We have done a few dinosaur studies over the last year.

One of the Wolf rank optional requirements for Cub Scouts is a study of dinosaurs.
We watched a lot of Dino Dan and Dino Dana, and used the resources in this TPT unit:
Dinosaur Unit Activities

Most recently, we went to this store: Prehistoric  in Lincoln City on our vacation. In addition to lots of fossils, and animatronic dinos, they have a fossil dig and geology sluicing activity.

A few days later was Paleontology day at Ballyntyne Learning Farm
Teacher Kiely did a lesson on how fossils form over millions of years and how Paleontoligists find dig and study fossils.

After examining some real fossils, we went on a hike up the hill at the farm, found some real deer bones (likely left from a cougar meal) to examine and found dig sites Kiely had set up ahead of time:

kids found multiple "fossils" at their dig site. Here is another blogger post about making them at home.

On the walk, kids gathered leaves, sticks and pieces of bark to imprint into salt dough they got to make.

My kids ended up doing hand prints to paint for Fathers Day.
The salt dough worked, but took a long time to dry, and got a little smooshed in transit, I think I might just get one of these next time.

This would be a great addition to a sensory table or sand box:
Dinosaur Bones Sand Mold Jurassic Fossil (10 Pce Set)

On our last field trip to Omsi, we spent some time in the Paleontology lab:

Some books we have used for studying dinosaurs:
Oh Say Can You Say Dinosaur

Smithsonian Visual Encyclopedia

This book is a favorite with the flip through 3D body parts:

Digging Up Dinosaurs (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Melissa & Doug Dinosaurs Floor Puzzle, Extra-Thick Cardboard Construction, Beautiful Original Artwork, 48 Pieces, 2' x 3'I also pulled out our dinosaur puzzle for Penny to work

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