Search for words relating to the life of Mary Anning, fossil hunter and paleontologist, in this word search puzzle. We've included the names of the dinosaurs she discovered.
The tongue twister "She sells seashells" is said to be about fossil hunter Mary Anning! This worksheet encourages children to try writing their own tongue twister.
When Mary Anning died, a stained glass window was created in her memory in St Michael's Church, Lyme Regis. Use the template below to design your own stained glass window to mark her life.
This worksheet asks children to take on the role of a fossil hunter and imagine that they have discovered a previously unknown prehistoric creature, and to draw and describe it.
Write a diary entry by Mary Anning, remembering one of her fossil discoveries. You might want to draw an illustration too.
The male-dominated scientific world of her times certainly treated Mary Anning unkindly, never crediting her for her discoveries and achievements. Was she treated unkindly in other ways? From their research about her life, what do the children think this quote of hers means.
Learn about the remarkable Mary Anning with the help of our printable short biography, written specially for kids.
Read about fossil hunter Mary Anning and then see what you can remember by answering the questions on our Mary Anning comprehension.
Mary Anning was not allowed to join the Geological Society because she was a woman - a fact which might seem strange to today's children. This worksheet ask the children to write to the Society arguing for her to become a member.
You could use this photo of modern Lyme Regis - the hunting ground for fossil collector and paleontologist Mary Anning, to write about her life and achievements. Or it could provide the basis for a story about a visit to the Dorset seaside!
This poster of Lyme Regis in Dorset shows the rich hunting ground that Mary Anning had at her disposal for fossil hunting. Lying under the sea 200 million years ago, the beaches and cliffs were rich in the fossilised remains of prehistoric sea creatures.
Mary Anning received little recognition for her achievements during her lifetime. Put that right by designing a medal for her now! What would be on it ... one of her dinosaurs?
Paleontologists often draw the fossils they find. The letter on the right shows a drawing of a plesiosaur by Mary Anning. This worksheet asks children to look closely at a fossil and draw it with as much detail as possible.
Our second diary writing prompt for school children asks the writer to imagine the perfect school day and then look back on it for his or her diary entry! I expect there could be some interesting entries!
This diary writing prompt asks children to write an account of their day at school. Use it for first days, last days, special days or any day!
There are 24 diary writing prompts in this pack, covering all sorts of professions including "people who help us". We ask children to put themselves into a particular profession for the day and write a diary entry. Kids can make it factual, or get creative!
Driving a bus looks like it could be good fun, but can the children think about what it's really like to be a bus driver and write all about it on this writing prompt page?