Dinosaurs in Reception – Jenni’s Story

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I was really chuffed that Jenni took the time to drop me a quick email to tell me that she had tried the recipe for dinosaur eggs that I had posted. It sounded like they had such a good time, I asked her to write me a post all about it…. I was so pleased that Alistair asked me to write about the fantastic dinosaur experience we recently had at our nursery – all thanks to ABC DOES!  I logged on to ABC DOES, as usual, just to see what was happening. There it was, a recipe for dinosaur eggs – yippee, just what I needed to spice up our ‘theme’ – All creatures great and small!  Alongside our ‘theme’ … Read More

Make your own dinosaur eggs!

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When it comes to dinosaurs, there is hardly an Early Years setting that doesn’t dig up a bone or two at some point during the year. Wherever I go, dinosaurs never fail to capture the imagination of lots of children.  Imagine finding this box of goodies buried in your outdoor area! all photos from and abcdoes project at Moor Park Primary find out more here In most settings the dinosaur discovery starts with some bones or an egg. Bones are relitively easy to get hold of or make. Even if you haven’t got a collection of sheeps skulls and foxes jaw bones like me, you can usually lay your hands on some big bones from the butcher and boil them … Read More