Outdoor Activities for Kids

Fossil Finds

Fossils finds are sometimes waiting in your own back yard. Use this outdoor activity for kids to find fossils where you live, and to learn more from them.

What You'll Need:

  • Sidewalks
  • Paper
  • Crayons

Step One: We think of fossils as ancient reminders captured in stone. But modern fossils are everywhere, and are as close as the sidewalks under your feet. The next time you take a walk, keep your eyes on the cement to make a few modern-day fossil finds.

Step Two: The "fossil" could be an imprint from a shoe, the pecking of a persistent bird, or a chip made by some unseen tool.

Step Three: For extra fun, bring along paper and a crayon to make rubbings of what you discover. Just lay the paper over the "fossil" and rub a crayon across the spot to make an exact "copy" of the image on your page.

Now that you have looked for fossils, go to the next page to find out how to make your own flying copter.

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