Build A Dinosaur Nest

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In this outdoor activity, learners will gather natural materials outside that they think a dinosaur would want to lay its eggs in. Included in this low start up activity is an activity guide with background information on dinosaurs to keep learners engaged. Extensions include having learners first plan out their nest construction and materials choices.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
free per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Natural Materials (Leaves, Twigs, Bark,Etc.)
  • Dinosaur Eggs (Small Rocks)
  • Paper/Pencil (optional)


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth's History

Informal Categories

  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Museum of Life and Science


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