If you have a budding archaeologist, why not take them on a fun little dino dig? :)
Of course, if your little one isn't into dinosaurs, the bones could be of whatever animal they like.
Just fill a shoe box with a few cups of uncooked rice and toss in a handful of uncooked macaroni.
Then hand your little one some paint brushes and spoons and let the excavating begin!
Jer had a blast with this project. It kept him busy for about two hours! He got distracted from the digging for awhile and just played in his "sandbox" building mountains.
Once all of the "bones" had been collected, he glued them onto dinosaur printouts that I found at Discovery Education.
This project was really easy to throw together and gave us something fun to do while we were inside waiting out a heat wave.