We’ve been having so much fun at dinosaur summer camp this past month! Kids LOVE dinosaurs and we always have fun with this theme!

Weather permitting, we still spend our mornings outside on our beautiful playground, but the materials on our classroom shelves have changed to reflect our love of these awesome extinct reptiles.

The children have been building dinosaur puzzles, identifying different dinosaur species, and matching, sorting, and identifying dinosaurs with all of the new classroom materials. We’ve been reading books about dinosaurs, playing games about dinosaurs, and, in general, having a dino-saurific time!

Child doing a puzzle at dinosaur summer camp

Last week we enjoyed making our own “fossils” out of salt dough. The children rolled out various bone shapes and used small clay tools to create their own fossilized footprints and other shapes. Those fossils are now available for use during our morning work period and are getting a lot of use.

We also made a tasty dino-themed treat using pretzel sticks and mini marshmallows. “What did you have for snack today, sweetheart?” BONES!

And let’s not forget our dino dig! Cloud dough makes a great sensory substitute for sand when it comes to excavating for dinosaurs!

Dinosaur Summer Camp sure has been fun, but summer’s not over yet! It’s time to cool off with a trip to the OCEAN for our last few weeks of summer camp fun!

We hope you are having a fun summer! What have you and your family been up to since school ended?

Children’s House Montessori School of Reston (CHMS) is a small, family-oriented school located in a peaceful wooded setting in Reston, Virginia. We believe that a child’s first school experience should be filled with curiosity, exploration and opportunities for  independence. We offer half-day and full-day Montessori programs for children 3 years of age through kindergarten.

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