During the day I have started to set up our crafting table with play dough equipment out and as J is now able to climb up into his booster seat himself he goes and plays with it when he wants (I wish we could have it on his little table in the kitchen but T is known to eat it). Normally he’s just replicating what I have set up and played with him before however I watched him scurrying backwards and forwards today I was intrigued as to what he was doing.

He kept disappearing into his toy box and disappearing back into the kitchen and then returning with what ever he had brought back until he settled on an object.

Venturing into the kitchen I found him with our chocolate play doughout and pressing in his stegosaurus into the play dough and announcing he was burying it.

Dinsosaur burying in homemade play dough
J buried his stegosaurus toy in the play dough

He then has a set of tools that he had improvised by the side of him including a crayon which he used for digging out the dinosaur and then a brush which he kept brushing over the dinosaur once he had uncovered it.

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Toddler imaginative play
J digging out his stegosaurus

As he was digging out his dinosaur he was telling me he had found a fossil. J is 2 and a half – we haven’t read any books about fossils, back in October we had a Bob the Builder Magazine which was about a dinosaur dig and reading that to him it may have mentioned fossils – however a magazine in our house lasts only as long as we have stickers remaining  and for Christmas he received a Thomas and Friends Wooden Thomas and Rheneas Dino Set which has a fossil of a dinosaur on it – but I can’t recall ever using the term fossil with him so it probably has come from Cbeebies channel on the TV.

Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.


  1. That looks like so much fun. My 3 love dinosaurs!

    Kids have great memories don’t they?
    Thanks for linking to Fun Sparks xx

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