Dinosaur Skin! - Art / Texture / Patterning
- Washable Paint - We mixed green and brown
- Paper Plates - 2
- Bubble Wrap - We had ours saved from packages we received
- Total Expense - $0.00
- Mix your paint onto one of the paper plates
- On the other paper plate write "Child's name - Dinosaur Skin - Date"
- Allow child to lay the bubble wrap into the paint.
- Place the bubble wrap paint side down on the paper plate.
- Press down or have some fun and pop the bubbles
- Remove the bubble wrap.
- *Helpful hint* The less paint you use the clearer the print.
Here we can see Little Paleontologist laying the bubble wrap on his plate to create the texture.
Little Paleontologist - Fine Motor / Science / Professions / Tactile
- A tray to keep bits of chalk from everywhere
- Small dowel rod, and paint brush
- Fossil kit
- Cost $5.00 for kit.
- We have been talking about who Paleontologists are and how they dig up fossils
- Give the child the chalk with dowel rod and brush
- Motivate child to dig to find the fossil
- Discuss if it was faster or slower then they expected
- Celebrate their discovery!
Here is our little paleontologist as he begins to work on digging the chalk away to find the fossils. It is a great time to talk to him about how hard of a job it is. How they know where to dig and other open ended questions.
Create your own Fossil - Fine Motor / Science / Professions / Tactile / Art
- Dinosaur Toy
- Air Drying Clay
- Cost $5.00 for Clay
- Have child select their favorite Dinosaur toy
- Create a small disc of clay
- Have child push the foot into the clay
- Allow clay to harden.
- You can also expand on this by burying it in sand and letting the child discover their fossil.
Here is our little paleontologist stomping the foot into the clay to create his own fossil