Harry finds some dusty plastic dinosaurs in Nan’s attic. He cleans them, finds out their names and takes them everywhere – until, one day, the dinosaurs get lost! The lost property man gets a surprise when Harry proves the dinosaurs are his by calling them over to him.
Teaching Ideas and Resources:
- Write a story about a boy / girl who discovers ‘bucketful of…’ in an attic. What might they discover? What adventures will they have?
- Imagine that you find an old box in your attic. What might be hidden inside?
- Rewrite the story from the point of view of one of the dinosaurs.
- Can you think of any special tricks to help you to learn the spellings of different dinosaur names?
- Read some of the other books that feature Harry and his dinosaurs. Could you make up a new adventure for them?
- Find out about the dinosaurs mentioned in the book and the similarities / differences between them.
- Use publishing software to make a ‘missing’ poster that asks people to get in touch with Harry if they find his missing dinosaurs.
- Can you make an animation that shows how different dinosaurs moved?
- Design a special container for Harry to keep the dinosaurs in, so that he doesn’t have to use a bucket any more.
- Look at light and shading in the illustration of Harry and his nan discovering the old box. Could you create your own artwork that includes light and dark areas?
- Can you draw / paint a new type of dinosaur?
- Look at images of different dinosaurs and use these as the inspiration for your own art.
- Use our Draw a Dinosaur resources to create your own dinosaur pictures.
- Could you make up your own song about dinosaurs?