Dinosaur Sensory Play

Dinosaur sensory play is perfect for dino lovers of all ages! This sensory bin is super simple to put together!

Whether you incorporate this sensory activity into your dinosaur activities for preschool or you use it for a quiet time activity, it is sure to engage your preschoolers in hours of imaginative play!

Dinosaur sensory play is perfect for dino lovers of all ages! This sensory bin is super simple to put together!

I’ve included a short tutorial that shows you how to color white rice for a sensory bin filler. You can save this rice in a plastic bag or container, and use it over and over again.

Dinosaur Sensory Play

I love being able to construct activities that will engage preschoolers without breaking the bank! This is one of those activities. You should be able to find everything you need at your local Dollar Store.

You might not be able to find the same tray used here, but you can find something similar if you don’t have something at home.

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Do

First, pour two cups of rice into a gallon sized plastic bag.

Next, add 2 tsp of vinegar to the rice.

Then, add 20-30 drops of green food coloring.

Finally, close the bag and mix well with your hands until the rice is evenly colored.

Line a pan with paper towel.

Pour rice onto paper towel, spread evenly, and allow rice to dry.

Once the rice is dry, pour it into a sensory bin or tray. Add small plastic dinosaurs for sensory play.

Dinosaur sensory play is perfect for dino lovers of all ages! This sensory bin is super simple to put together!

Books About Dinosaurs

Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about the ocean. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Saturday Night at the Dinosaur StompHow to Catch a DinosaurDinosaurs Love Underpants (The Underpants Books)


  • Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp – Have you ever wondered what the dinosaurs did for fun? What really happened when the Jurassic gang wanted to let off some steam? They danced, of course! They rocked and rolled, they twirled and tromped! They had themselves a Dinosaur Stomp!
  • How to Catch a Dinosaur – Can you catch a dinosaur and prove they’re still around? Use your brain and set your traps to get that dino found! 
  • Dinosaurs Love Underpants – Find out what really drove the dinosaurs to extinction in this funny, wacky celebration of underpants.


This awesome Dinosaur Crayons Gift Set is made from 100% non-toxic crayons. They are perfect for Santa/Easter Bunny to use as stocking stuffers/basket fillers, gift giving, party favors, classroom favors or just to have! They are ready to give and will definitely bring on the smiles. 

Story stones are designed to encourage children’s imagination and love of story-telling. These dinosaur story stones provide the freedom to explore, invent and narrate their own stories in comfort without the added pressure of having to read. 

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If you have a preschooler that is interested in dinosaurs, why not take that interest and turn it into a dinosaur preschool theme in your homeschool! Add this letter D dinosaur craft to your dinosaur themed activities. It's also a great addition to your Letter of the Week activities, as well.  Create one or more of these dinosaur snack ideas for your dinosaur theme. During your dinosaur studies or a dinosaur party, your kids will love these ideas.

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