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Recreate the land of the dinosaurs with these ideas for role play and miniature worlds
In this article:
1. Land of the dinosaurs
Bring the world of dinosaurs alive!
Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
Development Matters: learn by interacting with others (birth–11 months); look to others for responses which confirm, contribute to, or challenge their understanding of themselves.
Early Learning Goal: work as part of a group or class, taking turns and sharing fairly, understanding that there needs to be agreed values and codes of behaviour for groups of people, including adults and children, to work together harmoniously.
What you need
Group size: groups of four to six children.
Role-play area with soft toys or plastic dinosaurs, drapes for background drops, dinosaur masks, props, resources for trees.
What to do
Invite children to recreate the land of dinosaurs in your role-play area. Ask them to think about how a world inhabited by dinosaurs would look. Where did they live? What did they eat? Encourage the children to make 3D scenery with junk modelling materials, for example trees from large cardboard tubes.
Provide plastic dinosaurs and dinosaur masks so that children can act out and retell stories about dinosaurs in their play. Allow time for children to explore the area and play.
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