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Digging Dinosaurs

Digging Dinosaurs

Early learners love these HUGE animals from a bygone era!

Hands-on Palaeontology

The kids will have a roaring great time as they learn about dinosaurs in this hands-on workshop designed to look at palaeontology in a realistic way.

  • Check out life-size replica of the Velociraptor dinosaur skull and come face to face with T-Rex!
  • Work like a real paleontologist; dig out and analyse the specimens found.
  • Find out how fossils are formed and how it’s easy to find them on the beach.
  • Feel replica dinosaur skin and compare it with modern animals.
  • Go beyond dinosaurs to look at Australian megafauna.
  • Make casts of ancient creatures to keep and more!

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Early Years Learning Framework Learning Outcomes

  • 1.2 Develop emerging autonomy, interdependence, resilience and sense of agency
  • 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.
  • 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.
  • 4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
  • 4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials.
  • 5.1 Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes.

ELYF links to all of our preschool science workshops

Victorian Curriculum

  • Objects and parts of the world around us have names and particular characteristics (VCSSU021)
  • Supported to engage in simple scientific inquiry (VCSIS026)
  • Supported to use the senses to identify some characteristics (VCSIS027)
  • Make links between observations and findings (VCSIS029)
  • Use pictures, symbols, concrete objects and/or simple familiar words to facilitate communication (VCSIS030)
  • Science is about exploring the world around me (VCSSU031)
  • Actively join in exploration of familiar objects and events (VCSIS036)
  • Use both general terms and simple, scientific vocabulary to begin to describe their activities and observations (VCSIS040)

School Testimonials


Beaumont Bears

Thank you for a wonderful morning, our children were really involved and have learnt a lot! Even the 2 year olds were interested!

Karabar Preschool

We would definitely book this again!

Science Show Demonstrations

dig out

Organise your team to excavate your specimens

Dan the
Duck Bill

Replica of a parasaurolophus skull. It's head crest made many loud sounds


What did they look like? What did the embryo's look like inside?

of Time

Look at how sedimentation helps to form fossils


Compare modern animal skins to the replica dinosaur skin


Makes casts of ancient organism impressions

Hip to

Compare dinosaur hips with anatomical models of a bird and lizard

Birds are

Check out the archaeopteryx, a possible precursor to modern birds

For the

Geological record shows a mass extinction 65 million ago. Why did it occur?


Mix and match the right bones to form a replica T-Rex skeleton.


Meet the cuddly Triceratops puppet and learn about Cretaceous herbivores


Work out which teeth belong to which extinct or modern animal

A child scratching the throat of a large green triceratops animatronic puppet

Posts about the Preschool Dinosaur workshop


Appropriate for ages 3 to 5 with a maximum of 30 children per class. Please note that we are not permitted to cater for children under the age of 3.

6 Tables arranged around a room. Chairs are not required.

An outside area for fossil making

Access to 1 electrical power socket

Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

We're a COVID SAFE Company

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$480 GST Free for a 60-minute workshop.

Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and surrounds only

Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to inquire or make a booking for your preschool.

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Extension Ideas!

Online course: Teaching Science in Early Childhood

  • An entire year of science lessons for early learners
  • Practical & linked to the Early Years Learning Framework Learning Outcomes
  • 3.5 hours of on-demand videos
  • Printable resource sheets & materials lists
  • Attribute as teacher-identified teacher professional development hours

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