For our dinosaur unit I set up a fossil dig. This was a hit for several days and with our whole neighborhood as well! It was also really educational as we talked about what happened to the dinosaurs and how people really find their fossils. I like these kind of sensory experiences because all my kids can participate on their own level, even if it is just eating handfuls of sand! Here is how I set mine up:
- 1 baby pool
- 2 – 50 lb bags of play sand (3 $ each) from Lowes
- 1 toob of dino skulls
- 3 packages of dog bones from the dollar store
- some digging tools
- plastic dinos to hide and play with (optional)
- a bag of rocks or stones (optional- we used bright colored ones because we had them on hand)
Then just dump everything in the bottom of the pool, cover with sand, and decorate with dinos and rocks. Easy as that and your ready to go!
So fun, sometimes homeschooling can be really awesome!