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Dinosaur Fossil Excavation Sensory Activity with Edible Dirt

dinosaur excavation

I am so excited to share with you our last activity as part of Dinosaur Week on Love, Play, Learn. It had been fun, I hope you have enjoyed it. This is my favorite one so far and it was my daughter’s favorite thing we have ever done. She was so excited about it and played with it forever! In preparation for this

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{Dinosaur Week} 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Field Trips

Tips for field trips with kids

To enhance and expand on what we have been learning about dinosaurs this week, we decided to take a field trip to our local Natural History Museum. I thought that this would help my daughter’s interest and understanding of excavation since we are going to do a dinosaur excavation sensory project later in the week with the {Dinosaur Week} 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Field Trips Read More >>

Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

Dinosaur week would not be complete without making dinosaur fossils! This is an easy and fun way for children to learn about fossils.


For this activity you’ll need:

Salt dough (recipe found here) Small dinosaur figurines (mine were bought at the dollar store)

First prepare your salt dough and then roll it out to about 1/2

Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

Discovery Bottles

Discovery bottles or science bottles

Discovery bottles AKA science bottles are something that I thought would be a fun way to teach my child scientific principle. They are easy to make and are very entertaining.

Discovery bottles:

Encourage observation skills Explore the concepts of predictability Explores scientific concepts such of cause and effect and properties of objects Improves thinking skills

Having older children help

Discovery Bottles