Monday, March 11, 2013

Dinosaur Ice Excavation

We got these fun dinosaur fossils from Micheal's Dinosaur Skulls Tube, by Safari LTD for $3.99 on clearance so I picked up a couple. You can order them online if you don't have a Micheal's near but will pay more for them. 

I got large balloons and placed the skulls in then and filled with water to freeze them to make Ice Eggs. Then the kids would break open the ice to get the dinosaur skulls and baby dinosaurs.

Dinosaur toys
Bin for the ice when frozen
Excavating Tools(we used a wooden hammers, screw drivers and goggles) Can purchase all of them for $1.00 at Dollar Tree)

You can do this several ways:
Make a block of ice with toys inside
Make frozen balloons like we did
Make a bucket of ice... here is one we did over the summer Pirate ice treasure

Different excavating tools you can use as well are an old tooth brush, spray bottles(with warm water), shovels, spoons, salt.

This is a fun activity along with great for building fine motor skills and eye/hand coordination.

Jake really loved doing this with the wooden hammer and screwdriver.
It was little hard for Cate.

Loved all of Jake's face expressions, you can really tell he enjoyed this.

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