Fossil Dig from the Ice Age!

When G1 was little, he was mad about dinosaurs. One of the activities he really enjoyed was digging for dinosaur fossil. We used to use fossil digging kits back then but they were costly and messy. Perhaps because of that, we never really did this activity with G2…

Digging Dinosaurs from the Ice Age!

At school, G2’s teacher froze dinosaur figurines in water for the kids. It was such a brilliantly simple idea that I can’t believe we never tried this before! And it was a huge hit with the kids!

Digging for dinosaurs

Yep. We’re going to borrow this idea for home… It never ceases to amaze me how the simplest ideas can have the most amazing effect on the kids.


It would seem that you can’t have too much of a good thing – especially when it comes to fossil hunting in ice. So we froze our prehistoric sea life Safari TOOB, and improvised with a wooden rolling pin for a mallet and a play doh knife for a chisel. Was it still fun? Oh yes, it was…

Ice age dino dig!

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Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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