Approx 6 x 10 cm
Create some fossil fun with our Fossil Cards! There are 12 timber cards in the set featuring the skeleton of a leaf, seahorse, frog, crocodile, goanna, shell, Koala, Emu, fish, platypus, kangaroo, and whale. Cover with paper and color with crayons to create some skeletal artwork or bury it in the sand and uncover with a brush creating your very own fossil dig. Children will be entertained for hours with this amazing little set!
This set comes with its own small brush and packaged in an organza drawstring bag.
Use a sand tray at the art area, encourage the child to bury the fossil cards then carefully using the brush dig for them in the sand to emulate an actual fossil dig. Engage in conversation about what he/she is finding in the sand, and discuss where real fossils can be found today and how they are uncovered. Promotes patience, caution, and calmness.
Art group activity, could extend to sustainability and look for natural resources to play with such as sand, dirt, or make your own sand by crushing rocks. Then bury your fossil cards ready for a group dig. Great for open discussions about animals and plantlike.
Take out to the sandpit with little brushes and bury them get the children to carefully dig for the cards in the sand, identifying each card as they uncover them. Promote reading and letter recognition by asking the children to read the name of each card.
Develops fine motor skills, develop creative skills such as inventiveness thinking, and imagination. Communication skills by discussing what they have found, turn-taking skills in sharing the brush, and promoting teamwork.
Made using 3mm plywood, this is an all Australian Made And Owned product.
Every piece of wood used is slightly different in color, texture, and grain. The naturally occurring imperfections seen in the timber (e.g knots, color changes, etc) cannot be removed. These pieces of timber are cut on an engraver and will have slight burn marks on the edges on some sides