Fun Dinosaur Wash Activity For Preschoolers

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Kids love dinosaurs. And they’ll love this dinosaur car wash activity even more because they get to learn about these prehistoric creatures while getting clean at the same time!

This activity can be done inside, outside, or in the bathtub, and all you need are some dinosaur figurines, soap, and water. Kids will love getting their hands soapy as they wash these colorful dinosaurs!

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Kids love dinosaurs. And they’ll love this dinosaur wash activity even more because they get to learn about these prehistoric creatures while getting clean at the same time!

Let’s get started!

Supplies Needed for Your Dino Wash

To get started, gather the supply list below!

Dinosaur figurines: any kind will do, but plastic ones work best since they can get wet without being damaged. You can find these at most toy stores.

Soap or bubble bath: liquid soap works best, but bar soap will work in a pinch. You can also use dishwashing liquid or bath bubbles.

Water: just regular old tap water is fine. If you’re doing this activity outside, you can use a hose or bucket of water instead.

Two containers (for washing and rinsing their dinosaurs)

Washing supplies: sponges, brushes, or washcloths. If you don’t have any of these things on hand, kids can just use their hands to wash the dinosaurs.

Feel free to use the dinosaur figurines you already have lying around your home. Or, to make things extra exciting, a container of new dinosaur figurines from the store.

We used a simple washcloth and sponge for our dino bath.

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It’s Dino Bath Time

Now it’s time to have some fun and clean those dinosaur figurines! This activity is sure to be a hit with any dinosaur lover. And it’s a great way to sneak in some learning too!

Instructions for Dino Wash:

STEP 1. Introduce the dinosaur wash activity to your kids by showing them the dinosaur figurines. Or you can have your child select a dinosaur to wash from their collection of dinosaurs if they have some.

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STEP 2. Add soap or bubble bath to the dinosaur wash bucket and let them start scrubbing! Ask them if they want to help you wash the dinosaurs. This is where all the fun begins!

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While they are scrubbing in all the nooks and crannies of the dinosaur. This would be a great time to share a few fun dinosaur facts with your dino-loving child.

Fun dinosaur facts:

– Dinosaurs first appeared on Earth around 235 million years ago.

– There are over 1,000 different dinosaur species.

– The largest dinosaur was the Argentinosaurus which could weigh up to 90 tons and was almost the same size as the width of a football field!

– The smallest dinosaur was the Microraptor which was only about 2 feet long.

Read more fun dino facts here!

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STEP 3. Rinse off each dinosaur with water. You can use a hose, bucket, or cup to rinse them. We used a separate container to do the rinse-off process.

If it’s warm outside, this would be a fun outdoor activity!

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STEP 4. Once all of the dinosaur figurines are rinsed off, let them air dry or dry them off with a towel.

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Must Read Books During Your Dino Car Wash

Fascinating crafts are always accompanied by great books! Check out these captivating dinosaur reads.

I-Spy Dinosaurs

This is such a fun dinosaur book for kids! Let your child follow along as they teach the ABCs with dinosaurs.

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs

Come learn all about dinosaurs with this National Geographic Dinosaur book!

Dinosaur Wash Activity Summary

Now your child’s dinosaur collection is nice and clean, and they had a blast doing it! This dino wash activity can be done repeatedly with different dinosaurs or even other small toys. It’s a great way to keep kids entertained while teaching them a little bit about these fascinating creatures.

So, what are you waiting for? Go grab those dinosaur figurines and get started on your own dinosaur wash!

Also, we would love to hear about your dinosaur wash experiences! How did it go? What fun dinosaur facts did you share with your child? Let us know in the comments below!

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