We welcome Emma from Adventures Of Adam as guest writer today!
At Adventures of Adam we love dinosaurs. Alongside cars they are Adam’s favourite toy. We now have a small collection and every now and again you can hear Adam roaring at the top of his voice. So naturally dinosaurs have crept into our play too. Here are our favourite five ways to play with dinosaurs.
This was such a fun activity to set up. After creating 3D dinosaur cookies I decided to take the food theme one step further and create a sensory bin that was completely edible. From a melted chocolate swamp to a baked bean volcano! You wouldn’t want to be delving into it with a knife and fork as I can’t imagine the taste combinations would be particularly nice together. However, the activity would be perfect if you have a toddler who likes to put everything into their mouth.
Dinosaur Smelly Swamp Sensory Bin
This sensory bin is a great way for your little one to explore their sense of smell. Made from a variety of herbs and spices the majority of our smelly swamp didn’t smell until they were crushed. Instead of using a mortar and pestle, we used our dinosaurs to crush the herbs to release their fresh flavours.
Who can resist making a dinosaur stomp around. Even better when those dinosaur feet are covered in paint! Your little one can create their own colourful patterns and see the different footprints left by each dinosaur.
These frozen dinosaurs were simple to make. After moving the ice dinosaurs around our sensory bin we decided to watch their extinction – by melting them in warm water.
Adam loves the “How Do Dinosaurs…” series. So for Valentines Day we celebrated the book “How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You” by making love heart dinosaur eggs. Adam certainly had a surprise when he poured vinegar over the dinosaur eggs.
What adventures have your dinosaurs been on?