As the weather warms up, the kids are going to be playing more outdoors, and it's fun to have some surprises waiting for them. If you can't build a dinosaur sandbox, you'll surely be able to pull off some dino eggs with one of two different recipes out there on the web.
There seems to be two schools of thought when making dinosaur eggs, which are essentially "rocks" that contain treasures inside and are soft enough to break open with hands or simple tools. If you love your coffee, you can use the coffee grounds method that we saw at Play, Create, Explore. Or you can choose the sand and dirt route (shown above) with a recipe at Projects for Preschoolers. Any small toy will work inside, whether it's plastic dinos or other creatures; maybe even a large faux gem or two. Hide them around the yard and let your kids collect and open them, or create your own fun activity for the discovery process.