Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Diggin' Those Souvenirs!

We have been somewhat immersed in archaeology lately. We have been listening to Jonathan Park CD's, playing Roman Town, and reading books. So the visit to the Heard museum a couple of weeks ago was a perfect field trip. After observing the animatronic dinosaurs and the fossils and bugs, we browsed the gift shop. Normally we purchase a magnet for our fridge, but they did not have one.

While looking for the magnet, FRitW noticed a little plastic container - similar to a playdoh canister. The label said, 'Nature Sand Dinosaur Fossil' and it was a reasonable price, so Maggie, FRitW, and MT each bought one.

They turned out to be very fun! Maggie led the way, carefully scraping her sand and brushing away the excess sand. FRitW and MT were able to do theirs on their own as well. I thought that there would be a plastic skull encased in the sand, but instead the kids discovered an entire tiny little skeleton!

Each little piece had to be uncovered, dug out, and brushed off. Once all the bones were found, they had to assemble the dinosaur. Aren't these cute little guys? Oh, and cute dinosaurs too!



Wonder Mom said...

We LOVE diggin' in out house too:

Check your local Dollar Tree for some more cheap diggin' fun!

Lynn said...

That looks like a lot of fun... Enjoyed looking through your blog.. Stopped by from the TOS Blog walk...

Marie said...

You're blog is really neat looking. We love Jonathan Park and learned alot from Roman Town as well. I look forward to learning more about the Middle Ages next year. Neat project :)
Doing the Blog Walk

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

My daughter loves those as well. Plus, they keep her busy for some time. **grin**