A few Roarsome ideas to pack some Dinomite into your home learning!
Idea 1. Dinosaur Shadow drawing.
All you need is some toy dinosaurs or if you don’t have any dinosaurs you could use other animals or objects. A large sheet of paper/ a roll paper such as old wrapping paper or old wallpaper, the sun and a pencil.
First, find a spot in the garden where the sun is shining, layout your dinosaurs. Can you see how they are making a shadow? Next, draw around the shadows. Do you notice anything about your shadow dinosaur you’ve drawn? Does it look the same? Is it different? Compare them, why do you think this has happened? Would it look different or the same from a different area of your garden or later on this afternoon?
Idea 2. Dinosaur imaginative play.
Set up a small world/ play dough station with some toy dinosaurs, stones, sticks, leaves. Can you make a dinosaur scene? Give it a name like Dinoland! What could you add/ change to make your dinosaur's creation unique or different? Can you talk to a grown-up about your creation? What dinosaurs live there? Why not research some of the dinosaurs you have used.
Idea 3. Make your own dinosaur eggs! Yes, real dinosaur eggs!
All you need is:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup coffee grounds
1/2 cup water
1. Mix flour, salt, and coffee grounds together in a bowl.
2. Add the water a little bit at a time, mixing it into the dry mixture. The mixture should be thick and a little sticky, so it can be molded into the eggs.
3. If you want to make different colored eggs, just split the dough into different bowls and add about 10-12 drops of food coloring. Mix with a spoon.
4. Shape the dough into dinosaur eggs. Place on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper and bake for about 20 minutes at 225 degrees until the eggs harden.
5. Let the eggs cool completely before handling. Then have fun!
This dough recipe would also work really well for making fossils! Just flatten out the dough, press plants, dinosaurs, or other objects into the dough and bake 🐾
Let me know how you get on!