We started the activity with a tray of sand in the centre of the room and the children excavated bones, feathers and items belonging to an animal that is now extinct. As a group they imagined and drew the creature as it may have looked and the traits of that animal and named it. As archaeologists and anthropology experts, the groups then presented their finding to the rest of the class, explaining what the animal or creature was and what evidence they had found to suggest this.
What’s it good for? Speaking and listening, descriptive writing, writing to inform.