This dinosaur sensory play set up is going to delight and thrill any dinosaur lovers out there!
Most children can say Tyrannosaurus Rex by their third birthday, and so my friends are the attraction of dinosaurs to capture imaginations and smiles!
I love creating invitations to play for kids, it allows them to play independently, use their imaginations and enjoy an activity with no set rules or goals. The power of just playing!
What materials do you need to create a dinosaur play setup?
I use a base when creating an invitation to play. This can be a wooden tray, plate, a placemat, or even a sheet of paper. This acts as a starting point to the activity and brings it all together. This fall sensory table base was created with a printed leaf on a piece of paper…
I then search for bits and pieces to add to the play dough. I try and find things that are different from each other and have different textures, sizes, and uses. Here are some ideas,
- A base or play tray – something like this works a treat
- Play dough, rice, beans… Any sensory tray filler will do. I love a combination of play dough and rice. We made this dinosaur play dough for the occasion!
- Dinosaurs. I prefer plastic dinosaurs for this as you can wash them easily when you are done.
- Bits and pieces. Sticks, blocks, stones, leaves…
- Dinosaur footprints – we LOVE these!!
- A play dough roller
You can either start with a setup – as we did, or you can put everything on the table and let your child create their own! Either way, they will have fun!