All about dinosaurs, fossils and prehistoric animals by Everything Dinosaur team members.
17 03, 2014

Nursery School Children Build a Dinosaur

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Early Years Learn All About Dinosaurs

When a team member from Everything Dinosaur visited a Yorkshire school, he got the chance to work with the teaching team over at the nursery. The enthusiastic nursery children loved showing our dinosaur expert their drawings and talking about their favourite dinosaur.  In return, we conducted a short workshop with the class all about how dinosaurs moved and what fossils feel like.  The children and the teaching team were so inspired by what they had done, that in the afternoon the children went into the playground and built their own dinosaur.

Nursery School Children Construct their own Dinosaur

A playground "Plateosaurus" perhaps?

A playground “Plateosaurus” perhaps?

Picture Credit: Badsworth Primary School/Everything Dinosaur

We had been working with Year 2 and Year 3 children but we were delighted to assist the EYFS teaching team and we were happy to provide lots of exciting extension activities and ideas for them to use with the nursery children.  The dinosaur topic worked well and it was great to see the sensory play area turned into a dinosaur theme park for the day.

17 03, 2014

Nursery School Children Construct Dinosaur

By | March 17th, 2014|Educational Activities, Teaching|0 Comments

Nursery Children Build their own Dinosaur

Whilst on a visit to teach about dinosaurs in school in Yorkshire, one of the Everything Dinosaur team members took a picture of a dinosaur that the nursery class had built as they too studied dinosaurs for the day.  As part of the dinosaur workshop, we were working with Year 2 and Year 3 children, but the nursery children also joined in the day of dinosaur themed activities with some colouring in of pictures of prehistoric animals and an exploration of dinosaurs using the sensory play area.

Nursery School Children Build a Dinosaur

Nursery school children construct a dinosaur in the playground.

Nursery school children construct a dinosaur in the playground.

Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur/Badsworth Primary School

Using the tyres and building blocks from the outside play area along with some crates that the class had borrowed the children were able to build their very own dinosaur.  One of the little palaeontologists pointed out the yellow feet, whilst another explained that they had put building blocks on the tail just like the plates on a Stegosaurus.

The Everything Dinosaur team member was not quite sure what name the children had come up with, but one of the nursery school children said that their dinosaur was “definitely a plant-eater”.

We suggested that this dinosaur should be called “Nurseryosaurus”.

To read more about Everything Dinosaur’s teaching work in schools: Dinosaur Workshops in School

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