Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Dinosaurs and Fossils

We had such a fun playgroup on Friday!! Our theme was Dinosaurs and Fossils, a continuation of last weeks field trip to the Paleontology Museum at BYU. We read a book called DINOSAUR ROAR! by Paul & Henrietta Stickland We learned that dinosaurs came in every shape, size, and color.
Did you know that the largest dinosaur was the Argentinosaurus! This dinosaur measured 120 feet from head to tail, and may have weighed over 100 tons. This dinosaur was a plant eater, and was found in Argentina (this is what is was named after).
We also listened to some dinosaur songs, and ran around acting like we were dinosaurs!! Our favorite part of the playgroup was making our sugar cookie fossils!
The kids loved imprinting plastic dinosaurs into the sugar cookies. These fossils were very delicious!

For sugar cookie fossils, you need to find any rolled sugar cookie recipe that you love.  Roll the dough out till its about a 1/4" thick.  Cut the dough out in circles, or if you have a dinosaur cookie cutter that's even better!  Once the cookies are cut out, imprint clean dinosaur toys into the cookie dough and bake for the recommended time.
Once they're baked...they're DELICIOUS!!

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