Dinosaur Day

Hello, my name is Gemma Everson and I am a children’s author, a teacher and also a mum.
Today we are celebrating all things dinosaurs! There are so many different dinosaurs and we will be learning about a few. Join us for fossil fun, dinosaur movement and fun craft.

9.30am Activity:
Meet the Dinosaurs

There are lots of different dinosaurs and I have picked just four for us to look at today. We will learn the names and clap them out to help us say them. Then we will learn some fun facts about them too and compare them to each other. Which is your favourite?

Grown Ups:

Encourage your child to describe each dinosaur giving them the vocabulary they need to describe body parts and characteristics. This activity will help your child to develop their expressive and scientific vocabulary.

10.30am Activity:
Make Your Own Dinosaur Fossil

Fossils are really fascinating. We find them under the ground and they help us to find out more about dinosaurs. Make some salt dough using 4 cups flour. 1 cup table salt. 1.5 cups water and then imprint toy dinosaurs, animals or people to make a fossil.

Grown Ups:

This activity will develop your child’s gross motor skills as they roll out the dough and press in the dinosaur shapes.

1:30pm Activity:
Make a Dinosaur Mask

For this activity you will need a paper plate, coloured card, scissors, glue and string. We will make a roar-some Triceratops mask together!

Grown Ups:
This activity will allow your child to develop their cutting skills and imaginative skills.

2:30pm Activity:
Dinosaur Movements

In this activity we will pick six dinosaurs and think about the movements that could go alongside them. We will give each dinosaur a number and then roll a dice to see which move we need to do. Try stomping, stretching, flying, waddling, roaring or paddling.

Grown Ups:

Help your child to come up with some of their own ideas to match how the dinosaurs move. This supports children's imaginative skills and physical development.

If you've finished these and still have time for fun...

If you would like to do a little bit more, find out about other dinosaurs. Can you name the other dinosaurs in activity 1?

Story time:
Diana the Dinosaur by Jude Lennon
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