With just over a week left of story book summer we’re still focusing on Dinosaurs and today we welcome Cassie from 3 Dinosaurs to share an activity from the book Digging Up Dinosaurs (watch out as we will be featuring an activity based on this next week as well as part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids).

Hi, I’m Cassie from 3 Dinosaurs. I’m a mom of 3 Romping, Stomping & Roaring girls! I blog about fun art & craft activities for ages 4 to 8. I also make a few free printables. Check out the fun activity that we did for our Dinosaur Theme.

Digging up Dinosaurs - fossil making activity

My girls and I picked the book Digging Up Dinosaurs (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2). It is one of our favorite dinosaur books. We love learning about the process of digging up dinosaurs and how they get to the museum. The book is by Aliki. She does lot of different science books.

Several years ago now my girls and I visited a dinosaur quarry and saw the bones in the ground. This book reminded my girls of that experience. These bones were all mixed up in the ground. You can see a picture below of the bones we saw from our trip.

Digging up Dinosaurs - fossil making activity

After looking at the pictures from our trip to see the bones and reading the book we decided we would make our own dinosaur quarry bones.

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What you need for this activity: toothpicks and foam model sculpting. We used Melissa & Doug Super Model Sculpting Compound for our activity.

Digging up Dinosaurs - fossil making activity
The girls spread the clay around in the area they wanted to work with. Each picked a size they wanted. They picked oval, circle and long

Digging up Dinosaurs - fossil making activity

After they spread out the clay they got some tooth picks out. They had a choice about breaking them or leaving them whole. we broke most of our tooth picks. Make sure you watch carefully if they are going to break the tooth picks. You can break some of them in advance to make things easier.

Digging up Dinosaurs - fossil making activity

They each decided to put the toothpicks in different ways. They decided if it would look like a dinosaur or if it was mixed up bones.

Digging up Dinosaurs - fossil making activity

Here is a look at our finished projects:

Digging up Dinosaurs - fossil making activity

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Digging up Dinosaurs - fossil making activityAbout Cassie
Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she make. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She love to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.

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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.

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