Fossil Kindergarden Activities

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.

Black painted salt dough fossils

Black painted salt dough fossils

I saved 5 sets of plants and leaves which I encased in wax paper and made 5 worksheets to match the fossils onto.

Fossil work sheet

Fossil work sheet

Kids can then look at the fossils and match them with what made them.

Matched up fossils

Matched up fossils

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