Whether you are studying about dinosaurs for kids, or your kids are just nuts about these gigantic prehistoric creatures – your children will love this dinosaur fossils activity. This dino fossils craft is a fun way to learn about not only dinos, but archeologists and how a fossil is made too! Preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders wil love thring this make your own fossil activity for a dinosaur theme or science lesson about making fossils!
Dinosaur fossils activity
Get ready for som dino size fun with this make your own fossil activity for preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. THis dinosaur fossils activity is perfect for learning about how archeologists are able to learn about these prehistoric animals that are now extinct. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – using dinosaur activities like this one, is a great addition to your dinosaur theme or weekly lesson plan too!
Dinosaur fossils craft
To try this fun dinosaur activity all you need are a few simple materials:
- plastic dinosaur figures
- cooking spray (optional)
- plaster of paris
Dinosaur Dig Activity
Start out my making a pancake out of playdough; it needs to be as big as your dinosaur figure
Make your own fossil activity
Carefully remove the dinosaur, mix a batch of plaster of paris according to the package directions, and fill your dino playdough mold with the mixture.
When the plaster of paris completely hardens, you can peel off the playdough to reveal your very own cast of a dinosaur.
This cooking spray will help the playdough not stick to the plaster of paris, but I actually thought it left a cool look to the dino.
dinosaur fossil activities
How cool is this dinosaur craft project that makes 3d dinosaurs!
fossil project ideas
Ask them how the impressions and the dirt/mud casts they’ve found can help them learn about dinosaurs. Hopefully they will point out their size, shape, weight, skin texture, etc.
how to make fossils at home
Learn about dinosaurs, archeologists, & how a fossil is made with this dinosaur fossils activity for kids. This dino project is a craft and activities too!
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