Dinosaur Dig Fossil Card Set
Create some fossil fun with this Dinosaur Dig Fossil Card Set! There are 14 timber cards in the set featuring the skeleton of a dinosaur, with most including a person standing beside it for scale, the foot print of the dinosaur with a few fun facts for kids to learn too. This set also comes with 1 brush and 1 slimline timber stand, so the cards can be buried in sand and children can excavate and sweep the sand away to reveal the dinosaurs.
Includes 14 cards, one wooden stand and one excavation brush. Recommended for ages 3+.
These puzzles are made with a 3mm ply wood
Use a sand tray at the art area, encourage the child to bury the fossil cards then carefully use the brush to dig for them in the sand to emulate an actual fossil dig. Engage in conversation about what they are finding in the sand, and discuss where real fossils can be found today and how they are uncovered. Promotes patience, caution and a calmness.
Art group activity, could extend on sustainability and look for natural resources to play such as sand, dirt, or make your own sand by crushing rocks. Then bury your fossil cards ready for a group dig. Great for open discussions about Dinosaurs and fossil digs. Also discuss what countries certain fossils are found and use as a research opportunity.
Take out to the sand pit with little brushes and bury them get the children to carefully dig for the stamps then use them to create a Dino scene in the sand. Do your own fossil dig by burying them in the sand and using a brush to carefully uncover the fossil stamps. While outside children can engage in imaginative play where they can imagine being at a real fossil dig site and what it would be like to uncover such an amazing discovery.
Develops fine motor skills, develop creative skills such as inventiveness thinking and imagination. Communication skills by discussing what they have found, turn taking skills in sharing the brush and promoting team work. Learn about the history of Dinosaurs, where the fossils can be found today and the patience and commitment taken in finding such exciting pieces of history.