Preschool Lesson Plan for Digging for Fossils

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Preschool lesson plans for digging for fossils are a great way to get kids interested in a complicated topic at an early age. Find out about preschool lesson plans for digging for fossils with help from an experienced educator in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Tiffany Overton, and I am the founding partner of Eldridge Overton Educational Programs. Today, I'm going to talk about a fun fossil activity that you can do with your preschool children. Now preschool students should know that dinosaurs were animals that lived long ago. We know that dinosaurs were in existence because of fossils. Fossils are the imprints that the dinosaurs left behind. Now one activity to introduce the study of fossils and dinosaurs is by doing leaf imprints. What you can do is distribute leaves to the children, cover it with paper and have the children color on top of the leaves and when they are done, they have a leaf rubbing and then you would explain to the children that this is one way we collected evidence of the different plants and animals that lived long ago. Another way to introduce this concept is by using Play Doh or clay for the children to press their hands into it and leave a print behind and then they have their own example of what a fossil looked like. I hope that you have found these ideas useful. Again my name is Tiffany Overton. I am the founding partner of Eldridge Overton Educational Programs and I thank you for watching.

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