went on looking for more sensory play ideas with dinosaurs! Hope your children will enjoy these ideas as much as we will!
Did you know that oobleck sets hard when it is left to dry out? Try it out and trap some dinosaurs inside to create this Make you own Dinosaur Dig Excavation Activity.
Bring the outdoors inside and enjoy exploring the different textures and materials in this DIY Dinosaur Playset made from natural and recycled materials.
Will your children guess what the mud is made from in this Dinosaur Sensory Sticky Muddy Swamp?
Have some roarsome fun using play dough on these Dinosaur Play dough Mats.
Work out those frustrations using tools to crack open these Dinosaur Clay Eggs.
Cool down on a sunny day with this activity. Help to release the dinosaurs trapped inside the Giant Discovery Ice Cube.
Using nature’s ultimate sensory material – Dirt! This Dinosaur Small World gives the dinosaurs a natural looking environment to enjoy playing in (and what kid can resist playing with mud).
Combining a sensory bin with a book is a great way to introduce new concepts to your child. Have fun reading “Curious George’s Dinosaur Discovery” and playing with this Dinosaur Discovery Sensory Bin filled with cloud dough.
Using herbs and spices in sensory play is a great way to work on your child’s sense of smell. Will you dare to make this Dinosaur Smelly Swamp Sensory Bin?
This Edible Dinosaur Sensory Bin is good enough to eat!
Brightly colored felt is a lovely texture for little ones to explore and learn with. Why not try these Fuzzy Felt Dinosaurs?
Squish, squash and play with salt dough and then press dinosaurs into it to make Dinosaur Fossils to explore and learn about dinosaurs.
Gloop is such a fun material to mix up and use in sensory play. Have a go at making your own and use it in this Dinosaur Small World Sensory Play.
There are lots to explore in this Dinosaur Sensory Bin. It’s contents include sand, dried beans and shiny glass beads.
Mix up a magic potion to set the dinosaurs free in the sensory science Exploding Mud Activity.
Make these easy salt dough Dinosaur Bones and use them for sensory play and maths fun. You can for dig, uncover sort, match, measure and count them whilst you play.
Fizzy sensory fun with Bubbling Quicksand in this dinosaur sensory tub.
Make some clear slime, add in some dinosaurs and play the Name the Dinosaur Goo Game.
Set up your own Dinosaur Volcano Sensory Science Bin.
A cheap and cheerful Dinosaur Sensory Bin using items you can easily pick up at the Dollar Store.
Combining a small world, a sensory bin and water play all in one, this Dinosaur Activity Bin with keep your little entertained for ages.
Taste Safe Sensory Mud is perfect for kids of all ages to play with and to use in Dinosaur Themed Sensory Play.
Turn your dirt dough into fizzing mud in this Dinosaur Sensory Play Activity.
Experience the fun of dirt without the mess with this Dirt Dough Recipe which is perfect to use when playing with dinosaurs.
Make some Speckled Play Dough Eggs and enjoy rolling and shaping it to hide some dinosaurs inside, before squashing them open and doing it all again.
Get messy making this Paper Mache Dinosaur Cave for your dinosaurs to hide out in.
Add colored rice, dried beans, decorative rocks and blue tissue paper to this Dinosaur Sensory Bin.
Dip your dinosaurs in a messy paint and have fun stomping them over a paper in this Dinosaur Painting Activity.
Add dinosaurs to a Sensory Soup for a fun water play activity.
Dig, excavate, sort and sift your way through the dried beans and glass beans that fill this Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin.
Bury dinosaurs under baking soda and water dough and watch your kids having fun trying to dig them out using Fizzy Science Dinosaur Excavation Activity.
Make Dinosaur Bones from salt dough and get hands-on building your own dinosaur skeletons.
Line a larger tray with paper and load it up with paint and toy dinosaurs and get stuck into some Messy Dinosaur Painting.
Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.