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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dinosaurs

  • Dinosaur Puzzles … Use 6" by 9" cards (big, dino-sized cards). Cut the cards in half using zig-zag, swirly or curvy lines. On one half write a number 1-10. On the other half have the kids help put that many dinosaur stickers on. Match the puzzles together. DSC09866
  • Dinosaur Bone Dig
    1. While the kids aren't looking, bury white dog milk-bones in the dirt (or I found a great package of plastic bones at the dollar store around Halloween time).
    2. Give them rakes, shovels, and hand brushes and dig for dinosaur bones!
    3. To make it a little easier for younger kids, place a small “x-marks-the-spot” with twigs over the buried bones.
  • Hide the Dinosaur
    1. Hide a plastic dinosaur & search for it.
    2. When you find it, let the kids scream and run away.
  • Check out dinosaur books at the library

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  • Read the "How Do Dinosaurs ...." books by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague. There are tons of different ones available here.     
  • Fun dinosaur coloring pages (click the picture for the link)

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NOTE: This website www.twistynoodle.com is pretty neat. Lots of printable coloring pages and the cool thing is that you can change the text at the top to whatever you want and change it to be trace-able or regular font!

  • Paper Plate Dinosaurs … Love this idea from I Heart Crafty Things. Click the link for the original post.

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    1. Follow the great tutorial here from Kids Craft Weekly.
    2. Draw the dinosaur template on a paper plate.
    3. Color the entire plate any way you want and let dry!
    4. Cut out all the pieces.
    5. Punch holes to attach tail, lets and head.
    6. Assemble with brads so the tail, legs and head move! 

2 comments:

  1. This was such a fun day! We also danced and sang along to this song: "We Are The Dinosaurs" by The Laurie Berkner Band, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPrmY7labLA The whole day was a blast! Thanks!

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