Dinosaur Dig!

Yesterday, I showed the boys the dinosaur game I made the other day.  They got excited to dump the fossils out and start to figure out where they all lined up. There were lots of questions about the types of dinosaur bones and also about the ones in our bodies.  I then took them outside and told the boys we were going to do a dinosaur dig. Colton claimed the big shovel and Luke picked the spot for the excavation site. Both found the hand trowel easier to dig a hole, and the fossils were dumped and well buried. The boys ran around and waited a bit to dig them up, then declared “Dinosaur Dig time! I’m a palimomigist.” It took a little time to find each piece, the smallest ones the hardest to find as they got pushed around while uncovering the others. It took about 5-6 trips to get them all. It entertained them for hours even after assembly, as they came up with story lines around the dead dinosaur, found “stick bones” and created a few of his other friends. Today the boys asked for the bone game again, and we did an inside version sans dirt. The “alive” dinosaurs took a big part in helping to piece together their fallen friend. Colton told me, “Mom, you know how you said yesterday that we should bury the dinosaur bones in the dirt and do a dinosaur dig? I’ve been thinking about that. That was a really good idea.”

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