My LO is currently obsessed with dinosaurs. I think it probably stems from George in Peppa Pig (“dinosaur, roaaaaarrrrr”) so I decided to make her her very own Jurassic Park. She’d picked up some plastic dinosaurs in a gift shop a few weeks earlier and these dinos had been everywhere with us since (and I mean EVERYWHERE!)
I used a few pieces of bog wood bought from our local aquarium supplies shop, some fircones we collected, black coloured rice, plastic jewels, some little handmade volcanoes and her four beloved plastic dinosaurs.
Lottie enjoyed the feel of the rice, she let it run through her fingers for ages. She also loved the noise it made as she sprinkled it back into the tray from high up.
She then discovered she could pour the rice from one ‘volcano’ to the next. You can just about see from the photo that the volcanoes were made from egg carton bits, turned upside down and dribbled with red, yellow & orange paint to look like lava. Oh and I also drew some black rocks on with a sharpie – gotta love the detail!
Much fun was had by all with this one… and there were lots of shouts of “dinosaur, roaaaarrrrrr” as she played!
Supplies and Suppliers:
Bogwood/sticks/wooden bits and pieces
Rice – coloured black (see this post for a How to guide)
Plastic jewels – http://www.tts-group.co.uk/sparkling-diamond-counters-assorted-colours-100pk/1010102.html
Egg cartons – cut up and painted
PD: sensory exploration, fine motor skills, co-ordination, control
Maths: space, measures
UW: imaginative play, exploring the world, animals