Another fun week exploring dinosaurs! We made a dinosaur eating leaves off a tree, we used noodles for this project. We also made a stegosaurus.
We learned all about fossils this week. To teach the kids about fossils we completed a few different activities. We covered a dinosaur bone puzzle in sand and they used a paint brush to uncover the bones and then put the puzzle together to take the pieces back to the museum! We also dug for fossils in a sensory bin. I filled a container with plaster, put in some dinosaur bones before it completely dried and they dug for "fossils"! They also learned that a paleontologist is a scientist who studies fossils.
This week played in the sand, dug for dinosaur bones, played with play dough and brushed T-Rex's teeth with special dinosaur toothpaste! Did you know that some dinosaurs had as many as 900 teeth? Most dinosaurs had grinding teeth or nipping teeth for eating plants. T-Rex had the biggest teeth! They say some were the size of bananas. We also learned that dinosaurs could replace their teeth over and over, unlike us we only have our baby teeth and then our adult teeth. We put paper, paint and four spiky balls in a container. Each kiddo picked the color of paint(s) they wanted and then shook the balls to splatter paint on the paper. Once dried, we cut out dinosaurs. They turned out really cute!
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And finally, we had some beautiful weather and spent some time at the park!
Dinosaurs! This has been a huge success. I am so excited they are having so much fun playing, exploring, pretending and sharing!
We started our week learning about dinosaur eggs. Dinosaurs layed eggs in various sizes and shapes. We colored and cut our own eggs and placed in a nest. We used Easter eggs to see all the different sizes and colors. We have a sensory bin with sand and dinosaur eggs with babies in each of the eggs.
Sophie was kind enough to share one of her dinosaur eggs with our class. We put in water and waited over night.....it hatched! Thank you, Sophie for sharing. Calvin brought a dinosaur bingo game and he taught the kids how to play. Thank you for sharing your special toys!