Play Scene: Dinosaur Island

play scene -- dinosaur island

Last week, my son and I spent the day at the museum.  He loved the dinosaurs the best.

{At the museum}

dinosaur at museum

I enjoy using things we do together as inspiration for facilitating play, and so we created a Dinosaur Play Scene. Come and see Dinosaur Island.


Under-bed storage plastic container (or other plastic container)

Sticks, bark and rocks


Dinosaur figurines

Food colouring

Set up

1. I placed a log inside the container, with a few sticks, bark and rocks. My son filled the container with water & I added a few drops of blue food colouring (it’s very diluted so doesn’t stain hands or clothes).

dinosaur play scene

2. Add dinosaur figurines and that’s it.

play scene -- dinosaur island

play scene -- dinosaur island


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    August 9, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Thanks for linking Kell. I’ve linked back. It’s always nice for people to see other ideas on the same topic. I love that water was included in yours.

    When did you go to the Queensland Museum? We may have crossed paths on the same day! Did you see a family of five with tornado twins? That may have been slightly stressed us

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      Kelly Be A Fun Mum
      August 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      It was a Wednesday. We should meet there one time!

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        August 12, 2012 at 8:11 pm

        Perhaps then I can poke you about your other blog, you know, the one that takes back to days of old. It’s been quiet on there lately. 😛

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          Kelly Be A Fun Mum
          August 18, 2012 at 6:12 pm

          I miss my Very Jane Austen blog!! I’ve been so busy with BAFM and in my person life so I haven’t been blogging over there…for ages. :'(

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    January 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Thanks for this post. Went to the museum today and looking for activities for tomorrow. My son was standing in that exact same spot, same pigeon and all!!

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