Dinosaurs!

The Plan

Books

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Dini Dinosaur by Karen Beamont
Dinosaur Vs. the Library by Bob Shea
Inside-Outside Dinosaurs by Roxie Munro
Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Ten Little Dinosaurs”

Action Rhyme: “Dinosaur, Dinosaur”
Dinosaur, dinosaur, turn around
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch the ground
Dinosaur, dinosaur, reach up high
Dinosaur, dinosaur, wink one eye
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your nose
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your toes
Dinosaur, dinosaur, slap your knees
Dinosaur, dinosaur, sit down please
Credit: Modified from Childhood

Action Rhyme: Dinosaurs”
Spread your arms, way out wide
Fly like Pteranodon, soar and glide
Bend to the floor, head down low
Move like Stegosaurus, long ago
Reach up tall, try to be
As tall as Apatosaurus eating on a tree
Using your claws, grumble and growl
Just like Tyrannosaurus on the prowl
Credit: Children Museum of New Hampshire

Craft

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I bought Crayola model magic in a classroom pack and let the kids create their own dinosaurs. I still think mine looks more like a cat than a dinosaur, but that’s life. The kids had a great time and they really enjoyed creating one dinosaur to mash it up to create another.

How It Went

Thursday morning
Dinosaur themed storytimes are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. I had a lot of success this time with “Dini Dinosaur”. But…Bob Shea always steals the show when it comes to dinosaur books. This group was super settled today and had a lot of parent involvement which was good because I had nearly thirty kids there!

Friday morning

My Friday morning group is always so pumped for storytime! I love how excited they are about reading. Again, Bob Shea stole the show but this group also loved “Inside Outside Dinosaurs.” And I love reading a book like that because of the great vocabulary that the kids get with the dinosaur names.

7 comments on “Dinosaurs!

  1. kateywrites
    March 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    Love.
    We also like the put a tiny plastic dinosaur into an “egg” of model magic so we can “hatch” them later.

    • Katie
      March 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

      AWESOME. I wish I had done that!

  2. Morgan
    May 22, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    Google search “Dinosaur Dough,” to make breakable fossilized eggs. It takes a bit of prep, but this coffee/sand/salt/flour dough is formed around a plastic dino baby and hardens to look like a fossilized egg…I’ve used it countless times with huge success. It also works well as basilisk eggs, dragon eggs, treasure rocks and jungle poo (a disgusting crowd-pleaser).

  3. Regina
    March 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    I love using Nancy Stewart’s song “Dinosaurs in Cars” in my storytimes – I think you will too!
    http://www.nancymusic.com/Dinocarsplay.htm
    Thanks for all you do and share!

    • Katie
      March 15, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

      Thanks for sharing and for reading!

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