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Dinosaur Dig (Tool Required)


Development Level: Toddler

Learning Areas: Science, Technology, ECSEL

Overview: Explore dinosaurs and fossils in a Dinosaur Dig sensory bin activity! Use paint brushes to reveal the dinosaurs and fossils underneath the dirt and connect to our emotions using Our Emotions Cards.


  • ECSEL Tool: Our Emotions Cards
  • Sensory bins (enough for children to explore in small groups of four)
  • Sand or dirt
  • Age-appropriate toy dinosaurs of different types, shapes, sizes, and colors
  • Age-appropriate toy fossils
  • Paint brushes of different sizes
  • Jumbo tweezers
  • Trays (one tray per sensory table/sensory bin)
  • Printed images of different types of dinosaurs and fossils (ensure that images used are age-appropriate for toddlers)
This lesson requires Our Emotions Cards. Click here to purchase or learn more about this tool.

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