This post was first published in September, 2011.
Immy is currently very interested in dinosaurs so I thought that creating a small world play scene together would provide a fun space for her to re-enact much of the information that she has been gathering through the exploration of her interest. When I suggested the idea to her, Immy’s first request was that the small world include a cave!
Making a Small World Play Scene for Dinosaur Play
So our version of a rocky outcrop cave was created by moulding alfoil into a cave shape and covering it in coloured modelling clay which we rolled out into a thin sheet. We added some small rocks and mounted everything ontoa thick box cardboard (thank goodness for hot glue guns).
We placed the cave into a low sided, plastic tub (the sort made to fit under beds) and added grass (fake turf), a waterfall (fabric), trees (made from dolly pegs, paper and modelling clay), various rocks and some of our tree blocks.
This small world play scene would also work well with a variety of animal, insect or amphibian figurines, or even with fairies, pixies and elves.