This week was
This may have been the favorite so far.
We measured out various dinosaurs in the back yard, marking them with little flags. Find different lengths (along with a whole bunch of different dinosaur activities) here. We were very glad to find out that a brachiosaurus would fit. THANK GOODNESS.
We tried to do a wooden dinosaur puzzle, but it was too dang hard. Oh well.
We bought THE BIG BOOK OF DINOSAURS.
Awesome book. Awesome. We read it approximately 19731984147 times this week.
Can you tell by my face?
(Love that I'm wearing an apron in this picture.)
We also cut out dinosaur footprints and put them all over the house. Then we had a Dinosaur Parade, acting out different kinds of dinosaurs. (Like a COMPSOGNATHUS or a PACHYCEPHALOSAURUS. My kids can totally pronounce their names.)
We made dinosaur eggs. They were pretty tasty. Suspiciously like shortbread cookies. Who knew. (We acted like OVIRAPTORS the whole time. They eat eggs, you know.)
We also made fossils. Quite easy. Just make an impression in damp sand and fill with plaster of paris. (2 cups of plaster to 1 cup of water.) Dig them out once they're dry and dust them off with a paintbrush like real archeologists!
And, um, we also made a fossil of a bus-drivin' alligator.
And of course Dinosaur Week wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Dinosaur Museum!
This summer ROCKS.