Continuing on with our dino-rific theme this week, I put together an easy bin with left over sand from yesterdays bin and added fossils, skeletons, and paint brushes for my little paleontologists to uncover hidden history. The large lumps are dinosaur eggs made with the leftover coffee dough from our volcano yesterday. They were really easy to put together, just mold the dough around a dino figure and bake it for 20 minutes to harden it. You can also air dry it if you have the time.
I can't say that this was one of their favorite bins, Aurora participated in the activity but quickly grew bored, and Grayson, oh Grayson, he just wanted to fling sand. I'm not sure if it was the activity or they were just a little moody today, but I'm glad I didn't put too much work in to this bin since it didn't hold their attention for very long. I think the activity might be better for older kids, especially if you used one of those kits where you can excavate the bones and then put them together to actually build the skeleton.
I vaguely remember doing something like that as a kid. I was crazy in to dinosaurs, I was for sure going to be a paleontologist and go out hunting for bones until my grandma told me that most paleontologists spend the majority of their time in the classroom lecturing. I didn't want to be a teacher so I quickly abandoned that dream.... Can you guess what my degree is in?
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