Jasper Room has continued on their exploration of the prehistoric world this week. The children have been very interested in eggs after we hatched a dinosaur egg last week. We decided to explore dinosaur eggs in a few different ways. In the water table we melted giant frozen dino eggs and in the sand table we excavated eggs from deep in the sand. At the art table we molded our own dinosaur eggs using clay then after they dried we painted them all different colors. After we created our clay eggs we decided we needed somewhere to keep the eggs. We discussed with the children where they thought dinosaurs kept their eggs and we decided that the eggs needed nests! We went for a walk and collected twigs, branches, pinecones, grass and weeds and then brought them back to the center. Over the course of the week we went in small groups to build our nests. We used small metal bowls and filled them with some of the materials that we collected. After we were done selecting items for our nests we covered them with brown paper mache goop. We had to let them dry for a full day before we could take them out of the bowls. Once they were dry we added the dinosaur eggs to our nests. Check out our display outside the Jasper Room door!