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Dinosaur Fossil Hunt

Our 4th and final Dinosaur activity for our dinosaur theme this week is this easy Fossil-Hunt activity!
This is a very simple way to make your own home-made fossils! And a fun way to help your children feel just like a scientist, discovering their very own dinosaur!

And here are some fun books to go along with this activity!


Prep Work:
  • Draw some basic shapes on a piece of white craft foam to create a dinosaur. I made 2 dinosaurs.
    • First draw a big oval for the body
    • Then a head
    • Then a tail
    • Then legs
    • Then spikes if you want
  • Then cut them out! These are now your fossils!

  • Next, put the shapes on the pieces of construction paper and trace them.

How to Play!
There are several ways you can play. Here are some ideas:

  1. Lay out all the fossils and let your child put them together on the papers like a puzzle.
  2. Get out a big bucket or tub and fill it with rice. Put all the fossils in it and let your child "dig" in it to find them. When they find them, they can figure out where they go by matching them up to the dinosaur shapes drawn on the papers.
  3. Stand on one end of the house with the dinosaur fossils in a bag. Place the papers on the other end. Have them reach in the bag for a piece, then run to the papers to figure out where it goes. Then run back and do it again. (A great way to use some of that endless kid energy!)
  4. Hide the dinosaur fossils in a room and let them hunt for them, matching them up to the papers when they find them. 

Do you like this idea?

And don't forget to check out our other fun Dinosaur Themed Activities for kids!


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