I hope you have been enjoying the Playful Preschool series. If you have missed anything, just follow the hashtag #playfulpreschool across social media and you can catch up. This week’s theme is dinosaurs. The Sugar Snaps love dinosaurs so it was not hard to pique their interest. We have Fall gourds throughout the house. When I looked at one of them, it reminded me of a dinosaur head. So, we added some google eyes and craft foam using white glue and it was easily transformed. If you want to have a more robust dino-gourd, I would suggest using a hot glue gun.
The Sugar Snaps are fascinated with the notion of hide and seek and love to find things that are lost. I decided to combine their excitement about finding things with their love of dinosaurs and do a nature walk to find hidden ‘dinosaur eggs.’ The gourds were perfect pretend dinosaur eggs. As soon as The Sugar Snaps found out what we were doing, they were immediately excited about the idea of being explorers on a hunt for dinosaur eggs. This activity is great for preschoolers as part of a dinosaur learning series or it would make a great dinosaur birthday party game.
First, we had them hide their eyes and count to ten as we hid the ‘eggs’ nearby. They had a really hard time not peeking. So, we changed it so that I would sneak ahead and hide the ‘eggs’ and Greg and the Sugar Snaps would catch up to find them. They each took turns being the leader. We gave the Sugar Snaps a limit on how many ‘eggs’ they could find so they each found equal amounts.
Dinosaur Math Play by The Educators’ Spin On It
Dinosaur Dig for Fossil Puzzles by Mom Inspired Life
Dinosaur Theme for Preschool: Hatching DINO Eggs – Early Math & Science.by The Preschool Toolbox
Dinosaur Activities: Beginning Sound Fossil Matching by Growing Book by Book
Classification and Sorting of Dinosaurs by Rainy Day Mum
Can You Be A Dinosaur? by Learning 2 Walk
Dinosaur Sensory Play by Still Playing School
Dino-Gourd Dinosaur Egg Hunt by Capri + 3
Dinosaur Hatching by Tiny Tots Adventures
Dinosaur Hunting with Paint by Powerful Mothering
Hands-on Play-based Dinosaur Activities by Raising Lifelong Learners
Dinosaur Habitat Sensory Play With Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands
Backyard Dinosaur Dig by The Kennedy Adventures