Tyrannosaurus Drip!

Topics Reception
This unit is part of Dinosaurs Dinosaur Feast


Early learning goals

  • Make observations of animals and plants, explain why some things occur, talk about changes.


  • Identify animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.
  • Raise and answer questions that help become familiar with the life processes common to all living things.
  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival.

Lesson Planning

Read Julia Donaldson’s book as introduction to herbivore & carnivore. How do we know? Talk teeth! Good oral hygiene for humans.

Children will:

  • Learn vocabulary: carnivore, herbivore and omnivore.
  • Think about the basic needs of animals for survival.
  • Look at life processes of dinosaur: egg, baby, adult.
  • Learn about teeth: milk teeth and adult teeth; brushing teeth and good oral hygiene.

Provided Resources

This session does not need any provided resources.

You Will Need

  • Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson and David Roberts
  • Labels for carnivore, herbivore and omnivore
  • Small hand held mirrors
  • Diagram of teeth in a human mouth
  • Resources for craft activity
  • Books for book corner
  • Playdough
  • Role play items