Dino Land- Sand Table

Today we turned our Sand Table into a Dino Land. I saw these Dinosaurs at the Dollar tree and could not resist. We already had everything else on hand.

We used our plan rocks to create a rim around our watering holes which were made up of blue glass beads.

There were large rocks and “special rocks” spread throughout the table for the kids to discover build and create with.

Our special rocks consisted of quartz, pyrite, crystals, and a few other pretty rocks for the kids to discover.

Here the Dino found some GOLD! (pyrite)

The kids piled up the Dinosaurs. Had fun discovering rocks and feeding them to their Dinos and created Dino family units that would play together.

The plants were held up by foam and were easily moved around by the kids who decided at one pointto make a rainforest for the Dino’s

That may be our next table. I am thinking Frogs, Lizards, and Bugs.

This was a fun table that was a great way for the kiddos to express their imagination. It definitely kept them captivated for some time. Mikey especially loved this table. I am so excited that we are finally getting some real use out of our sand tazble. It is no longer the forgotten item in the backyard. When we go outside now the kids ask “Mommy what are we playing with in the sand today?” Which makes me so happy, although it does keep me on my toes. I need to come up with more ideas.


  1. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I always look forward to seeing what you are doing with your children. You are so creative!

  2. Nikki m says:

    This is such a fantastic idea. I am going to try this on our sand and water table. I love how you incorporated the leaves and rocks. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I love this idea! I will try it at home!

  4. where do you get a table like that???

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