It doesn’t matter if you have a little girl or a little boy, preschoolers love dinosaurs! In this activity we will be making our own dinosaur fossils in playdough in order to examine differences in types of dinosaurs.
If you have clay, you can also use that instead of playdough for the fossils. Any material that will leave an imprint will work!
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You can use a tray or work directly on a table. Provide different dinosaur toys and playdough for your child to work with.
Have your child push the dinosaurs into the playdough and examine the imprint that it has left. Compare the fossils of different types of dinosaurs. Your child can make fossil imprints of different parts of the dinosaur as well – compare feet size and body length.