Explain to the children that nobody knows what colour the dinosaurs were or what their skin looked like. Show the children how to make rubbings and prints onto paper using the textured paper (wax crayons/chalks for rubbings and paints for printing). Then, provide the children with a dinosaur and pterosaur outline template and ask them to use the rubbing and printing techniques to illustrate the dinosaurs in their choice of colour and texture. They could also make rubbings and prints on pieces of paper, then cut and stick them onto the template.
After listening to the story, look at the pictures of prehistoric mammals and explain that, although they are now extinct, we know what they look like from cave paintings - refer back to the story. Describe the prehistoric mammals and write labels for each picture.