Dinosaur land in the sand table

We spent a week exploring dinosaurs all through out our centers.  As part of the children’s exploration of dinosaurs, they spent lots of time playing in our dinosaur land  which was located right inside our sand table…

Dinosaur play in the sand table

To kick off our week of dinosaur discoveries, we read several fun books about dinosaurs and set up a variety of ways to explore dinosaurs inside and outside of our classroom.  The sand table was a very popular dinosaur center all week long…

Dinosaur play in the sand table

The children enjoyed making their own version of dinosaur caves or nests…

Dinosaur play in the sand table

For those of you who are wondering, we have logs (cut by my husband into small chunks), half logs (I bought at a pet store last year), sticks (from my back yard), sand, and the dinosaurs.  The children also brought brushes over to the sand table to brush off the sand from their dinosaurs….

Dinosaur play in the sand table

And a few trucks and cars made their way over to dinosaur land at times too…

Dinosaur play in the sand table

A wonderful center to promote lots of imaginative play, conversation, and interaction with each other…

Dinosaur play in the sand table

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  1. Trisha says

    Love it! I would hesitate to put this one away:) I love the tub you used…where did you get it?

  2. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

    We still have it out:) Only we keep changing up a few things here and there. This is a tub that goes under a washing machine from Home Depot!

  3. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. says

    Hi Amber! I can’t wait to see your dinosaur hunt! Will you be sharing it? We went on one too through our woods – ooooh, you never know what lives out there!