My son has been desperately wanting to try out some kinetic sand for ages and I have to admit that I have too! We were offered the chance to review some of the fab toys from House of Fraser and I knew straight away this is what he’d want to try, we’ve seen it played with on kids You Tube channels but I hadn’t seen it available in UK shops before. Of course rather than just have a play with it I thought I’d try something a bit extra so I set up a little activity in the form of this kinetic sand dinosaur excavation.
After the huge success of our science experiment the other week where we entombed Batman in ice, I thought I’d like to try another ice science experiment with my son. Picking up ice with string and salt is a classic experiment, but I thought it might be a bit dull for my son as he is only four, so I thought about what four year old’s are actually interested in and came up with this fishing for dinosaurs experiment!
Painting with foam is a great way for kids to get a hands on messy play or sensory play and as the mother of a three year old boy I know how popular dinosaurs are! Believe me I’ve learned more about dinosaurs in the last year than I did in the previous 35! This dinosaur messy play painting creates a cute marbling effect that you will want to use yourself once the kids are in bed.
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs is a fantastic book, we discovered the series only a week ago and already it’s helped us with a trip to the dentist and we’ve learnt lots of new dinosaur names! All last week on the Crafts on Sea facebook page I shared blog posts related to this great story as part of my 6 Stories For Summer project and now I’ve rounded them all up so you can get all the Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs activities in one place!