Dino Eggs

Dino Eggs


  • grated Dial Soap
  • small plastic dinosaurs
  • water
  • containers for the soap and bowls for the water
  • small plastic sandwich baggies

Background Information

Dinosaurs like birds and reptiles laid eggs. Some dinosaurs, for example Miasaura, were too large to incubate their eggs with their bodies so they used decaying vegetation to keep the eggs warm.


This activity can be very messy, but the children enjoy the tactile experience. When doing this project it’s best to be outside. If you don’t have that option, ask the children to bring towels from home to cover their work space. Let each child choose a dinosaur. Ask the children to wet their hands. Place some grated soap into each child’s hand and show them how to squish it together to make a little flat “nest.” Keep adding soap and a little water until the child’s nest is large enough to hold their dinosaur. Then the child can start to add water and soap to form their egg. (Smaller children may need help.) Place the egg into a plastic baggie to take home.

Activity provided by:

Fontenelle Forest
1111 N. Bellevue Blvd.
Bellevue, NE 68005

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Category: Group Activities

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 9.1, 9.4, 10.3, 10.4, 13.1, 14.3

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