Tune in every Tuesday at 2:00 pm on Instagram Live @ROMtoronto as ROM Kids Coordinator and Camp Director Kiron Mukherjee combines his passion for children’s education with storytelling to bring to life science, history and art for you and your loved ones in the comfort of your own home. Kiron will share activities, easy at-home crafts, behind the scenes anecdotes and fun facts—all connected to the ROM collections.
This time on the ROMKids Show we travel back in time to the Mesozoic Era and learn about the basics of dinosaurs! We’ll talk about what makes a dinosaur a dinosaur, what trace fossils are and what they tell us about the past, and how dinosaurs still exist today. Then we’ll make salt dough and create our own dinosaur track trace fossils!
- 1 cup flour
- half cup salt
- dinosaur toy
1. In a bowl pour your flour and salt and mix.
2. Once blended, slowly add a small amount of water, and stir. Keep adding water until you’ve reached a dough that forms a large clump. If your dough is too wet and sticky, add more flour!
3. Roll out your dough to create a flat surface. Next, take your dinosaur toy to create your tracks by pressing the feet into the dough. What happens when tracks are made on other tracks? What happens if you pour water onto the tracks?
As the ROMKids Coordinator & Camp Director, Kiron is the public face of the Royal Ontario Museum’s family and children’s programs. Kiron started volunteering at the ROM at age 14 and has never looked back. Though he majored in history at York University, Kiron also considers his early years as a ROMKids camper to be a highly formative part of his education. Now, he strives to provide engaging and educational kids’ programming so that future generations can look back on their ROM experiences as fondly as he has.