You're probably wondering what dinosaurs have to do with China. Absolutely nothing but Eva has been obsessed with them lately so we're going with it! No sense pushing something if your child is really digging something else. Luckily for us, the dinosaur exhibit is back at our local science museum so we spent a few hours visiting with them the other day. Eva was thrilled that all of her favorite dinos were represented- T-Rex, stegosaurus, apatosaurus and triceratops. She also got to meet some new dinos that are now part of our pretend play daily. (Does your child love to pretend to be dinosaurs? We've been speaking in roars a lot lately!)
We also made a fun dinosaur picture. I wrapped a cardboard tube with bubble wrap and Eva rolled it in paint and then onto easel paper.
It took her a little while to get used to rolling as opposed to smearing but soon the dots began appearing.
When the paint was dry, Eva dipped dinosaur cookie cutters in black paint and stamped them onto the paper.
I love that it looks somewhat prehistoric, almost like cave drawings.
We've also been reading some of our favorite dinosaur books:
If you have a budding paleontologist too, be sure to check out the dinosaur activities we did last year too!