diy dino discovery box

We were looking for fun outdoor play idea for kids and look what we dug up! A discovery box keeps little ones busy finding lots of surprises. To set up this diy, we used Kinetic Sand (non-stick = clean hands) and added prehistoric pals for dinosaur fans. The Dino Mega Tub Collection from Animal Planet gave us plenty of dinosaurs to hide in the sand for the littles to find. The Rainbow Sand Bucket Set by Sun Squad provides enough tools for a few kids to excavate away!

What You’ll Need:
box (shallow depth accommodates younger child's reach)
Animal Planet Dino Mega Tub Collection
Kinetic Sand
sand bucket set
paintbrush (optional)

Gather the right tools for the job. Think: sifter to sort through sand, shovel to dig up dinosaurs and paintbrush to reveal features.

Use rocks and trees for top of sand. Arrange dinosaurs throughout the box.

Fill box with enough sand to cover dinosaurs.

Hand out the excavation tools.

Watch out for dinosaurs!

watch how it's done!