Sunday, July 5, 2015

Preschool Dinosaurs.....RAAAWWWRRR!

Who doesn't love dinosaurs??  All the little Seedlings couldn't wait to get their hands on our activities during dino week at summer camp this year!  We had a blast...from the past!! ;)  Take a look!

We started our week with some play dough fossils.  This activity sparked some great discussion and I was surprised, but not really, at the vast dino knowledge the kids already had!  They were teaching ME new facts and pronouncing dino names like true professionals.

This really awesome dinosaur play set is hard to find in the US, but I lucked out and bought it second-hand a few months ago knowing we'd need it for dinosaur week!

The kiddos love the rubbing plates, so we brought them out this week and also used them with our play dough for a fun twist.
Fun textures and a perfect way to demonstrate how fossils are formed!

This 3-D T-Rex puzzle was a challenge, but a few of the older kids were up for it!

These dinosaur collage boards were a must-have!  I love the way they turned out and there are so many possibilities!

My older class had some free-exploration in the art area with paints and mini dinosaur counters.  I loved watching them devise their own way of using the materials.

We had a few options for dinosaur excavation in the classroom.
This cloud dough was popular and loads of fun, but very messy!  Be prepared!
The children were supplied with brushes and safety goggles (optional) and there were bones hidden in the cloud dough to be carefully excavated.  If you want to recreate this activity, be sure to prepare and clean your bones properly.

Our other option for excavation was a kit from Scholastic similar to this one.  Using the enclosed tools, the children carefully scraped away the dirt until each bone was found.
Then we cleaned the 'bones' and assembled our dinosaur!

And because we love cooking around here, we made our own delicious dinosaur bread for snack!

1 comment:

  1. It looks just wonderful. My kids love these kinds of creative activities. I am homeschooling them so I always prefer finding free craft ideas and printable for them. For me is best free resource for getting ideas for them.


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