We decided to do a little Paleontology work. (by the way, if my kids look younger to you in these pictures, it's because they are--younger. We did this project quite awhile ago, and I'm just now getting around to blogging about it. Better late than never, right?)
First, I got three plastic tubs (these are old salad tubs. I save them for when we plant the seedlings in the spring). I went out in the garden while the kids were still getting ready for the day and filled them with dirt. Then I buried the "bones" randomly in them.
When we got started for the day, I told the kids that we were going to be Paleontologists to see if we could find some dinosaur bones. We had to have the necessary tools.
You'd think they had just been given a box of gold, instead of a box of dirt based on their reactions. They LOVED this project!!!
|Dev is trying to fit together the back legs|
|Calvin thinks he's got it|
If your kids are even the slightest bit interested in dinosaurs, or science, or dirt, or pipe cleaners, or exploring, I would highly recommend this activity. It was lots of fun!