Ocean Sensory Bin for Kids

This Ocean Sensory Bin is perfect for exploring natural science as well as practicing fine motor skills with your preschoolers this summer. Not only that but it’s an engaging and hands-on sensory activity that’s perfect for your next ocean preschool theme!

collage of Ocean Sensory Bin images with text: Ocean Theme Sensory Bin for PreschoolersI’m so excited to share this adorable ocean sensory bin idea with you today! It’s a quick and easy way to introduce your ocean lesson plans in a fun and meaningful way! After all, little kids learn best through play and today’s ocean sensory bin is no exception.

preschooler exploring ocean sensory bin filled with waterThis post may contain affiliate links which means I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you if an item is purchased through one of these links.  For more information, please see my full disclosures.

preschooler using strainer to pick up starfish figurine Sensory play is perfect for kids of all ages. Both the little guy and baby girl definitely enjoyed this one. I’m not sure if it was the blue water or the ocean figurines, but either way, it was for sure a favorite around here.

children playing with ocean figurines in large bin filled with colored waterAs homeschoolers, we love sensory activities. Not only are they lots of fun, but they’re also great for keeping little hands busy during read-alouds.

preschooler exploring ocean figurines in sensory binKeep reading for even more fun ocean-themed lesson plan ideas that are perfect for your classroom or homeschool!

preschooler holding strainer containing starfish figurineOcean Sensory Bin

What you’ll need

preschooler picking up ocean figurineHere’s how to do it

  • Fill the large bin with water. Add blue food coloring and ocean figurines.
  • Encourage children to explore ocean dramatic play using the materials.

preschooler holding ocean figurineHands-On Ocean Activities

Do your kiddos love hands-on activities? Are your preschoolers kinesthetic learners? If you answered yes to either of those questions, then you and your little learners are sure to love these hands-on ocean activities. You’re definitely not going to want to miss them!

preschooler using strainer to pick up ocean figurinesDon’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Bubbles, Boats, & Floats preschool theme!

collage of Ocean Sensory Bin images with text: Quick & Easy Ocean Sensory Bin for Preschoolers