On the first day of dinosaur camp, Little Explorers learned about what a dinosaur is using four criteria: a dinosaur doesn’t live in the water, fly, do the chicken dance, or have fur.
They learned how to move like dinosaurs using gross motor dice before becoming paleontologists and extracting dinosaurs from ice with spray bottles. Every camper became a Triceratops and made a mask out of brightly colored paper. We’re looking forward to a whole week of dinosaur fun!
Little Explorers learned about dinosaur body fossils with a tour of the second floor of the museum. We got to look at many different dinosaurs and figure out if they are meat or plant eaters. We even learned about how dinosaurs should look when they’re all set up, which has changed over time as scientists have learned more about dinosaurs!
We made our own footprint tracks using stamp pads and plastic dinosaurs. At snack time, we used ribbon to see how large T. rex and Coelophysis would have been. To finish the day, Little Explorers filled in a dinosaur with tissue paper of all different colors. It was a big day at Little Explorers!
On the last day of dinosaur camp, Little Explorers read Bones Bones Dinosaur Bones and after were visited by a paleontologist who dropped off some fossils for us to look at!
After that, we learned more about paleontologists and how they discover dinosaur bones. We created our own paleontologists to glue on a toilet paper tube and we made crayon rubbings of dinosaurs as well. To end the day, we got to be paleontologists on the fourth floor and go digging for fossils!
It was a great week at Little Explorers. Next up – Nature Explorers!