Hear that?! That's the sounds of kids pretending to be dinosaurs! The students loved this week of dinosaurs. They loved all the activities that I found from Pinterest and fellow blogs. Here is what we did this week....
Dinosaur patterns (from a Scholastic Magazine a year or so ago) and dinosaur figurine kit I found at Toys R Us.
Buried dinosaurs in the sand! I found a tube of mini plastic dinosaurs at Toys R Us and buried them in the sand. I explained they were going to be archaeologists and uncover dinosaurs. I didn't know where to find bones so this was the closest alternative! I provided little brushes, tooth brushes, and squirt bottles. The students fell in love with uncovering them!
The 3/4 class made a Dinosaur book where they colored the dinosaurs according to the colors.
The 4/5 class made a dinosaur rebus book where I used this to base our discussion of sight words on. I got this from a cooperating teacher. Not sure where she got it!
I used Crayola air dry clay and a bunch of different noodle shapes, and the kids created fossils. This boy's dinosaurs turned out great!
I found the dinosaur color book and example for the fossil from prekinders.com.
Five Silly Dinosaurs Poem
Rhyme a Saurus!
I found both of these activities here.
Bringing it all together:
I love that I can use Pinterest and other blogs to bring together all these ideas. When I first started teaching I was just using one resource...because that was all in knew! I love "Making It Work" when I find different ideas. I realize now I don't have to use it ALL. I can pick and choose! Next year, I'll try some other ideas!
And here's a nice way to end my week....I got this from a student today!