Teaching Fossils in K-2

Hey, y'all! One of our favorite science units is when we get to study fossils and dinosaurs. It fits in perfectly with our study of the earth, soil, and rocks, and it's a great fun week to finish up the complete earth science unit.


On Monday, students excavate chocolate chips from cookies just like real paleontologists. They absolutely love it! All they need is a couple of toothpicks and a cookie each.


Tuesday through Thursday, students visit a series of stations making their own fossils and dinosaur skeletons, reading about fossils and paleontologists, and learning important vocabulary words. For different ways on how to work science stations, check out this post here or this post here.


On Friday, each student makes their own dinosaur. These can be made with construction paper, clay, paper mâché, or any other material you'd like. A recording sheet is including for drawing and describing their creatures.



For more information on this unit, you can check it out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here. Have a wonderful week and stay tuned for more amazing resources coming soon.

Stay sweet,

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