Alphabet Fossils

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Alphabet Fossils

Activity for ages 3 to 5.

A few weeks ago a dinosaur exhibit came to town.  On of my five year old’s favorite activities was the fossil dusting tables – big sand tables with “bones” the kids had to find. I was excited to recreate this at home… with a little alphabet twist.

Make Your Own ABC Fossils!!

First, we created a batch of salt dough clay. {This recipe from Spoonful is a good one.}

Alphabet Fossils!! {Playdough to Plato}

Then I rolled out small circles and used our magnetic alphabet letters as stamps to imprint the letters.

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{If you don’t have these, you can use a butter knife or toothpick to write out the letters in the clay.  We lost our M so, if you look in the pic below, you can see where I created my own M.}

We left our fossils out to dry over several days but you could also pop them in the oven if you’re short on time.

Alphabet Fossils. {Playdough to Plato}

 

When the fossils were ready, I pulled out an old paintbrush, buried the fossils in my son’s sandbox and set him to digging.

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He loved it.  He very meticulously dusted off each letter and then placed each one on the table.  Once he found them all, we put them into alphabetical order. Then I asked him if he could spell any words.

Building words with alphabet fossils. So fun!! {Playdough to Plato}

My dinosaur fan loved our alphabet fossil hunt and I hope yours will too!

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For more alphabet fun, try out our printable Alphabet Mega Pack, ABC Fireman Spray and Pushpin ABCs.

 

 

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Alphabet Fossils!! {Playdough to Plato}
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About Jen Rice

Jen is a mom of two {ages 5 and 1} who loves cross stitching, surfing Pinterest and finding fun and creative ways to get her kids learning.

4 Comments

  1. What a great idea! I love this and plan to make it for my kindergarten class to use next year. Thank you!!

  2. This is a really unique way to explore letters! Thanks for sharing on the Discover and Explore linky!

  3. This is such a fun way to incorporate literacy into play. Thank you for sharing in the Discover & Explore linky. I’m featuring this post today on Fantastic Fun and Learning.

  4. That is SOOO creative! My kids will love this! Thanks for the idea!

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