Dinosaur Bone Dig
What young kid doesn’t want to go on a dinosaur dig? And what do you do if they can’t? Make your own! So maybe this faking them out, but who cares?
Step 1 – Following a meal that involves bones, a chicken, a pork chop, etc., clean off all of the remaining meat. Take the bone or bones out to the garden, or other dirt area and “age” the bones. Roll them around in the dirt, shaking off the dirt and then store them in a plastic bag.
Step 2 – A family drive to the Little Missouri National Grasslands, where there is 1.5 million acres of public lands next door to us. A good source for a mobile map is the app – Topographic Maps & Trails USGS. Look for an area with clay cliffs and rocks. Bring a few small garden tools for the “dig”.
Step 3 – The adult instructs the dino digger to explore out a few yards ahead, telling them to look for dinosaur bones, amongst the rocks, etc. Quietly and without the little dino digger noticing, you also are “looking”, but then dig a small hole and taking the dino bone out of the plastic bag place at the site, covering it up.
Step 4 – “Oh, come over this way and look!” “Is there something sticking out over there?”
Step 5 – You will be displaying a dinosaur bone on your fireplace mantel now.
Step 5 – Throw the dinosaur bone away after six months.