Yesterday at the daycare, we read Too Many Dinosaurs by Mercer Mayer. This is a comical book about a boy who wants a pet puppy. He finds a dinosaur egg instead and fun ensues.
Then we colored cardboard dinosaur cutouts with oil pastels or scented markers. The kids seemed to enjoy this and took time to do a great job on the dinosaurs. Scented markers seem to always make everything better.
After the kids decorated the cardboard dinosaurs, they were allowed to play at various stations.
Kinetic sand with rollers and dinosaurs proved to be successful. A couple of the kids used our fort building blocks to make a cave for the dinosaurs. We also tried a wooden shark puzzle, which proved somewhat difficult.
Another great idea which we didn’t do because it was 90 degrees and I traveled to the daycare is a fossil unfreeze. You can freeze plastic dinosaurs or figures in a bowl of water and then let the kids try to melt them with droppers of salt water.