Almost all children love dinosaurs at some point. There are lots of fun things you can to for a dinosaur themed learning week. Here are some ideas:
- Put a toy, plastic dinosaur in some water and freeze it. The next day, work on extracting your dinosaur from the ice.
- Extract bones from the dirt. Put some bones in a baking dish. Cover them with sugar, flour, sawdust, etc. Use paintbrushes to find the bones. You could make some bones out of plaster (you can use a plastic dinosaur to make a plaster of footprints), use sticks or rocks (or whatever) along with the imagination of your child, or purchase a kit like the Scientific Explorer's My First Dinosaur Science Kit. Use a paintbrush to extract the dinosaur bones.
- Dinosaur coloring pages
- Playdoh: Have your child make a footprint using a toy dinosaur. Let the footprint harden to make a fossil.