Anna’s preschool theme this week is dinosaurs. We did a dinosaur week in the fall with many books and crafts, but having this theme in preschool rekindled her interest big time. She especially enjoyed “digging for dinosaur bones, but they were plastic, mama” with her classmates. So at home I dug out the only dinosaur book that we haven’t read during our dinosaur theme – Digging Up Dinosaurs. It’s a science book from Let’s Read-and-Find Out series, and it’s a bit too advanced for her. She didn’t want to read it last time, because she was afraid of anything that had to do with skeletons. Now she listened with interest and asked a lot of questions on fossils. I still had 3D dinosaur puzzles that I got for $1 at Michael’s, so after reading a book we did a dinosaur dig of our own. Anna really enjoyed digging out “dinosaur bones” and putting her dinosaur together (with my help). Then she played with him and her other toys for an hour – the dinosaur was very brave and protected everyone during their picnic (all games here involve elaborate food preparation). We also later made another dinosaur that had come in the same pack, and they were chasing each other and putting on dinosaur shows.
I suggested to make some more playdoh food for dinosaurs, but for once Anna was not too interested. Instead she was making “planet Earth” – a big pile of green playdoh on top of a blue ball. She insisted that her Earth will be all green and will only have one big lake. Let’s pretend that this “green Earth” thought is inspired with all “Earth Day” books that we read lately.