Dinosaurs and birds

Aimed at children aged 4-7, this pick-and-mix collection of cross-curricular activities and facts will enrich Science, Maths, English, DT, Music, Drama and PE lessons.

Dinosaurs

Activity 1: Dinosaur timeline

Make an arm-span timeline to help visualise time (Maths, Science)

Activity 2: Discover a dinosaur

Explore the story of a species of dinosaur discovered in 2004 (English, Science)

Skeletons

Activity 3: Dinosaur skeleton

Find out about Dippy's skeleton and compare the shape and size of some body parts to your own (Maths, Science)

Activity 4: Longest bone

Discover the longest bone in your body and find out what dinosaurs were the same height as you! (Maths, Science)

The resources and curriculum links for this activity are coming soon.

Activity 5: Dinosaur feet

Investigate foot length and structure in humans, dinosaurs and living animals (Maths, Science)

Food

Activity 6: Dinosaur dinners

Sort and match dinosaurs to their diets and learn about how different animals are classified as carnivore, herbivore or omnivore (Science, DT)

Activity 7: Feed the birds

Make bird cakes in recycled containers and use them to encourage wildlife (Science, DT)

Habitats

Activity 8: Animal architects

Experiment with different natural materials to discover how birds build nests in different habitats (Science, DT, English)

Activity 9: Build a bird

Design a bird from a selection of wings, feet and beaks that make it well suited to a particular habitat (Science, DT)

Activity 10: Dinosaur habitats

Discover Dippy's world and imagine a day in a dinosaur's life (Science, English)

Walk like a dinosaur

Activity 11: Calculating my stride

Measure and record stride length (Maths, Science)

Activity 12: Dinosaur trackways

Investigate the stride lengths of different types of dinosaurs using life-size footprint cut-outs (Maths, Science)

Activity 13: Make your own dinosaur feet

Make and decorate tie-on dinosaur feet to wear (DT)

Activity 14: Herding dinosaurs

Follow instructions and work as a group in this movement and dance activity (PE, Drama, English)

Thinking and listening

Activity 15: Which dinosaur are you?

Take part in an exercise in self-reflection, movement and dance, working individually (English, PE)

Activity 16: Listen to the world

Imagine how the Jurassic world might have sounded (English, Music)

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