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Dinosaurs topic in YR/1/2 - what to have as role play?

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by Twinkles, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Twinkles

    Twinkles New commenter

    I've got loads of great ideas (I hope) for our next term's topic on dinosaurs, but I can't for the life of me think of what to do for role play! Anyone got any great ideas?
    Thanks
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  2. Twinkles

    Twinkles New commenter

    I've got loads of great ideas (I hope) for our next term's topic on dinosaurs, but I can't for the life of me think of what to do for role play! Anyone got any great ideas?
    Thanks
    [​IMG]
     
  3. We had an archaeological role play are with sand trays to dig in and find bones and other objects.
    http://www.archaeology.wyjs.org.uk/wyjs-archaeology-sandtray.asp
    I also found dinosaur bone puzzles and a sand mould of a dinosaur in 8 parts.
    http://www.higgos.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_id=246
    TTs have a dinosaur dig kit -http://www.tts-group.co.uk/shops/tts/Products/PD1856823/Dino-Dig-Excavation-Kit/
    Teachers pet website have a labels - http://displays.tpet.co.uk/#/search/dinosaur

     
  4. Twinkles

    Twinkles New commenter

    Ooh, a bit of Time Team - I like that!
    Thanks for the great ideas [​IMG]
     
  5. we are starting our topic by taking them to a museum and then are having a class museum as our role play area - we are hoping children will lead it after the visit
     
  6. Hi Twinkles
    We've got a roleplay pack on our Teacher's Pet website which covers a dinosaur museum and archaeological dig that you might find useful [​IMG]
    http://displays.tpet.co.uk/#/viewPost/id354
    Kind regards
    Christina
     
  7. I did this with Year R/1 and we based the role play are on the harry and the dinosaurs go rahhhhhh book and had a dentis, it then progressed onto a hosiptal using one of the other harry and the dinosaurs books (could be harry and the robots!)
    HTH
     
  8. We made a dinosaur swamp and cave with a big nest and dinosaur eggs. Lots of large scale group paintings and collages of dinosaurs and trees (handprint leaves, etc). The children loved making the nest and eggs. I had originally wanted to make a large 3D dinosaur using sacks stuffed with straw and then painted green but couldn't get my hands on any sacks quickly enough (I did this for a carnival float when I was about 8 and it was fabulous!).
     
  9. A tuffspot makes a perfect pterodactyl nest :¬)
     
  10. Not a role play idea - but would you like a Dinosaur Board Game I made? You could use it to practice reading, spelling, number bonds, tables etc.
    email: margaret2612@btinternet.com
     

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