what we did: dino land

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More dinosaurs! As Lucas was leaving to go to his childminder’s house for the day, I had a flash of inspiration for a no-fuss activity we could do when he got home. I’ve been wanting to invite more exploration of natural materials but the weather has been so rubbish lately that none of us feel like spending much time outdoors. Lucas has been playing in an imaginary ‘Dino Land’ with his friends at daycare and I thought we could make a small world ‘dino land’ for him to explore with his figures.

It took less than five minutes to set up – I dashed into our front garden with a plastic tub, and chose leaves and wildflowers of varying sizes, shapes and colours. They needed some drying time so I left them under the radiator. When Lucas came home, we got out his plastic dinosaurs and I let him explore dino land. He enjoyed making the dinosaurs ‘talk’ to each other (they are often all called Bob) and helping them navigate through the leaves and flowers.


About Ellie Thouret

I'm an obsessive knitter based in the UK's North West. Passionate about good food, crafts, home decor and my family.
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