It doesn’t matter how old you are, dinosaurs will always be cool.
It’s not uncommon to find grownups and kids that are completely obsessed with dinosaurs.
As you can imagine, there’s no shortage of dinosaur kits, toys, construction kits, and figurines on the market. But if you’re looking for something that allows children to engage with all their senses, we got you covered.
From sensory bins to play dough kits, these dinosaur sensory play ideas are truly dino-mite!
Not only do they help kids relax, but they stimulate the tactile system and encourage the development of fine motor skills.
Check out these fun ideas, then be sure to browse through all of our dinosaur activities for kids.
Dinosaur Sensory Bins & More!
If you’re shopping for a dinosaur lover that has everything, this activity kit will make their heart sing. It’s not just cool to bits, it’s a whole sensory experience.
The kids will love digging for dinosaurs and molding their own prehistoric playground. It’s a great sensory activity for kids who love the tactile experience of playing with sand but live far away from the beach.
Inside the kit, you'll find 6 molds and 6 dino figurines, along with an actual fossilized coprolite that's millions of years old. As a bonus, the packaging transforms into a “playscape” area with a diorama.
As a lover of fossils, this excavation kit is pretty much the ultimate gift. Use the pickaxe to open the mystery crate and dig through the kinetic sand. The kiddos will have a blast uncovering dinosaur bones and treasures from the past. The kit comes with 3 crate containers, 3 sets of dinosaur bones, fossil treasures, and excavation tools.
Montessori Dinosaur Sensory Wood Tray
Your budding archeologist will have a blast using this wooden tray to pour, sort, decorate, and play with their existing sensory collection. The kit includes a gorgeous dinosaur tray, a wooden spoon, and two scoops of dinosaur sensory mix made out of orange chickpeas and green rice.
Jurassic Park is a total classic, but so is this dinosaur play dough kit by Faber Castell. It combines their love for prehistoric creatures with art, fun, and sensory exploration. Each kit comes with dinosaur skeletons, different types of clay, wiggly eyes, and modeling tools. Your little giftee will have so much fun sculpting their own T-Rex, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus.
Fans of dinosaurs and crafts will be delighted with this DIY kit. It comes with everything your little dinosaur lover needs to make dinosaur slime. Not only will they get to channel their inner scientist, but they’ll also work on their fine motor skills and practice their hand-eye coordination. Plus, the slime glows in the dark!
Dino Dig Sensory Tray
Get ready for a lot of digging, scooping, and squeezing when you give your kiddo this adorable sensory tray. The Dino Dig kit includes a variety of dinosaurs, wooden tools, gems, a magnifying glass, a tree, and edible sand. It’s the perfect gift for kids who love tactile stimulation and of course, dinosaurs!
Dinosaur Sparkle Sensory Dough Box
Send your little dino fan on a prehistoric journey. They’ll have a blast digging up dinosaur eggs, fossils, rocks, gems, and other treasures from the past. This kit has everything to keep your dinosaur lover relaxed, engaged, and completely mesmerized. Oh, and the dough has sparkles, which is seriously adora-saurable.
Looking for an exciting gift for the dinosaur enthusiast in your life? You got it. This dinosaur dig sensory bin offers countless hours of fun. Engage in imaginative play by asking your little preschooler to name all the dinosaurs, count the elements in the bin, or come up with a story about their dinosaur dig. They will spend hours playing imaginative games as they develop their problem-solving skills.
Tiny Dinosaur Sensory Dough Kit
This kit is seriously ROARsome. It comes with 5 dinosaurs, green play dough, a plastic tree, sticks, a wooden egg, and so much more. The variety of textures, smells, and weights will stimulate your child and activate all their senses. Plus, the kit is tiny, so it’s great for long car trips.
You know what's really cool? Dinosaurs. Sure, they're extinct. But with this magical kit, your little giftee can bring them back to life. Press the Brontosaur’s tail and watch it grow right before your eyes. When your prehistoric friend breaks out of the egg playset, decorate it with Play-Doh flowers, leaves, spikes, bugs, or a bow tie. The possibilities are endless!
Aren’t these sensory play ideas so cool?! Which one do you think your kids would like best? Let us know in the comments below.
More Dinosaur Activities
- Dinosaur Color By Number Printables
- Free Printable Dinosaur Worksheets
- Dinosaur Headband Craft
- Stegosaurus Handprint Craft