I told the children that we were palaeontologists on a dinosaur dig in South America. I hid some cotton wool buds in some sand and gave the girls a pot and paintbrush each, telling them to be extra careful not to damage the bones.
I have discovered a cool way to encourage the children to eat their greens! I sewed baby spinach leaves onto a thread and hung it up, telling the children it was a tree and that any passing stegosauruses (stegosauri?!) were welcome to munch on it. All three girls had a fine time crunching away! :)
Over the past 3 days we have put a second layer of papier mache on our dinosaur eggs, painted a base coat and then added a brighter top coat of paint. Hopefully this weekend Papa will be able to varnish them.
These are from a jigsaw but I covered the radiator in them for the girls to look at. They spent a great deal of time today working out which one they wanted to be.
Monkey Girl also spent a great deal of time today being a dinosaur egg (!) so we had some quiet for a time. :)
I set up a dinosaur land, complete with tunnel and cave, for the girls last night, for when they woke up this morning. Lots of ooohs and aaahs about the new dinosaur window display and then squeals when they opened the front room door :)
The girls had a trip to the dentists to have their teeth scrubbed and polished. Papa took them and we promised that if there were no tears, we would take them, as a special treat, to Activity Land. They were good, came home with sparkling white teeth and so Mummy made a pic-nic to take to Activity Land... We had very tired children by 5pm...