Icy Dinosaur Excavation!
Preschool Dinosaur Sensory Play
Pin It After lunch most afternoons when we have no plans, I have tried to prepare some sort of sensory play activity. This time I thought ahead (something I am trying to work on every day) and froze a bunch of dinosaurs in ice blocks. First I tried water balloons since I had seen the idea for making eggs, but my dinosaurs were not about to fit into these water balloons. Even better, my dollar store deviled egg tray! Perfect little 1/2 eggs! So in the freezer, I had two brick shaped containers and the tray freezing with my little dinos all for our sensory play the next day.
Frozen dinosaurs!I filled a shaker full of salt and two squirt bottles with very warm water. I really had no idea what to expect in terms of melting time and interest level. At first he enjoyed handling them and looking at the frozen dinosaurs. Then we started squirting warm water and I showed him how salt helps to melt ice. We dumped and squirted, refilled and did it again. He scraped away at the blocks with his excavation tools (his toddler utensils) and eventually the dinosaurs started to appear out of the ice. One more trip with warm water did the trick.
Hope you enjoyed our icy dinosaur sensory play this week!