Mark Maker Monday's Ziggy!


Ziggy loves zigzags! He is our final mark maker in this series and we had lots of fun with a Dinosaur theme!

We had so much fun this morning with our Dinosaur activity! If you would like to watch the video you can view it here on the Little Messy Learners Mandurah and Rockingham Facebook Page!

Dinosaur excavation

What you need

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup coco powder
  • 1 cup oil
  • Bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Tray
  • Dinosaurs
  • Pastry brush or paint brush

What you need to do

  • Mix the flour, coco powder and oil in a bowl using the wooden spoon, then use your fingers to blend together (if you have an older child they could help with this)
  • Lay the Dinosaurs in the bottom of your tray and cover them with the flour mix
  • Encourage your child to uncover the Dinosaurs using the brushes and then bury them again!

Volcano experiment

What you need

  • 1 cup of bicarbonate soda
  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • A few drops of food colouring
  • A small narrow, shallow cup or bowl (we used a plastic volcano from Kmart)
  • Syringes (we used Panadol ones)
  • Tray

What you need to do

  • Pour the bicarbonate soda into the cup and then place in the tray (very important!)
  • In another cup mix the vinegar and food colouring
  • Encourage your child to use the syringe to draw up the vinegar mixture and then squirt it onto the bicarbonate soda, watch the magic fizz happen!

Dinosaur foot and hand prints

What you need

  • A roll of paper or some sheets of paper
  • Sticky tape
  • Paint
  • Tray

What you need to do

  • Stick your paper onto the floor (make sure your floor is wipe clean!!)
  • Pop your paint into the tray
  • Holding your child’s hand, let them step into the paint and then onto the paper to make stomping Dinosaur feet!
  • Then, encourage them to dip their hands into the paint, and crawl along the paper to make Dinosaur hand prints!

We saved our paper because Harriet made such lovely prints, it will be a great keepsake!

Top tip of the day!

Harriet loves painting everything, including herself! I let he do it because I very much believe in letting kids experiment and have fun, that’s what baths are for right! But Harriet doesn’t always like getting cleaned up after, she is very independent! So rather than try and do it myself, I set out a bowl of bubble water, gave her the Dinosaurs and a cloth and she sat for half an hour cleaning herself and the Dinosaurs whilst Grandma sat back relaxing (I mean supervising!!) with a coffee! Winner!

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