This is such a fun DIY Dinosaur Dig Excavation for kids! Now that the weather is warming up this is the perfect activity for kids to do outside, set it up for a dinosaur birthday party or dinosaur theme learning week. You can add any little dinosaurs, animals, and treasures that you’d like to make it fit your child’s interest. Your children will love exploring archeology and dig for dinosaurs and fossils.
Dinosaur Excavation Dig
How to Make Dinosaur Dig Excavation for Kids
Preschoolers love this fossil dig activity, add a few child-size tools, and they will spend hours finding their own treasures.
DIY Fossil Dig Activity
What you will need to make your Dinosaur Dig is in this picture below. However, I have it displayed in list form towards the bottom of the page. Have Fun!
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Make Your Own Dinosaur Dig Excavation
Prepare your grout mixture by using the directions on the box; it’s usually just adding water to the mix. Very easy!
Now line the container with a piece of plastic wrap making sure the edges hang over the container. Next, mix the water into the grout and stir until it’s well combined. Pour half the mixture into the container.
A little advice I’ve learned from doing activities like these is to pick up a few containers from the dollar store so I can just toss them afterward and don’t have to deal with any mess. It might cost a few dollars, but it saves a lot of my time and makes my life a lot easier.
Lay your dinosaurs and reptiles into the grout mixture and pour the rest of the grout mixture into the container so that the toys are completely covered. Let this excavation activity harden for at least 24 hours or until it’s completely dry.
Finally, pop it out of the container, remove the plastic wrap and it’s ready for play.
This is a perfect dinosaur activity for a dinosaur birthday party or dinosaur theme for kids. You can even make this homemade geology dig kit into a fantastic gift for kids.
DIY Dinosaur Excavation Activity
1 ¼ cup White Non-Sanding Grout – You can use lifecasting powder as a healthier alternative or Plaster of Paris if you prefer it over grout powder.
¾ cup Water
5-6 Small Dinosaurs and Reptiles
Small Plastic Container (approx. 5”x 5”)
Tools for excavation—small hammer, paintbrush, screwdriver, chisel, etc.
1. Line the container with a piece of plastic wrap making sure the edges hang over the container.
2. Mix the water into the grout and stir until well combined. Pour half the mixture into the container.
3. Lay the plastic dinosaurs and reptiles into the grout mixture and pour the rest of the grout mixture into the container so that the plastic toys are completely covered.
4. Let this harden for at least 24 hours or until completely dry.
5. Pop it out of the container and remove the plastic wrap.
Use the tools to chip away the grout and excavate the dinosaurs and reptiles. Have fun!
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