D is for Dinosaur


D is for Dinosaur.  A fearsome T-rex can be made using a large oval for a body, and a smaller oval for his head.  Another small oval indicates his meaty thighs and a diamond makes his tail.  Children can draw in his face and iconic wee arms.  

I happen to love dinosaurs and have plastic dinosaur models available for free-play in my classroom.  The dinosaur models also make a fitting and engaging subject for small-world play.   

Small-world play provides children an opportunity to use imagination and problem solving skills, to gather and place resources to set-up a miniature model bio-region.  Through this activity they learn about eco-systems and biological requirements.  Children use their imagination to bring the small-world to life.


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