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Digging for Dinosaurs

Duration: any

Age: toddler, child

Skill for Bub: Muscle Builder, Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun, Mind Builder


Budding paleontologists can hunt down prehistoric creatures.

If your child’s latest passion is dinosaurs, he’ll love going on a Jurassic journey right in your own backyard!

What You’ll Need

  • Extra-large container
  • Plastic bucket
  • Plastic shovel
  • Dinosaur stickers
  • Plastic dinosaur figurines
  • Plastic dinosaur eggs

Get Started

  • Fill a container with mulch, soil, or sand. (Put a drop cloth underneath the digging station to prevent too much of a mess.)
  • Bury the dinosaurs and dinosaur eggs.
  • First, have your child decorate his special “dinosaur-hunting” bucket with stickers.
  • Then, let him dig through the mulch with the shovel or his hands to unearth the objects.
  • Once he finds all of the dinosaurs, encourage him to engage in pretend play with them

Don’t be surprised if this game occupies your child all afternoon!