Dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs!

Dinosaurs have been a big feature of natural play in my classroom for a while now, so I set up various actives related to them. Very similar to many I have set up before 🙂

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Dinosaur Inspired Number Work

Counting and number recognition with dinosaurs- from Rachel (",)

If you’d a like a copy of the dinosaurs pictured below, you can get a FREE copy from this post.

Numbered dinosaurs for number recognition and fine motor skills- FREE printable from Rachel (",)

Working with numbered dinosaurs - FREE printable from Rachel (",)

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Shape Play

Dinosaurs created with shapes - from Rachel (",)

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Small World Play

Dinosaur small world area from Rachel (",)

Playing in a Dinosaur World - from Rachel (",)

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Dinosaur Dough with Loose Parts

Dough, dinosaurs and loose parts - from Rachel (",)

Dough, dinosaurs and loose parts - from Rachel (",)

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Fine Motor Work

Dinosaur inspired Finger Gym - from Rachel (",)

Push Pins and Dinosaur Outlines 

Push pins and dinosaur outlines - from Rachel (",)

Dinosaur Soap Pads

Using fine motor skills to place the beads onto dinosaur soap pads - from Rachel (",)

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Dinosaur Swamp

Soap flakes and food colouring…

Dinosaur swamp - water, soap flakes and food colouring... from Rachel (",)

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Mark Making Early Handwriting Patterns in Sand

Early handwriting patterns in sand - FREE printable from Rachel (",)

One little one made it her business to copy all the patterns!

Copying early handwriting patterns in sand - FREE printable from Rachel (",)

If you’d like a copy of the Early Handwriting Pattern cards, you can download them from this post.

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Transient Art

Transient art with dinosaurs and loose parts - from Rachel (",)

Sometimes, ALL the loose parts go in the picture…

ALL the loose parts in the picture! - from Rachel (",)

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LED Box

Great fascination and discussion about the dinosaurs in the LED box…

Talking about the dinosaur in the LED box - from Rachel (",)

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Book Discussions

Dinosaur book basket - from Rachel (",)

Lots of lovely book talk too!

Book talk - from Rachel (",)

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Story Telling

Telling dinosaur stories - from Rachel (",)

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Sensory Basket

Sensory basket with dinosaurs - from Rachel (",)

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Building for Dinosaurs

In the construction area…

Building for dinosaurs - from Rachel (",)

Construction area play - from Rachel (",)

On the light panel…

Building for dinosaurs on the light panel - from Rachel (",)

Building on the light panel - from Rachel (",)

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Silhouettes on the OHP

Dinosaur silhouettes on the OHP... from Rachel (",)

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Drawing

Invitation to draw - from Rachel (",)

Drawing dinosaurs - from Rachel (",)

Dinosaurs on the Interactive Whiteboard - from Rachel (",)

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Dinosaur Baths

Bathing dinosaurs- from Rachel (",)

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Dinosaur Feasts

Feeding dinosaurs - from Rachel (",)

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Water Play

Water play outdoors from Rachel (",)

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Problem Solving

Had to share this. What do you do when you want to stop the water escaping from the funnel? Pull the end off one of the basters and plug the hole at the bottom of course! 🙂

Funnel problem solving - plugging the end... from Rachel (",)

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Thanks for reading!

Dinosaur love - from Rachel (",)

Don’t forget that you can also find me on FacebookInstagramTwitter &  Pinterest

Would love you to come & say hello! 🙂 

– Rachel (“,)

Dinos in the construction area - from Rachel (",)

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10 Comments

  1. Fantastic inspiration, as always! Thank you 🙂

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    • Ah, thank you, Sharon! 🙂

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  2. Wonderful hands on activities to inspire!

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    • Thanks, Nancy! 🙂

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  3. Rachel,
    WOW just WOW! your pictures and posts are so inspirational. It’s wonderful how you carry through the interest into so many areas of provision and I love how you integrate loose parts. Thank you for sharing. I can’t wait for the next one.

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    • That was a lovely message! Thank you! 🙂

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      • You’re welcome, your inspirational post has inspired us to change our MTP and follow a consistent interest of one of our children and run with the dinosaur theme. If only i could find some dinosaur soap pads, i love them.

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        • Try eBay 🙂

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  4. Love all of your ideas!! AMAZING!

    Would love to see a post just dedicat d to the outdoors though 🙂 xx

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    • If you search ‘Outdoors at my Setting’ you’ll find one 😉
      Also ‘Making Marks Outdoors’ 🙂

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