Reading the book, ‘Captain Flinn & the Pirate Dinosaurs’ as part of our pirates work, has led to the children talking more about dinosaurs. So we have enjoyed a few activities this week (you can see what we did on dinosaurs last year in this post)…
Beads & Dinosaurs
These little dinosaur soap pads were bought from eBay two or three years ago. The children used the tweezers to pick up the beads & balance them on the suction pads.
We did try it with marbles, but they rolled all over the floor & it got a little dangerous!
Dinosaur Counting and Number Recognition
Numbered stones, wood slices, wooden discs & dinosaurs…
Dinosaur Counting Game
I made this simple game a couple of years ago, but it’s still going strong… the children simply roll a dice & then add the correct number of spikes to their dinosaur.
If you would like a copy of the game, you can download it here: Dinosaur number game from Rachel (“,)
Ten Terrible Dinosaurs
A fun book for counting…
…and other shape creations…
Dinosaur books, dinosaurs & mark-making materials…
Dinosaur Transient Art Pictures
…with cotton buds & dinosaur silhouettes. I saw this idea online & thought we’d have a go.
I added my homemade triangular prism mirror box to the table this week, & also some dinosaurs & natural materials.
The photos don’t do justice to the reflections created, but they are amazing! The children spent a long time moving their heads round to change what they could see…
Dinosaurs & Dough
We enjoyed creating ‘impressions’ in the dough too…
(Watery gelibaff in the water tray.)
(Shaving foam & colouring.)
We did some mark making in this too, but no pics as my fingers were covered 😉
Letter Recognition on the Lightbox
Nothing to do with dinosaurs!!
Thanks for reading!
– Rachel (“,)