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What’s the difference between Archeology and Paleontology?

Listening to the audio files of the Dinosaur Adventure activity set, we find out that the main difference between these two disciplines is well established. Paleontology studies the history of life on earth and is based on the study of fossils (of life forms such as plants, animals, microorganisms, fungi, etc.). Archeology, on the other hand, is the study of past human societies. Archeologists will consequently study artifacts, tools, ancient ruins and other remains that are evidence of those past societies. A cave-painting - being a form of artistic expression in past human societies - is therefore studied by archeologist, whereas dinosaur fossils are studied by paleontologists. To deepen this concept, I took advantage of my husband’s amazing artistic skills...

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How do farm animals help us? Bringing your Info cards alive!

As usual, we are always finding ways to bring our sets alive! And the other day when my kids were playing at the “shops” with theirs Checkers ‘little shop’ collectables (#checkerslittleshop), an idea struck me on how to use these resources in a different way 😊 So, we took the Info-cards from the Farm animal Hands-on set and we started sorting the animal figurines based on how they helps us. Here is what we did: First, go through all the animals you are going to be working on one-by-one (we did six animals this time). Introduce the animal-card, the figurine and the relevant info-card. Explain how this animal helps us (based on what the info-card tells you) and find the...

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🦖🦕Dinosaurs mud cups with speckled eggs🥚🌈

First of all thanks so much Katie from Made to be a Momma for the inspiration! I just sow this post and I knew I must do this Dinosaur madness  activity. As you can imagine my house is full of dinosaur figurines  😊 so we are always finding ways to use what we have. For this super yummy activity we use the figurines from Dinosaur adventure activity set. Here all you need for this scrumptious puddings. Ideal for a Dino-theme party or just for a sweet treat 😋: Dinosaurs Figurines Oreo cookies Whipping cream Chocolate powder (about 2 TBs): I used raw cacao powder as I think the sweetness of the cookies is enough to make this dessert super delicious. If you prefer, used...

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Aquatic life-ocean theme sensory bin! 🐠🦀🐋

  Beautiful and full of colors and textures. There is so much more that you can do with your Mystery bags that this is just one of many examples to come. This Ocean theme sensory table was super fun and easy to prepare. Here what we did: For this sensory bin we used the figurines from the “The Mystery Bag: Touch and See - Aquatic life and Insects”  , water beads and moon-sand for the “beach”. Here step by step: -For the ocean: I used transparent water beads (at the Crazy store for about R20 per sachet) Ideally you want to buy blue water beads but if you can’t find them , no worries, just use water with blue food-coloring...

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Montessori-inspired Farm sensory tray!

  Fun, open ended and self-direct learning activity… Sensory trays really check all the boxes. Its isn’t just a great way to let your child explore their senses and imagination but also will help them to work on finger dexterity (fine motor skills) which is so important when learning to write. Also, it is an excellent way to introduce vocabulary and work on language development. If you want to take a step further and make it a full sensory experience, then use the audio files included in your farm animal set and get the kids to match the animals with their sounds! This is super fun and kids absolutely love it! So here what you will need to make your...

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