Wednesday, 18 May 2011

More Dinosaur Stuff - Banner, Foam Model and taking them out for a walk.

My laminator is my best friend. Paper does not always lead to happy activities in our house as one child likes to eat it and the other likes to rip it up!  For this banner I cut the dinosaurs out of coloured paper and wrote a letter on each one (spelling dinosaur) and laminated most of them first.  I left three for colouring and once done, I laminated those too! We decorated the others with coloured sticky dots and pegs for spikes.  I got the clothes peg idea from No Time For Flash Cards.

James then threaded them all onto a length of wool, ready to be hung up.

Without stating the obvious too much here, we were able to cover a lot of things with this activity - colours, counting (pegs and dinosaurs), bit of literacy, fine motor skills, mark making and creative stuff - it worked well for us.

Also this week we found some great dinosaur stuff in The Works clearance sale - a puppet which Charlie is very taken with and is helping us with our songs, a jelly mould (I am collecting far to many of these!) and a foam model which I decided to give a try as it was half price. I did the model with James as he is quite good at getting the concept of putting things 'on' and he did really well with it.  We've had some window coverings put up recently so we have been able to put the model on James' windowsill for him to see. This is great, as usually we have to put anything that can be damaged or sabotaged out of sight. 

We took our dinosaurs for a walk on the beach this week too!  They made some lovely footprints in the sand....

.....I keep wondering if anyone found them?!

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