This is one of the most requested dinosaur activities at our house – dinosaur digging! It is a fun way to give kids access to some real-life tools and develop hand-eye coordination.
It’s really simple to set up and clean up, so you’ll love it too.
Small bowls (IKEA kids bowls are really good!)
Dinosaur figurines – buy cheap ones as sometimes the dinosaurs can come off worse for wear! You don’t want to use your expensive or well-loved dinosaurs for this activity.
Metal baking tray
Hammer – a lighter version if you have one
How to make:
Put a dinosaur and some food colouring drops into bowl – you may like to make a few at once!
Add water and freeze overnight.
Take out of bowl and place on oven tray – keep away from surfaces/materials that can stain
Demonstrate how to chip away at the ice, using the hammer and chisel/screwdriver, keeping fingers safely away.
Let your little archaeologists have a turn!