Digging Out Dinosaurs In The “Ice Age” For World Water Day

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I have never heard of World Water Day until this year.  It started in 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. The UN works on many water entities such as distributing drinking water during disasters, protecting ecosystems, making sure that water is of sufficient quality, ensuring that our cities have enough water infrastructure, measuring progress of access to sanitation, looking at how we will have enough water to make food. 

 

Family Christian is partnering with World Vision in an effort to help people all over the world by showing the love of Christ and providing basic needs. It is easy to sponsor a child through World Vision. World Vision has a water fund which you can donate small amounts up to very large amounts.

 

 

I decided to do a water theme activity with my children.  

 

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In our homeschool curriculum we learned about The Ice Age from a Biblical stand point. A glacier is made up of thousands of tons of ice which is layered in sheets and covers miles and miles. The context of the lesson was why did the earth ever get that cold and why did it warm again? My children and I went back to the Great Flood (In Genesis). Before the flood it had never rained. Scientist believe that there was a type if large cloud or blanket of vapor that covered the whole earth. Which is even described in the book of Genesis 2:5-6 – 5 before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.

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The blanket of vapor over the earth insulated the world so there was no need for rain. The flood in Genesis rained 40 days and 40 nights causing many changes to earth. In Genesis 7:11  In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. This verse describes a great volcanic upheavals where the earth’s crust  was fractured. This entire event went on for the whole time of the flood until God stopped it  Genesis 8:1-2.4 From a Christian standpoint men, women, children and animals lived. Our lesson asked what happened to the dinosaurs? There are many theories. One idea is that after the flood there was not enough vegetation / food for these large beasts. Other think the climate was a problem for the dinosaurs to survive. 

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This hands on activity gave my kids a chance to learn about the Ice Age and dinosaurs.  It was a great way to cover all aspects including water!

Materials Needed:

Plastic Containers With Lids

Small Plastic Dinosaur Toys

Water

Butter Knife 

 

Since these are plastic toys some may float so start off by adding about 1/2 inch to the bottom of the container and then freeze.  Add the small dinosaurs more water and then freeze again. Once frozen pop the ice out of the container and put on a large cookie sheet. I gave my older kids a butter knife to pick out the dinosaurs out of the ice.

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Have you ever heard or World Water Day? If so what are you doing this World Water Day?

  

Mama to 5 Blessings  wrote this post on the behalf of Family Christian Bookstore.  Mama to 5 Blessings received product in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in any way.  Mama to 5 Blessings is disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

 


Comments

  1. This is such a great idea! I bet kids will love doing this!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That is such a cool idea. My kids would LOVE it if I did this.

  3. Digging dinos out of a frozen ice block is such a creative way to teach kids about the Ice Age!

  4. My kids would absolutely adore this! And I couldn’t help but laugh at the look on your son’s face when he had the knife. What a fun way to learn!

  5. What a great idea for March Break

  6. What a fun idea – it looks like your kids are having a wonderful time with it as well πŸ™‚

  7. That is such a cute activity, Tyler would really love this.

  8. That sounds like such a fun learning activity. I know both of my kids really enjoyed learning about dinosaurs in school

  9. That is so cool. I love the whole ice idea.

  10. Danielle K says:

    This is a fantastic activity – perfect for learning. I’ll definitely be trying this with my son.

  11. I love the picture with the safety glasses! Looks like they had a pretty good time.

  12. I have not heard of World Water Day! I am loving how you incorporated this into a fun kid’s activity.

  13. I have never heard of World Water Day before!! This is a fun activity for kids, I think it would be a blast when its hot outside to!

  14. I had not heard of World Water Day. I love that you managed to teach the kids about it- and about dinosaurs!

  15. I love how World Vision is always giving to those in need! This is such a fun idea, having the kids dig for dinos to learn about more about water!

  16. I have never heard of this day but now I have and I enjoyed this information. You really did a great job making this learning experience a fun one too. You can see on the little one’s faces that they loved it.

  17. That looks like such fun! My kids would have a blast with this!

  18. Very cool activity for kids–and a great way for them to learn about this.

  19. This is such a wonderful idea and it looks like a lot of fun

  20. Oh my, this is so cute and such a wonderful idea! I have never come across anything like this before. These boys look like they are enjoying this too much πŸ™‚ Great post! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This would be a great activity to do with the kids. I would be a little scared if the knife tho.

  22. I didn’t know it was world water day but my little one would love this activity!

  23. Water scarcity is truly a problem for so many. Interesting tie in for your kids.

  24. What a cool idea, any young boy would love to go picking for dinosaurs in some ice!

  25. Wow I love this! What a cool idea!

  26. I have never heard of Water Day. We’re in a serious drought in California so it sounds like a great day to learn about conserving it to us πŸ™‚

  27. What a neat idea. My youngest is 9 and would probably love it. For that matter my two teens may like it as well. Hey, I think I would even enjoy it! We’re going to try it. And, by the way, no, before reading this post I had never heard of World Water Day either.

  28. No, I have never heard of World Water Day. I think you came up with a great activity to teach the kids about glaciers. It is a great and fun way to teach them,

  29. Rachelle J says:

    I love finding creative (and fun!) ways to teach kids lessons. I bet your kids had a blast with this!

  30. Aaah, what a cute and great idea! I bet my niece and nephew will love this the next time we babysit!

  31. I have heard of World Water day. We celebrate by explaining the importance of the water to our kids. This activity is so fun

  32. what a fun activity for kids. Who am i kidding I would love this.

  33. My girls love doing this! My favorite it to make one for the puppy! He has a great time and keeps him busy for hours!!

  34. This is such a fun activity for my son, he is obsessed with dinosaurs!

  35. Sounds like a fun activity. I’ve never heard of World Water Day either.

  36. Seem like tons of fun for the kids. Awesome idea.

  37. Those are better than the kit I purchased once. YOu can keep doing it over and over agin.

  38. Great project for the kiddos. Good ideas for sure

  39. I’ve heard of Water Day:-) This is a cool idea as it relates to the activity but I’m kinda worried that the water might be wasted to make the ice

  40. What a great learning activity. I would love to do this with my kids.

  41. Jess Weaver says:

    My kids would have a wonderful time digging in the ice. They get a kick out of stuff like this!

  42. This is a cool educational activity. We did something like this with our homeschoolers using baked oatmeal and raisins. We taught about excavation.

  43. I’ve never heard of World Water Day! I always assumed the dinosaurs did not survive the flood. I’d never heard these other theories. Interesting!!

  44. My son loves dinosaurs and ice — I need to try this!

  45. Debbie Denny says:

    I had heard of World Water Day. Love the Ice age dinosaurs.

  46. This is just such a fun activity to do with kids – I didn’t know about world day until I saw this post – awesome.

  47. What a fun idea with the ice. I’m positive my kids would like that too. I just checked out the World Vision site too. It’s not what I initially thought it was, so now I’ve learned about something new. It sounds very organized and full of good aid/ideas/works.

  48. This looks fun. A butter knife in the hands of my kids would be dangerous though!

  49. Very cool project. I didn’t even think about making a craft for the kids to do on World Water Day, thanks for sharing

  50. What an awesome idea! My girls would LOVE to do this! Thanks for the tip!

  51. You are such a creative and fun Mom! I wish I had that thought when my kid and nephew were interested in dinosaurs. Well I’ll definitely pass on that fun activity to my sis-in-law who has two little ones. πŸ™‚

  52. This s a great way to teach children about World Water Day and archaeology.

  53. Looks like a fun time, I am going to have to do this with my kids! Thanks!

  54. Fun activity – great way to teach kids about archaeology. Davey would have fun doing this.

  55. Great activity for kids. You have got to watch Water Wars. It is not a kid movie but it is discusses the privatization of water and is super educational for older kids.

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