Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Young Paleontologists

This week we talked about dinosaur bones. We read Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki. After reading the book, I buried dinosaur bones (Q-Tips) in the sensory table and the children pretended to be paleontologists. They used shovels and magnifying glasses to find the bones. Some of the children used paint brushes to dust off the "bones" just like the paleontologists did in the book. 

When they were finished finding the bones, the children put them together to make dinosaurs. They glued them onto paper and told me which dinosaur they had made. 

 We also went digging for dinosaur teeth (that I cut from card stock).

 We glued the teeth onto T-Rex skulls. 

When they were finished, some children examined their work with magnifying glasses. 

Listening to  two year olds saying the word "Paleontologist" made my day!
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