Use heavy stock
white paper with a dinosaur pattern drawn on
Children paint the dinosaur. Cut dinosaur out and cut into puzzle
Make your favorite
play dough recipe, color it green. Make sure you have
dinosaur cookie cutters, plastic Easter eggs, plastic volcanoes,
plastic dinosaurs, available with your other play dough
Cut 26 identical
dinosaur shapes from poster board. Use a felt-tip marker
to print uppercase letters at the tops of the shapes and
lowercase letters at the bottoms. Cut each dinosaur shape into
pieces. Give the children the pieces and let them take turns and
the puzzles together by matching the uppercase and lowercase
Fill a plastic tub
with clean aquarium gravel or filler, add small
plastic or rubber dinosaurs, and have the children find them.
dinosaurs and put them in glue-clay (white glue and starch).
This is a good time to talk about tar, possibly even extend
the discussion to natural resources with older children.
Build a Dino
Set out rocks,
plastic plants, toy dinosaurs and boxes of dirt or wet sand.
Let your children arrange the rocks, plants, and dinosaurs in the
to create dinosaur habitats or let the children build a dinosaur
land with clay, paper, blocks, or other miscellaneous items.
Give the children
some clay to make a dinosaur.
dinosaurs and volcanoes at table time with shaving cream.
Bury several plastic
dinosaurs in a large pan of cornmeal and place the
pan on a table. Let the children take turns going on a "fossil
the children spoons to use to dig in the cornmeal. When the
"fossil" is discovered, ask the children to identify it by
at its characteristics. This activity can also be done in a