Kids - Excavating frozen Dinosaurs
Thanks to our local library I was able to request all three movies in a pack and we had three nights of dinosaur movie action. Kids ruling, the first one was the best. I agree.
Take some plastic dinosaurs and put them in some Tupperware or a bowl, fill it with water, add some food coloring to help hide them, put it in the freezer. We had a collection of dinosaurs from the dollar store that we accumulated over the years of two kids. You can also purchase a bag of tiny or medium dinosaurs for less than $10 on Amazon, or search your local dollar store for a couple. Any size will work.
The dinosaurs tend to float when you put them into the bowls, I put make-shift plastic lids to hold the dino's down while they froze.
Once they are frozen you dump the bowl upside down and let the kids have at it! My kiddo's used squirt guns, cups of water, a meat mallet and the dog to help dig the dino's out.