I have been looking forward to doing this activity for some time. I found some small dinosaur figures in PoundLand and bought dark chocolate so that I wouldn’t be tempted to eat it all during the activity! I melted the chocolate in the microwave, poured it into a shallow tray and placed the dinosaurs and trees around the box.
I dipped some of the dinosaurs feet into the chocolate ‘mud’ and stomped them around the box so Adam would get the idea.
The problem is that Adam hasn’t had any experience of dinosaurs. He looked blankly at them and then at me in anticipation that it would all make sense. I put on my best dinosaur growl and made the dinosaurs stomp around the box a few more times. However, this just made Adam cry as I roared a few too many times.
We weren’t getting anywhere so I scooped up the dinosaurs and quickly replaced them with diggers.
Suddenly Adam knew what to do and was scooping up the chocolate mud and transporting it to the other side of the box. A much easier activity!
Note to self: Next time you use melted chocolate as an activity make sure you tidy up straight away. Removing set chocolate from digger wheels isn’t easy!