Climb aboard our Magic Carpet to discover our collections through songs, stories and a chance to handle real objects.

Level: Early and First (Nursery-P1)
Cost: £35
Length of workshop: 60 minutes starting at either 10:15/11:15/13:15
(check your booking for timings and arrive at the museum at least 15 minutes before the start of your workshop)
Dates available: August-June, subject to availability
Booking: Complete our online booking request form.

How should I prepare my group/class for this workshop?

Our carpet seats 25 children, plus adults. Everyone getting on the carpet will need to take off their shoes. If your group is larger than 25, please get in touch with us to discuss on schools@nms.ac.uk or phone 0131 247 4041.

You can download our pre-visit information sheet which provides all the songs and rhymes your class will sing during the session. This is to allow you to practise before your visit.

What will my pupils do in the workshop?

Discover more about what dinosaurs eat, the noises they make, how big their footprints were and how we find them today. Through rhymes, songs, and a story, we’ll find out more about lots of different dinosaurs including Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops.

Follow up activities

Curriculum links

Early

First

Second

Social Studies

I am aware that different types of evidence can help me to find out about the past.

SOC 0-01a

   

Literacy

I enjoy exploring and playing with the patterns and sounds of language, and can use what I learn.

LIT 0-01a / LIT 0-11a /

LIT 0-20a

   

As I listen and talk in different situations, I am learning to take turns and am developing my awareness of when to talk and when to listen.

LIT 0-02a / ENG 0-03a

When I engage with others, I know when and how to listen, when to talk, how much to say, when to ask questions and how to respond with respect.

LIT 1-02a

 
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