We have stomped Dinosaur stomped our way through week four of our Summer of Fun!
Here’s a quick reminder of what we’ve been up to this week:
reminder of what we’ve been up to this week:
|Making Mondays||Trip out Tuesdays||Wacky Wednesdays||Thinking Thursdays||Foodie
|Make your own dinosaur bones out of salt dough.||Take a trip to a natural history museum||Do you remember the bones you made on Monday? Dig for them today in your own dinosaur excavation!||Make some frozen dinosaur eggs. How do we get the dinosaurs out?||Make dinosaur footprint biscuits.|
This week required a little bit of planning, as some of our activities were done over a couple of days.
We began the week making a basic Salt Dough recipe (equal volumes of plain flour and salt, mixed with approximately half the volume of cold water until they form a soft, but not sticky dough). Miss N was tasked with using her salt dough to make dinosaur bones. I then baked these at 100C (fan oven) for 3 hours.
I used up the leftover salt dough in the evening to make some footprint tiles. After baking and cooling, I painted the footprints and left them out with the matching dinosaurs for the children to explore.
Trip Out Tuesday
We are becoming dinosaur experts after our trip to the National History Museum in London – an amazing trip out Tuesday! Meemoo Pook and I took the opportunity on Tuesday to visit to refurbished Natural History Museum in Luxembourg. While small in comparison to London we still had a great time.
I buried Miss N’s salt dough skeleton in the sandpit, and set out scraping tools and brushes for the children to excavate the skeleton. Add an explorer’s hat, and Miss N looked every bit the expert archaeologist!
Gemma had less space, but still was able to do this brilliantly on a smaller scale too.
Throw in a little dinosaur movement (flap like a pterodactyl, stomp like a stegosaurus or run like a velociraptor) and you have a truly Wacky Wednesday!
We had so much fun playing and exploring with our Dinosaur Swamp with frozen eggs.
We put Mr Z’s excellent mark-making skills to good use by making a basic shortbread biscuit, and pressing the toy dinosaurs into the dough before baking. We added a little icing to the imprints when the biscuits were cool, to make them pop! Yummy! I think Foodie Friday is a perfect end to the week!
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