Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dinosaur Fun!

We have 2 new members of our family this morning...dinosaur babies!  Yesterday, we had to make a stop at Michael's and of course the kids found something they wanted too.  Out of all the cool stuff to choose from they each chose a hatchable dinosaur egg.  I have to admit I tried to steer them to something else, knowing that once this baby hatched the fun would be over.  Wow was I wrong!  I never dreamed this $2 toy would turn into a unit study on dinos. 

The directions were easy, just immerse the eggs in water and after 24-48 hours the dinos will hatch. 

Then change the water and leave the dinos in for another day or so to let them "grow".  Our dinos only took 12 hours to hatch which was a bummer because it happened overnight.  It didn't disappoint the kids too much since they awoke to the babies sticking their heads out of the eggs, but it would have been cool to actually see it happen!  My advice:  put eggs in water in the morning and keep an eye on them throughout the day!  We went to the Kids Dino website to identify our newly hatched babies and learn more about them.  Fun activity, definitely worth  2 bucks!!!
The proud "parents"!

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