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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sorting Dinosaur Hunt

Materials:
-large plastic container
-dry rice, beans, or lentils
-small toys (we used dinosaurs)
-small bowl
-spoons, measuring cups (optional)

Preparation:
-fill large container with rice
-hide toys in the rice, leave some barely covered to make it easier for little kids

Activity:
-show child how to uncover a dinosaur and put it in a bowl
-let child collect all the dinosaurs in the bowl
-after all the toys have been found in the rice, your child can practice scooping the rice with spoons or measuring cups.

Skills:
-sorting
-scooping

Extensions:
-read a book about dinosaurs or watch "Dinosaur Train" on PBS to learn more about dinosaurs.
-talk with your child about how archeologists dig for dinosaur skeletons so we can learn about dinosaurs that lived a long time ago.

1 comment:

Ben & Jenny said...

Charlie (almost 2.75) did this one at grandma's using farm animals. Great idea!

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