Thursday, December 29, 2011

Dinosaur Dig Playscape

This week in our continuing holiday rush and post Christmas cleaning I've been into recreating and reusing some of our materials to make new activities. This dinosaur bin is a combination of Coffee Construction Site and Color your own Dinosaur Playscape.

First I put some dinosaur skeletons and small dinosaurs on the one side of the bin then I dumped the coffee beans left from the coffee construction site on top. I also found the dinosaur fabric in my craft cabinet someone gave me a bunch of old fabric and this was in there so I figured it would make a good base underneath to catch and escaping coffee beans.

 I added some ripped up tissue paper in the center to be a jungle or plants for the dinosaurs to eat and some broken up sticks on the far end. I was trying to use some different textures and materials for the kids to explore.

 We added more dinosaurs then it was time to play.

For the Kids FridayButtonTeach Me Tuesday at Whole Child Creative Curriculum


  1. What a great did you keep him from taking things OUT of the bin? I think my daughter would try to take them out, at least at first. I think this would be awesome idea for a winter playscape! Thanks for sharing at Thrifty Thursday!

  2. Great idea! My daughter loves dinosaurs! She'd have so much fun with this.

    I'd love for you to link up and share:

  3. This is fabulous! I love how he can create the playscape and change is as his game progresses! Super! Super! Super! Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday--this is perfect!

    Carla @ Whole Child Creative Curriculum

  4. Super cute!! We are doing dinosaurs later this year =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF. Happy New Year,
    Beth =-)