Fossilize Your Footprints
Paleontologists, best known for studying dinosaurs, investigate prehistoric life by digging up and looking at fossils, or remains (like imprints or skeletons) that have turned into rock! With this exciting and surprisingly simple hands-on activity, your child can preserve imprints of his footprints, his toys, and even the family pet. All the while, he'll be learning about the geological process of forming fossils, the methods paleontologists use to find them, and scientific and historical importance of understanding creatures of the past. Mentioning dinosaurs a couple of times probably wouldn't hurt, either.
This valuable, fun-filled activity is sure to leave an impression!
Make Imprints in Playdough
What You Need:
- Large disposable tray
- Living things, such as a leaf, flower, pet, and your child
- Any other objects to imprint, such as toys