When the kids are home for the summer, I like to try to do fun activities… out of the ordinary activies. They do their daily reading, writing and math, but we really have fun when we work on science projects…
like making a giant dinosaur out of toilet paper rolls (& paper towel rolls)
To decide what we are going to do each week, I ask the kids to give me an idea of what they want to study. They asked if we could learn about dinosaurs (cars & dinosaurs are a top pick!) We talked about when dinosaurs lived, what they ate, did they fly, walk or swim… any detail that we can find!
I decided to make a giant dinosaur skeleton with the kids, so about two weeks ago we started collecting toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls. I even asked my parents to collect them at their house.
Two weeks later… and we have enough to make a giant dinosaur out of toilet paper rolls (& paper towel rolls).
First- I found a picture on my phone that would work well for the kids to see what they were building (they kept it near them the whole time that they were building the dinosaur skeleton):
I encourage you to make it! Let your kids do the building and creating. Try not to take over (its hard when you see easier ways to work or when you have an idea for them), but just see how great they can do when they work together and rely on each other’s help!
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