#Playfulpreschool 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.
The best part of our sensory bin this time was the mess. I mean the mess of hatching dinosaurs.
To make Dinosaur eggs you need:
- Baking soda
- Spray bottle
- Black food coloring (optional)
To create the eggs:
- 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)
- Take a handful of the baking soda dough and place the dinosaur in it.
- 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.
This activity is great for working on some fine motor skills along with a great conversation play. Okay also messy play.
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