Oxford nursery children grabbed their trowels and slipped on their wellies for a dinosaur hunt of prehistoric proportions.
Children at Bright Horizons Jack Straws Lane Nursery and Preschool at the University of Oxford dug for hidden dinosaurs in the nearby woodland area.
Staff from the nursery organised the dig following the children’s interest in the prehistoric creatures.
Using the tools provided, the children were encouraged to dig in the dirt for dinosaurs buried specifically for the activity.
Wearing high vis jackets and bright yellow hard hats, children braved the wintery weather to dig up the dinosaurs.
They used water trays to clean the excavated dinosaurs, writing down the names of their exciting discoveries as they found them.
Children fully embraced the activity, drawing pictures of their favourite findings and sharing them with classmates.
Nursery manager Sue Aldridge said: “All of the children absolutely loved this activity and were particularly keen to draw and write about their dinosaur.
“Candy Floss, our health and safety mascot, was also on hand to make sure we were staying safe and using our tools safely.”