Monday, 4 February 2013

How to make Dinosaur Eggs

 This week in Dinosaur Club we made our own Dinosaur Eggs! The recipe was super fun and dirty.

We used: 
  • 3 cups of sand
  • 3 cups of soil
  • 1 and 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
First we went around the school searching for the sand and soil. Then we mixed all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Finally, we added the water. We used our hands the whole time.

Once the mix was ready we wrapped it around small toy dinosaurs, so that they could be inside of the eggs:

 The recipe I used made about 20 eggs, so if you wanted more you'd need to increase the proportions. Here are our eggs:
I resisted the urge to tidy them up and just left them as the children had made them. They'll dry over the next few days and when dinosaur club rolls around next week, we will hide them in the sand, then dig them out and crack them open with rocks.
 In other dinosaur-related news....
We got this amazing stuff called Jelli-Baff and mixed it up in the water tray this afternoon. Without really reading the instructions we opened one small pack of Jelli-Baff and mixed it with warm water. We kept adding more and more water until there was about 20 litres of it. I still feel it could be diluted further as it sticks to everyone's arms now when they play with it. We had SO MUCH FUN that we could get NOTHING ELSE DONE during our science lesson: everyone just wanted to keep their hands in the goo the entire time (myself included).

When it was time for dinosaur club I just added glitter and dinos and it was ready to go! I had all sorts of ideas for stuff to put in: English money for Maths lessons, pirates for role play, measuring jugs for capacity: wouldn't it be fun to do a capacity lesson with this stuff, instead of water?

This week I'm just loving my job.

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