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Dinosaur Excavation

We’ve been stuck at home while a super storm rages outside . It’s a good thing that I had this activity saved for emergency purposes. I think this fits as an emergency– it’s “bed”weather and I had little prepared for homeschooling.


Caleb loves everything about dinosaurs at the moment. I told him that we would be digging for dinosaur bones. He was so excited to do this activity.

The package came with a wooden hammer and chisel to help get the dinosaur bone out. I just put the stone with the bone in a baking pan, to help contain the mess that we would be making (Straight out of the box, you could already see that it would be dusty and messy).


My little paleontologist.


Our first glimpse of a dinosaur bone. I had to bring out a big paintbrush, so Caleb could brush away the debris from the bone. He was so excited and wanted to pull out the bone from the stone — tried it — not possible. So we had to continue with the hammer and chisel.


I brought out the other tools from his toy tool box so I could help him chisel the bones out.


My happy boy couldn’t wait to get all the bones.


After some time, we finally found all 3 bones and put them together.



Caleb showing me his triceratops.


Overall, this was a great activity. It just needed a lot of muscle work from me. Hahaha! All in a day’s work. Anything for you son! 🙂


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