It’s time to work on our paleontologist skills and excavate some fossils! This sensory bin kept Rea engaged and excavating fossils for over 30 minutes. We are using our homemade fossils from our Making Fossils activity yet again, and because I always like to add a little literacy to sensory bins, I added magnet letters to a the mix.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills


  • Can identify all capital letters and some sounds (Q, V, X, Y, Z)


  • Understand 3 of the 5 senses to make observations

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Can identify all capital letters and most sounds


  • Use 5-senses to make observations

Required Materials

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Dinosaur Letter Excavation Template - Explorers

Dinosaur Letter Excavation Template - Creators



*Baby Oil

*Plastic Tub

*Magnifying Glass

*Magnet Letters

*Paint Brush

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Dinosaur Letter Excavating


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Teacher Tip

This activity can be messy. For this reason, I encourage you to do it outside or be prepared with your vacuum.

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