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Anyone else have a dinosaur obsessed kiddo on their hands? Some of Logan’s first words were the names of dinosaurs. Names that I can’t even pronounce. I defer to my mini paleontologist for any prehistoric trivia. When Step2 sent us their new Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table, Logan asked to take a few of his dinosaurs outside to play with them in it. That sparked the idea to create a giant dinosaur-lover sensory bin.
First, let’s chat about how much I love, love, love this water table! It’s large enough for BOTH of my kiddos to play (mostly) nicely at. I love that it’s split up into 2 sections so they can each have their own space to play in without fighting (thank you Step2, from the bottom of this mama’s heart). I also really like the attached umbrella to keep the UV rays at bay. And the LID! A lid is a must have for us desert dwellers, who have to deal with things like scorpions that like to hang out in sandboxes (ack!).
The table comes with a few accessories that your kiddos will love. A shovel/rake for scooping, a little cup for pouring, 2 toy boats and 2 bridges are included. My kids loved the built in slides around the table, where they could slide the boats around on. You can add sand on one side and water on the other. So much fun, especially now that the weather is warming up!
With a few materials that I already had on hand, we turned our water & sand table into DINOLAND. To create your own DINOLAND, you’ll need gem floral fillers, moss, beans, sticks and dinosaur toys. Fill one side with the gems and add water. Fill the other side with beans, moss and sticks. Add in the dinosaur toys. As with any toy or sensory activity, parental supervision is recommended. My kiddos played with their new dino sensory bin for HOURS. I love listening in on their play and the scenarios they concoct up using their imagination.
Here are over 30 other FUN sensory play ideas that you can use with a Step2 Sand & Water Table: