Do you have any dinosaurs lying around? One of our favorite games involves dinosaurs and digging. We like to call it — Paleontologist. (Mostly because I think it’s such a cool word. And, isn’t it amazing all the dinosaur names our kids already know?)
To play, simply bury the dinosaurs in the a sandbox or in the ground. Then, your child can dig, shovel or scoop to find the prehistoric friend. (Technically, it’s suppose to be bones, but I don’t often have bones lying around waiting to be buried.)
We use the bare patch in our lawn to dig – and yes, it’s hidious looking and someone could trip and sprain an ankle but . . . so far so good. My four year old truely believes that if she digs long enough, she will find some bones.
(Recently, a 7 year old neighbor friend thought that was pretty awesome, too — I did admit that it was sort of pretend . . .
Dig away, friends!
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