At Central Kids Laughton in Taupo, the teachers noted an interest by some children in dinosaurs and fossils. What fun we have had exploring and extending this interest. We made our own fossils with salt dough and plaster of Paris, also some dinosaurs and insects. We broke rocks open to expose the shell fossils inside, and chipped away at ice blocks to release the dinosaurs frozen inside. We buried home made fossils and bones in the sandpit for the children to excavate using trowels and brushes.