Another guest post from Vanessa, today! (Thanks Dude for getting me through this vacation/sickness lull! You’re the best!)
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This summer I’ve been blessed to nanny a family of boys. On Mondays, they get to have a play date, so even. more. boys!
This week, when I was grocery shopping, I found an egg full of Colorful Mini Dinosaur Erasers
so I decided to do something extra fun for no particular reason.
Sunday night, I re-purposed a fast-food drink carrier by flipping it over and painting various “prehistoric hangout spots” on it. A volcano, lava pool, tar pit, watering hole, and a mud pond!
Perfect for small world play!
Then I made up a batch of “mud” ice-cubes. I made mine out of water with enough instant decaf coffee to darken it so that the Dino’s were frozen and hidden inside!
On Monday our Dino day started with getting “surprises” out of the frozen mud. (Sorry the picture quality isn’t great)
Here’s the first discovered Dino; excitement ensued!
After they saved all the baby dinosaurs from the mud, I brought out “Dino Land.”
At first, they just had the painted drink carrier and some brown play dough (which smelled like chocolate, A-mazing!).
Then we added some “nests” and pipe cleaner trees, a Tupperware container with real water and a corn meal “sandy”beach.
I didn’t get a picture until they had played in it for quite a while so it’s not very pretty but…they played with it for hours!
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