Well the planner seems to be working. The boys all love adding their ideas on post-its (Youngest loves telling me what to write on his). They have been having lots of ideas that they could do straight away (taking photos, creating & playing their own board games, dressing-up & role play), and the ones they stuck on the planner are waiting for the right time.
This morning the boys did their maths and handwriting quite quickly, so we had enough space for me to invite them to choose one of the post-its - and we went for Youngest's "Dino Dig". This was referring to some boxed 'excavate your own fossil type sets' that we had on standby: Dinosaur Digging Kit, Fossil Fish, and Trilobite kits. We had a lovely dinosaur/ archeology chat while we dug, scraped & brushed...
We were duly excited to discover the hidden treasures:
slice of dinosaur bone
and perhaps the most thriling: fossilised dinosaur poo!