Celebrate Dinosaur Day with your Little Learner by making fossil cookies! And not just any kind of fossil cookies, but ichnofossil cookies. Ichnofossils, or “trace” fossils, are formed from the activities of ancient life rather from their bodies or parts like bones, scales, or teeth. Ichnofossils include things like poop, footprints, body or skin impressions, and scratches from claws or tails being dragged in mud. Click the button to learn more and get the recipe!
Dr. Victoria Arbour from the Royal BC Museum shares her love of dinosaurs with a video about the process of looking for fossils!
Use items around your house to make a giant dinosaur model or skeleton! You can use toilet paper rolls, tissue boxes, or even pens or pencils! Let’s see what you can create!
You can also make a dinosaur out of a paper plate!
Watch Bebe and Mo from the Canada Crew discover a bone and invite Royal Ontario Museum’s paleontologist David Evans to check if it’s a dinosaur bone!
Make dinosaur eggs with kinetic sand and plastic Easter eggs! Check out our BiteSize size page for the kinetic sand recipe!
In a walk around your neighbourhood can you spot an urban fossil – like a leaf impression or bird trackway in the cement?