Fun dinosaur activities
DINO FOOTSTEPSWhat sort of footprints does the T-Rex leave?
Photo by @learningatheart. on Instagram.
A great way to get extra play out of your Playdoh. Lucas used to love driving his cars over the 'track' and creating tyre tracks. comparing the truck with the race car and the motorbike.
LINE THEM UP - SIZE, COLOUR, TYPE.
My GO-TO activity for play time with any collection is always the same.
It may seem simple to us, but it's so much fun for the kids.
- Lucas wants me to make a printable which includes a spot for his lizard -
1 - Line them up - biggest to smallest.
2 - Group them in colour.
3 - Group them by type.
To help with this one we have created a super fun dinosaur printable you can use.
Dinos are made out of lots of different shapes. Use circles, squares and triangles to make a range of dinosaurs.
So simple yet such a great activity for encouraging creativity and shape recognition. There is a great range of dinosaurs to copy from Little Family Fun.
Use different colours to add some character to your stegosaurus, or use stickers to decorate him.
THE ICE AGE
We put some little dinosaurs in ICE!
About the size of the Tribe of Dinosaurs is perfect for this.
The kids love the idea of putting their dinos in the ice tray to make them into ice blocks. The anticipation! You may need to have another activity ready, or they will open the freezer every 5 minutes. Are we there yet?
Once frozen take the blocks out and get the kids to bang out the dinos. This is a great outdoor activity so they can throw them against the floor or the wall. We also enjoyed simply waiting and watching the dinosaurs appear as the ice thawed.
We have recently seen this fabulous Hatching Dinosaurs video on Facebook - via the Playfull page. Baking soda is such a GREAT resource!
You put the dinosaur in an 'egg' and then the kids can break it or wet it to hatch the dinosaur.
For those who haven't got facebook, I have written the recipe below.
4lb Box Baking Soda.
Food Colouring ( optional)
Water. Add until it feels like wet sand.
Take a handful of 'sand', add the dinosaur in the middle. Shape into an egg.
Leave to dry overnight.
Hatch by spraying with Vinegar.
If you have more time and have completed all these fun activities, then head over and check out our Dinosaur products.
Biscuit cutters to for use with playdoh fun or for making yummy gingerbread cookies.
Chocolate moulds - everyone loves chocolate!
Helle is the owner and head toy lover at Lucas loves cars. She has been playing with toys for over 5 years, and still hasn't got it quite right, so will continue to play for a while yet.
- Helle Warming