The first week of our storybook summer 2015 is over and we’ve loved sharing the amazing Dinosaur books and ideas to bring them alive for your kids, from creating your own dinosaur feet, to investigating how one of the predators attacked in a dinosaur science experiment there has been some fabulous ideas shared by guest bloggers this week. Today I’m handing over to Jaime from Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails who is bringing alive the last book this week The Berenstain Bears’ Dinosaur Dig [affiliate link] by Jan Berenstain with a fun dinosaur play activity. So over to Jaime –

Dig for dinosaurs whilst reading The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig a simple and easy to set up play for young kids

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We love BOOKS at my house!  We can never have enough of them and we love finding new ones to read.  We also read our favorites over and over until the kids know what word comes next.  Story time has always been a big deal to me since I was the mom of one.  Now as the mom of three, story time is still a must.  Now big brother is able to help read the books too..  I love being able to take turns reading the books with him.  Recently we got a new book The Berenstain Bears’ Dinosaur Dig [affiliate link].  The kids love dinosaurs and could not wait to open the book and read the story inside. After reading the book I had an idea for a book extension.  The dino dig activity was a big hit with my kids.  We had a fun day reading and playing.

Why not check out these fossil activities for kids that are great to do as well as this fossil sensory bin!

Materials Needed:

Dig for dinosaurs whilst reading The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig a simple and easy to set up play for young kids

The Berenstain Bears’ Dinosaur Dig
paint brushes
shovels
sand
Plastic Dinosaur Fossils
plastic bin

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How to setup a dino dig for the kids:

Add sand to a plastic bin to start.  Next, take all the dinosaur fossils and hide them in the sand.   Set out some shovels and paint brushes.

Dig for dinosaurs whilst reading The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig a simple and easy to set up play for young kids

Once the setup is complete have the kids come out for playtime.  The kids could not wait to try out their own dino dig.  After reading about a dino dig in the book they really wanted to try one.  With this little bin and a few other supplies they got to feel just like the characters in the book.

Dig for dinosaurs whilst reading The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig a simple and easy to set up play for young kids

The 3 kids took turns brushing sand away and digging with the shovel.  When they would uncover a dinosaur fossil they would get so excited.  After they found them all they covered them over again. Now they could keep finding the dinosaur fossils over and over again.

Dig for dinosaurs whilst reading The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig a simple and easy to set up play for young kids

We love reading books and we love finding fun ways to bring those books to life afterwards.  The dino dig was the perfect activity for our  new book, The Berestain Bears Dino Dig.  We look forward to exploring more fun dinosaur inspired activities  from this book.

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Hi! I am Jaime, mama to three high energy boys. With three boys, life never slows down, but I wouldn’t have it any other way! We love creating, learning, and crafting together and we can turn anything into an adventure.

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Dig for dinosaurs whilst reading The Berenstain Bears' Dinosaur Dig a simple and easy to set up play for young kids
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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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  2. Hello, Cerys, I remember when my boys were smaller they loved all the games where it was necessary to hide and discover things. The idea of dinosaur remains digging is great I am just not sure how much time they would spend with always same objects (bones, skeletons, etc) we always had to change the objects to make it more attractive…
    Now they are 13, 9 and 6 and they love anything star wars, minecraft, zombies and ninja. No digging of stuff anymore 🙂

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