We spent a day learning about fossils and paleontologists, then followed it up with a "Dino Dig". I got out early and buried a variety of bones in our sandbox. We encouraged the kids to dig and unearth a bone, brush it off with the paintbrush, then match it to the bone graph we had on a nearby table.
|I drew the outline of the bones on a section of banner paper.|
|The first child out found the largest bone. |
He was convinced that it was a dinosaur skull.
|The excitement was contagious as each child discovered|
a bone and began unearthing it.
|After digging up their bone each child used some brushes|
to clear off all the sand.
|After the bone was cleaned, they made their way over|
to the table and began matching it to the paper drawing.
|They did a great job with the matching.|