Bring the beach inside with these fun and unique beach sensory play ideas! Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy all yearlong!
Making a beach sensory bin is a great way to let your little one explore marine life and have fun in sand indoors. You can make one before you head on a mid-winter beach vacation, or as part of beach animal life unit.
Check out this list of 13 easy to create and fun beach sensory bin ideas for toddlers and preschoolers!
13 Beach Sensory Play Ideas
Here is a super fun and crazy easy idea I did with my twins that they absolutely loved. A simple beach sensory bin using navy beans!
Love this beautiful sensory bin by Surviving a Teacher’s Salary – How to Make a Beach Sensory Bin for Preschool Play – using mostly Dollar Store supplies.
Now this is one of my absolute favourite beach sensory bin from Here Comes the Girls Blog (and love that blog name too!). The colours and textures are simply irresistible!
This Day at the Beach Sensory Bin by Keep Calm and Mommy On is so adorable and perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners. The potential for pretend play is endless!
This Beach Sensory Play and Small World from Fantastic Fun and Learning is perfect for most water tables. It’s a great way to keep yours fun and interesting for your little one.
Here is an interesting beach sensory bin using sand from Mrs. Plemon’s Kindergarten! It’s a fun way to bring the beach home!
Absolutely love this fun and mess free (yah for mess free activities) beach sensory squish bag from Fantastic Fun and Learning that even little ones can enjoy!
This beach sensory bin from A Spectacled Owl is super simple but so fun! If you aren’t into heading out to the beach this is the perfect bin to bring the beach home!
This DIY sensory idea is perfect for the play dough lover in your house. Create this beautiful beach play dough sensory activity from Things to Share and Remember.
Beach sensory and fine motor play combine perfectly in this fun beach sensory bin from My Mundane and Miraculous Life.
No kid will be able to resist this amazing beach sensory sand slime activity from Little Bins Little Hands.
I am in love with this simple beach in a bottle sensory idea from The Chaos and the Clutter. The best part of this activity is the unique type of sand she uses!
I love the attention to detail in this fun beach themed sensory bin by Mommy’s Bundle. The palm trees are a great idea!
Skill Development Opportunities
Beach activities like these are great for Colour Recognition, Language and Vocabulary Development, Hand-Eye Coordination, Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, Emotional Development, Visual Perception, Cognitive Development, Imaginative and Sensory Play.
Sensory activities like these are s ideal for 2 year old toddlers to 4 year old preschoolers depending on the activity. Adult supervision is required for all activities.