If I’m being honest I daydream of the beach all year long, but it’s especially fun to explore beach activities during our summer theme. Whether you’re at the beach or creating your own beach play at home, there are great opportunities for beach sensory play. These creative beach sensory bins and small worlds are a fun way to get started.
Find all of our beach activities in our printable lesson plans for home preschool and preschool classrooms.
Beach Sensory Play
This Beach Dough Sensory Play & Creatures uses homemade playdough made from sand to give you beach sensory fun at home.
A Beach Themed Sensory Box is the perfect way to play in the sand without all the travel!
If your kids love trains, this Train Beach Activity & Sensory Play is the perfect beach day activity for them.
This fun and festive Beach Luau Sensory Play is a beach party in your own backyard!
With just a few simple toys, this Tropical Island Water Table is easy to set up sensory fun.
This At the Beach Sensory Bottle uses colored water and kinetic sand to make a fun and engaging sensory toy!
With just two common household ingredients, this fun Feels Like Beach Sand Sensory Play creates perfect beach sand to play with!
This Beach Sensory Tub uses real shells and beach toys to bring the beach to you!
Perfect for toddlers and your youngest, this Beach Sensory Bin is easy to contain and clean up.
This Beach Sensory Bin creates a tiny shoreline in a bin, perfect for any beach activity!
Using kinetic sand, this Beach Sensory Bin is perfect for building sandcastles!
This At the Beach Nature Sensory Bottle uses natural elements to create a beach in a bottle.
Using Jell-O and cookies, this Ocean Beach Sensory Bin Activity is the only beach you don’t need to worry about kids putting the sand in their mouths!
This Mini-Beach Sensory Bin is the perfect size for tabletop fun!
Get a Full Week of Beach Theme Learning and Play
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
This set includes active hands-on learning ideas and the following printables:
1) Beach 5 Senses Recording Sheet
2) Initial Sound Clip Cards
3) Seashell and Bucket Rhyming Game (-en, -at, -et, and -ug word families)
4) Seashore Counting Mats for Numbers 1-15
5) At the Beach Emergent Reader (2 Versions)
6) 1-35 Beach Theme Calendar and Number Cards
7) Beach Pattern and Counting Seashell Cards
8) Sand Castle Shape Matching Game
9) Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Matching Flip Flop Cards
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