Both Dinosaur Fever and a real 103 degree fever have been running wildly through our home. Sick kiddos need low-key activities so that their bodies can rest and heal, but watching TV all day long can exacerbate the situation because they will soon become bored. Playing paleontologist and digging for dinosaur bones in homemade moon sand didn’t require a lot of energy, but it was loads of fun!
To make the moon sand, you’ll need:
- 4 cups craft sand
- 2 cups cornstarch
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup water
Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl to create the moon sand.
To play paleontologist, simply add:
- plastic dinosaur bones (I purchased ours from The Dollar Tree 4 years ago.)
- paint brush
- dino explorer hat
- shallow pan
Bury the dinosaur bones in the shallow pan. Cover them completely with the moon sand. Invite your little paleontologists to uncover the bones using only the bristles and handle of the paintbrush.
A Triceratops! A discovery this great must be recorded in a scientific field journal.
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