The twins learned about dinosaurs in Reception this term. They absolutely loved the topic and for a while all they wanted to do was play with dinosaurs. they were particularly fascinated with what happened to the dinosaurs and we talked about the Ice Age. I thought it would be fun to freeze some dinosaurs for them to excavate.

Frozen dinosaurs

 

 

Molly helped me freeze the dinosaurs overnight. She liked being in on the joke. We added a bit of blue food colouring to make the ice stand out.

Frozen dinosaurs experiment

The twins were really keen to get into the frozen ice and find what was inside. They tried to chip away at the ice but decided that it was best to watch them melt and see what would happen.

Frozen dinosaurs experiment

The dinosaurs looked a bit creepy in the ice.

Frozen dinosaurs experiment

As the ice melted you could make out more details.

Frozen dinosaurs experiment

Can you recognise what dinosaurs are hiding?

Frozen dinosaurs experiment

The ice took all day to melt and the twins got a bit impatient at the end.

Frozen dinosaurs experiment

Finally the dinosaurs were free.

Frozen dinosaurs experiment

This was a really simple yet fun thing to do. It would be a great way to introduce a new toy or to start a dinosaur topic.

Play doh dinosaur eggs

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