#Playfulpreschool Dinosaur Hatching

Dinosaur Hatching

Welcome to another wonderful week of Playful Preschool. Where a fabulous team of mommy and teacher bloggers come to you once a week to share some terrific educational ideas. This week we’re talking DINOSAURS (ROAR!), and I am going to share with you all one of our Easy Sensory Bin Recipes by Theme. To see more great educational activities and fun then check below and watch the hashtag #Playfulpreschool.

I almost didn’t make this post but my baby had so much fun that I figured that it would be wrong for me to not share the fun that we had. We made us a dinosaur habitat sensory bin with Dino revealing eggs and all. We focused our lesson on the thrassic period of dinosaurs.

dinosaur hatching

The best part of our sensory bin this time was the mess. I mean the mess of hatching dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Hatching

To make Dinosaur eggs you need:

  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • Dinosaurs
  • Vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Black food coloring (optional)

To create the eggs:

  1. Mix a small amount of water with the baking soda until you get a nice baking soda dough (add food coloring also at this time)
  2. Take a handful of the baking soda dough and place the dinosaur in it.
  3. Shape it into an egg and let sit to dry over night.


Now I used our homemade sand for our sensory bin and we placed a few big and small dinosaurs around with the eggs hiding in a bush and the eggs that Baby G got to we left in a glass dish inside the bin. I left two spray bottles of vinegar on the side for the girls to play and was supposed to use for discovering the baby dinosaurs,  but you know kids play before I can finish.

 Dinosaur Hatching

This activity is great for working on some fine motor skills along with a great conversation play. Okay also messy play.

Dinosaur Hatching

Fro Baby enjoyed spaying the vinegar and really soon made her dinosaurs a pool for them to relax in (cause you know dinosaurs need to relax.) She then discovered after walking away for a while that the wet lands that she had made would dry up cause the sand would absorb the vinegar in it until it was all gone. While I would have liked to explore this a little more, we really couldn’t due to some unfortunate event that made our three day fun just a one and a half day of fun.



Additional Dinosaur Activities for Preschool by the #PLAYfulPreschool Education Team:

Dinosaur Math Play by The Educators’ Spin On It

Dinosaur Dig for Fossil Puzzles by Mom Inspired Life

Dinosaur Theme for Preschool: Hatching DINO Eggs – Early Math & Science.by The Preschool Toolbox

Dinosaur Activities: Beginning Sound Fossil Matching by Growing Book by Book

Classification and Sorting of Dinosaurs by Rainy Day Mum

Can You Be A Dinosaur? by Learning 2 Walk

Dinosaur Sensory Play by Still Playing School

Dino-Gourd Dinosaur Egg Hunt by Capri + 3

Dinosaur Hunting with Paint by Powerful Mothering

Hands-on Play-based Dinosaur Activities by Raising Lifelong Learners

Dinosaur Habitat Sensory Play With Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands

Backyard Dinosaur Dig by The Kennedy Adventures

30 Responses to #Playfulpreschool Dinosaur Hatching

  1. dinosaur play is always fun!!
    Susen @ Dabbling Momma recently posted…What’s Missing Game? (Halloween style!)My Profile

  2. Amanda says:

    You activity inspired me to try encase our dinos in something =) What fun!
    Amanda recently posted…Dinosaur Activities for Preschool: Math Play and More!My Profile

    • Tinytotsadventures says:

      Try it! My kids love discovering what’s inside somethung. Candy is alway fun to discover.

  3. Devany says:

    It looks like she still had a great time!
    Devany recently posted…Fizzy Dinosaur Sensory PlayMy Profile

    • Tinytotsadventures says:

      She did I just wish we could have finished, it was going to show her so much but it’s cool. From my understanding my toddler has been really enjoying the after fun, so someone got the full effect of it.

  4. We’ve got lots of toy dinos that we could use with this fun idea! Super cute!

    • Tinytotsadventures says:

      If you try it out take a fun messy picture and post it on Facebook for me to like. We love messy play.

  5. Danielle says:

    What a fun sensory bin!

  6. Theresa says:

    Baby dinosaurs need to relax…I love that! Kids are so empathic towards everyone and baby dinosaurs are no exception. This is such a fun idea. Our children would love it.
    Theresa recently posted…Dino-Gourd Dinosaur Egg Hunt #playfulpreschoolMy Profile

    • Tinytotsadventures says:

      Yes, they must relax cause it takes a lot of work to be born.Thank you for stopping by and glad that you enjoyed!

  7. We love making dinosaur eggs and I love how you’ve added it to the sand to create a habitat. Fantastic
    Cerys from Rainy Day Mum recently posted…Autumn Playdough Recipe – working on sensory vocabularyMy Profile

  8. My son would love to explore with this activity. Thank you for the idea.
    Jodie @ Growing Book by Book recently posted…Dinosaur Activities: Beginning Sound Fossil MatchingMy Profile

  9. This is a great way to excavate your dinosaurs! We’ve never tried vinegar spray!:) Awesome way to discover, play, and learn!
    The Preschool Toolbox recently posted…Dinosaur Theme for Preschool: Hatching DINO Eggs – Early Math & Science.My Profile

  10. Svetlana says:

    Great idea! thank you. will try with my boy )))

  11. Such a cute way to add sensory fun to science! Thanks for linking up with Family Fun Friday!
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  12. Louise says:

    wow, my son would love this (especially the eggs)

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