More than 20 ways to play for kids! Beach and ocean sensory play ideas from slime, to small worlds, to play dough, there are many great ideas here.
Nothing says summer like a little ocean and beach themed play! If you live near an ocean, these might be near the top of your list, and if you don’t, this is a really fun way to play as if you are! Sensory play is really wonderful for kids to engage in, and by using all of their senses, kids are more likely to retain and process information.
20+ Beach and Ocean Sensory Play Ideas for Kids
There are so many great ways to play on this list! Some of them can even be taken outdoors for easier cleanup, and fun ways to beat the summer heat.
We even like to make colored sand while at the beach to build with, check it out below!
One of our favorite summer slimes is this ocean slime that just so happens to be great with our Moana toys 🙂
And, for my marine life lover, a soap foam ocean sensory bin!
More fun ways to create some ocean sensory play:
Feels Like the Beach Sensory Play Recipe from Preschool Inspirations (pictured)
Glitter Cloud Dough Beach Sensory Tub from The Imagination Tree (pictured)
Rocky Shore Small World Ocean Playdough from Buggy and Buddy (pictured)
Ocean Sensory Bin with Boats from Frogs and Fairies
Ocean Theme ABC Sensory Bin from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Ocean Slime Recipe from Buggy and Buddy
Beach Sensory Play and Small World from Fantastic Fun and Learning (pictured)
Ocean Beach Sensory Bin Activity from Mommy’s Bundle (pictured)
Indoor Beach with Edible Sand from Mama Papa Bubba (pictured)
Ocean Small World Play from Rainy Day Mum
Summer Sensory Bin for Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Ocean Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
Sea Turtle Sensory Bags from The Preschool Toolbox
Shark Sensory Bin from Mommy’s Bundle
Ocean Sensory Bin from Mama Papa Bubba (pictured)
Icy Ocean Sensory Play from Little Bins for Little Hands (pictured)
Ocean Themed Science Sensory Nature Table from Natural Beach Living (pictured)
Tide Pool Science Sensory Bin from Buggy and Buddy
Mermaid Ice Excavation from Mama Papa Bubba
Ocean Playdough and Shells from Kitchen Floor Crafts
Seaside Play Tray from Play and Learn Everyday
Buried Treasure Sensory Bin from True Aim Education
Enjoy this beach and ocean sensory play!
So many fun ways to play here! If you are looking for more sensory play ideas, be sure to check out our favorite sensory bins here!