More ‘D’ learning!

With boys i feel we have to be more ‘out of the box’..(knowing this statement WILL change once i begin formal learning with ‘baby’ but for now .. it stands!:)

I was trying to think of an idea/activity for them to do during that ‘witching hour’ (you know between 4:00 and 5:30) SOO i put a bowl of apples in the middle of the table (for snacking) and two shoe boxes.. one filled with oatmeal and “dino bones’ and one filled with kidney beans and ‘dino bones’.

We were gonna Dig for Dino bones! Each child got a paint brush to brush away the sand (oatmeal) or rocks (kidney beans) and an extra plate to drop their finds (scooby doo graham crackers) on… it looked like this!

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The boys surprised me with over 1 hour and 45 mins of playing.. AND my house was NOT destroyed with ‘sand’ and ‘rocks’.. They even asked to play again the next day! SOO worth the $3.00 bones!! I thought this fit in Perfect with the letter were were studying for “Taco’s” LOW program!!

Do you have any cool activities you set up for your kids doing those ‘ever so fun hours’??