Dingos Ate My Diorama

Declan’s latest Family Project for school involved choosing an animal at the zoo that began with the first letter of his name and then making a diorama showcasing said animal. Since Declan is still fairly obsessed with the Wiggles, he chose a dingo – since dingos are from Australia. He also had to present his finished diorama to the class and tell them about dingos.

Have I mentioned the kid is four and in preschool? I can’t wait for the homework they give us next year. We’ll have to hire a Rhodes Scholar to help him.

So, I did some searching on the web and creating a list of facts about dingos. I printed this list out and he grabbed it from my hands before the ink was even dry. I was expecting to have to help him with all the words and shit… but literally, the only two I had to sound out for him below were “because” and “becoming.” My boy has some mad reading skillz, yo.



• Dingos are a wild dog in Australia.

• They are smaller than wolves.

• They have yellow or orange fur.

• They usually do not bark, like our pet dogs do.

• Dingos do not like to swim.

• Dingos live in pairs or families, but not packs.

• Because of living with other dogs, pure dingos are becoming rare.

• Dingos can live to be over 20 years old.


Here is a photo of the finished product. And the smileyist 4 year old, ever. He loves them dingos.

The sign in front says “No Swimming” – since, you know, dingos do not like to swim. (I actually did not know that). He also made a big huge sun, because it’s hot in Australia. Oh, and there is a “20” on the side for the dingo’s age.

But the best part?

That weird overhanging at the top?

It’s shade that Declan made for the dingos to protect them from the sun.


This article has 5 comments

  1. doodaddy

    Wow, that’s four-year old work? You do have your work cut out for you!

    Next up… duck-billed platypus?

  2. Sarah

    That is awesome!

  3. mamalicious

    at least he didn’t pick the dik dik

  4. Mayberry

    awww! extreme concern for the dingoes’ safety! He is darling!

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