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Create an Ocean Sensory Bin for Kids

By June 8, 2020April 26th, 2021No Comments

Ocean themed sensory bin for kids. Play with shells, water and other textured objects with this fun ocean themed sensory tub.

Create an Ocean Sensory Bin for Kids

Summertime is a great time for water play and this ocean-themed sensory bin will keep your little one busy for hours. The bin includes different textures in the form of water, sand, and shells. Adding smooth shells and bumpy shells will enhance the sensory experience even further.

Suggested Supplies

ocean sensory bin

  • Container/tub
  • Sea creatures
  • Sand
  • Shells
  • Fish tank rocks
  • Water
  • Blue food coloring
  • Floating boat

Why suggested supplies? Ocean themed sensory bins can hold all kinds of sea themed animals, boats, and other toys. You can choose what you’d like in your ocean, along with any rocks, gravel or sand. Don’t use dirt in your ocean because it will become a muddy pond!

How to make an Ocean Sensory Bin

ocean sensory bin

  1. Use sand & or fish tank rocks to create a “beach” side to the bin
  2. Use seashells and rocks to create a border between water and beach
  3. Add a 2-3 drops of food coloring in the water to turn it blue and fill the empty side of the bin to make the ocean
  4. Put your sea creatures, boats, or anything else that belongs near the ocean into your ocean sensory bin.

ocean sensory bin

ocean sensory bin

ocean sensory bin

I suggest you do this activity outdoors or in another area where you don’t mind the colored water to splash on. Sensory play is serious work and the water will make it outside the bin!

We have loads more fantastic ocean experiments in our ocean science box.

Green Kid Crafts Green Energy Discovery Box

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Kids will have a blast learning about Green Energy with these creative, educational STEM science projects which include this ocean sensory bin! Our Green Energy Discovery Box at GKC teaches kids about renewable energy and how it can be generated from natural resources such as sunlight, hot springs, wind, rain, and tides. Kids will design a solar oven that really works, create their own hydro-powered water wheel, build a wood tug boat that runs on kinetic energy, and have fun with wind rockets.



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