Ever since I saw the preview for the Disney film The Good Dinosaur, it really made me ponder the idea of what it would be like if Dinosaurs still roamed the Earth today.
Of course when we hear about them or see them it is usually in the form of fossils. My family has even gone to attractions where the kiddos could uncover the bones. However, my son has a set of Dino’s that are colorful and in different sizes and I thought it would be neat to dig up “LIVE” Dinosaurs out of sand.
Now we don’t happen to have a sand box or sand readily available at my house, so to create the Dinosaurs in Sand Activity for my little guy I had to make my own version of Sand. Needless to say he loved getting messy, making a mess, and it was a great activity for hand eye coordination.
To make the “Sand“, I simply combined 2 Cups of Flour, 2 Cups of White Sugar, and 1 Cup of Brown Sugar. To store, I placed the sand in an airtight container. I then mixed the sand really good and covered up 6 dinosaurs in a small shallow box. Finally I set it up in an open area of my home with easy to clean floors.
My 3 year old was able to play with this mix without any issue. He dug the Dinos out and covered them up again, and even added more objects. However while playing I did remind him not to throw it, in order to avoid breathing in the dust or getting it into his eyes. He ended up playing with this for an hour or so until it was time to clean up for nap time.
Notice to parents: If you decide to recreate this sand, please do so at your own discretion. I would not recommend this for babies and depending upon your child’s maturity, they should be observed while playing. Although edible, I would not encourage children to do so.
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About The Good Dinosaur:
“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.
Directed by Peter Sohn and produced by Denise Ream (“Cars 2”), Disney•Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur” opens in theaters on Nov. 25, 2015.
Who will you be taking to see The Good Dinosaur? Do your children go digging for treasures in Sandbox or container?
To learn more about The Good Dinosaur, visit movies.disney.com/the-good-dinosaur. You can also find out up to date details on Facebook at facebook.com/PixarTheGoodDinosaur and Twitter at twitter.com/thegooddinosaur.
I can’t wait to see the film and look forward to watching my kiddo dig for “LIVE” Dinosaurs again.
Film details and graphics in this post were provided via press release from Walt Disney Studios.