Toy Paleontologist

Urban Papa

I was watching a show about dinosaurs on TV a few days ago with my daughter, and she asked questions on why dinosaurs are no more and what the paelontologist were doing digging the ground and smashing rocks.

It got me thinking of an activity for Vira related to the dinosaur paleontology. I took some of her toys this morning and put them inside a container which I filled with water and placed them in the freezer.

Frozen toys, a fork for picking, and an explorer hat for atmosphere

Later I looked for things that will drive her imagination. I got my grandfather’s old hat from the attic, it looks like an explorer hat. After the freezing process, I gathered the hat, ice block of toys, a fork and a small hammer.

Before we got started, I told her a story about the lost toys. “We need to find them!” I said to her, and then made her wear the hat. We walked around the house, searching high and low, and then I said that I heard something in the freezer. Oh no, the toys are frozen, we must get them out.

We took the toys outside to the porch and I gave her a fork to slowly chip the ice. “Slowly”, I said, “we don’t want to hurt them”.

 Fun breaking the ice

I used a hammer first to make a big crack on the ice, Vira did the rest. She had a lot of fun. Hopefully this will enhance her motoric skills. Its a great game to play during a hot summer day.



  1. Liz
    Liz March 4, 2010 at 2:41 am

    Excellent idea urban papa, Will try to copy that in summer day.

  2. thelilsoldier
    inga March 4, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Cool! Pas bgt nih Raka lg suka baca ttg dino dan fossil.
    Thanks for the idea, Urban Papa Chandra :)

  3. mama kinar
    mama kinar March 4, 2010 at 8:33 am

    keren sekali idenya, urban papa! tks!

  4. meralda
    meralda March 4, 2010 at 10:33 am

    cool idea! ice is cool, rite?

  5. March 4, 2010 at 11:36 am

    wah, perfect banget nih buat cuaca di singapur akhir2 ini… dicoba ah… thanks, chan! btw, vira cantiiiik!

  6. superpippo
    Astrid Lim March 4, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    waa…seru bangett..pengen cepet” baby yo gede deh, biar bisa coba ide” activity yang ada disini….btw, suka sama topinya, bisa pas gitu ya?? vira is so adorable =)

  7. djemima
    Jemima Iskandar March 4, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Serrrruu. Thanks for the tipp! Viranya cantik bangettttttt! x)

  8. sLesTa
    shinta lestari March 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    cool activity nih! i can see naia doing this in the reservoir’s sand box. she loves it there and she brings all the tools with to dig into the sands. next time, i’ll hide something. thanks for the idea, chan!

    btw, vira cantiiikkk bangeetttt!! love her smile..

  9. meralda
    meralda March 4, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Vira manis kayak none2 Belanda dulu yaa…
    makin gede makin langsing… duuuh… bibit unggul nih…

  10. sukie
    Sukma Pertiwi March 4, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Setuju sama Astrid, jadi pengen bayi cepet gede nih…biar bisa niru kegiatan yang cool ini :)

    btw setuju sama komen yang di atas, Vira manisss :)

  11. ninit
    ninit yunita March 4, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    chan… idenya oke banget :) mau dicontek ah kapan2 :)
    vira cantik banget deh… di sini mirip sama rika… btw topinya kereeen! :)

  12. ninit
    ninit yunita March 4, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    chan… idenya oke banget :) mau dicontek ah kapan2 :)
    vira cantik banget deh… di sini mirip sama rika… btw topinya kereeen! :)

  13. Brenda
    Brenda March 4, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Wah Chandra, keren banget idenya…asiiik sekarang Vanya punya alasan yg bagus main2 sama es batu…thank you ya Chan…

    Btw Vira dah tambah besar dan tambah cantik pula… salam buat semua ya..

  14. Urban Papa
    Chandra Marsono March 5, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Thank you everyone, baru bisa bales nih habis bedrest. Vira juga mau bilang thank you, nih biar dia sendiri yang nulis:

    ohncich23f-93jjf jsoajdpjijd23

    Ya itu kata Vira dalam jurus ketiknya dia, artinya kurang lebih: “terima kasih tante atas pujiannya”.

  15. thea rizkia
    thea rizkia March 7, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    cool papa chandra. got me thinking too of what creative game for my 2 month old baby:)

  16. eka
    Eka Wulandari Gobel March 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    vira is really a beautiful paleontologist, and papa chandra is a cool papa! tfs, papachan!

  17. Urban Papa
    Chandra Marsono March 8, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Thank you. One last tip: akan lebih baik kalau beli mainan dinosaurus karet dari pasar, unexpensive dan banyak. Lebih mirip fosil.

  18. YSee
    Yesi Yulia R./Wisesa March 11, 2010 at 11:37 am

    Aaah…what a good idea..
    Mau coba ah minggu ini.
    Berarti hrs beli dino2 di pasar gembrong nih kekeke.
    Tengkyu urban papa…

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