A Wandering Vine

E is for: Excavating

Note: This post is part of my┬áKids’ Activities series for the A to Z Challenge. Read the rest of the posts here.

This is so simple, but so much fun! Just get some little toy dinosaurs and bury them in the sandbox. If you don’t have a sandbox, put some sand in a shallow plastic storage tub (like the ones designed to fit under a bed). Give┬áthe kids some little shovels, and let them dig away to find the dinosaurs.

You can also do variations with different animals and digging materials. Sea creatures and water beads. Worms and soil. Get creative!

Have you tried something like this before? What was your kids’ favorite combination?



  1. Wendy

    I once froze coins in ice and let them chip at it on the back deck on a sunny day. Very fun!

    1. tcardenas75 (Post author)

      What a great idea!

  2. Shaivikafunda

    This must b fun!


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