A Dinosaur Dig: An Activity for Preschoolers

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Max is mad about dinosaurs, so I wanted to create lots of fun dinosaur themed activities for us to do together during February while the weather wasn't great. Once we'd made our dinosaur fossils, I created a dinosaur digging activity for him, where he became a palaeontologist, digging to discover dinosaur skeletons and fossils. This was such a big hit with him, and occupied him for a good length of time on a rainy afternoon, and was really easy to set up.   You Will Need: A tray (we used a storage box from Tesco) Play sand (I bought a 10kg bag from Early Learning Centre) Dinosaur figures (we used a combination of figures, skeletons, and fossils A paintbrush   How To Make: Just fill your tray with half ...

How to Make Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils

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Like most 3 year olds, Max is really into dinosaurs, so I thought it would be fun to have a dinosaur themed week, with lots of dinosaur craft and activity posts, as well as a room tour of Max's new dinosaur themed bedroom. I'm kicking off today with an activity we did last week, making our own dinosaur fossils. I loved this as a way to teach Max about dinosaurs, when they lived, and how we know that they existed. He ate up every word, and was so excited to create his own fossils! We used salt dough, which I have to admit I've never found a recipe that I'm quite happy with (this time we used this one), as I tend ...

Get crafty without the mess! Chalkola Chalk Pens – Review

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I have to confess straight away: I'm not a crafty mum. It's a rare occasion that I get the paint or any craft bits out - I can't face the mess and I'm lacking the skills in the creative department. To add to that, my 2 year old is one of those rare children who isn't actually a fan of anything messy and doesn't like getting his hands dirty! So when Chalkola Chalk MarkersĀ  first contacted me about reviewing their range of chalk pens my heart didn't initially leap with excitement. But on reading more about them I started to see that they could be the perfect craft activity for us. Instead of the mess of chalk dust getting everywhere, they ...