In our fifth 2-3 year old summer playdate series, Dinosaur Playdate, we had so much fun spending the week imagining a time when dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. We got to dance around to one of our favorite tunes, “We Are the Dinosaurs”, with Ms. Joanie, on Music Monday. We also used dinosaur mats for our friends to practice using tweezers to place the pom pom on the coordinating color–excellent fine motor for our younger ones to practice their hand strength!
We also had different group time games, one of which was sorting different size dinosaurs into their correct bowl. The other game we played was a dinosaur shape matching game, which our friends loved, too!
For some science fun, we used warm water in squirt bottles to melt dinosaurs out of their frozen ice eggs! The ice and water cooled us down on a hot summer morning, and they so enjoyed when they freed the dinosaurs!
On our party day, they got to decorate their own cupcakes with different types of candies and sprinkles, then they dug right in!