The Boy is lucky enough to have a fossil collection from his great-grandfather. These make it into school once a year or so. Last year his Mor-Mor did this and ended up making coffee ground fossils and had some activities surrounding it.
This year I am bringing them in and need to have 27 kindergardeners keep busy and well behaved as the teacher works with them one on one.
One of the activities is a work sheet that has the kids fill in the first letter. The work sheet is here: Fossil worksheet.
Another of the activities I created is a match the fossil with what made it. I gathered leaves and plants and made a salt dough. I then pressed the leaves and plants into the dough to create a fossil. I made 5 sets of the plants.
Bake or dry according to instructions.
Then I rubbed black paint into the “fossil” and wiped it off to create more definition.
I saved 5 sets of plants and leaves which I encased in wax paper and made 5 worksheets to match the fossils onto.
Kids can then look at the fossils and match them with what made them.