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Dinosaur Footprint Painting

Dinosaur Footprint Painting

As part of our dinosaur theme this week, we made dinosaur footprints by walking our toy dinosaurs through “mud” (black and brown paint) and across paper. Of course this quickly became finger painting. In the end, we had to give the dinosaurs a bath to wash off all that mud.   Posted with Blogsy

Dino Museum

Dino Museum

Some of the children in our class have seen real dinosaur bones at the Natural History Museum and they have shared their experiences with the class. We decided to turn the wooden castle in our classroom into a museum. After some discussion, the children decided to call it the Dino Museum. We printed out pictures of dinosaurs and attached them to the dinosaur bone displays that the children made earlier in the week.  Then we hung them in the museum….

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Young Paleontologists

Young Paleontologists

This week we talked about dinosaur bones. We read Digging Up Dinosaurs by Aliki. After reading the book, I buried dinosaur bones (Q-Tips) in the sensory table and the children pretended to be paleontologists. They used shovels and magnifying glasses to find the bones. Some of the children used paint brushes to dust off the “bones” just like the paleontologists did in the book.  When they were finished finding the bones, the children put them together to make dinosaurs. They…

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Stegosaurus and Triceratops

Stegosaurus and Triceratops

The children’s interest in dinosaurs has not waned even after a week of dinosaur related activities. We have done several dinosaur related art project in the past few days.  We made hand print Stegosauruses… and Triceratops puppets.  For these, I cut the horns and the frills out of construction paper and had the children count out three horns, two eyes, and one frill each for their puppet. Then they glued all of the pieces onto a paper bag. Pin It

Pterodactyls in the classroom

Pterodactyls in the classroom

Today I showed the children a picture of a pterodactyl and pointed out that it had wings and could fly like a bird. We looked through our dinosaur books and found more pictures of pterodactyls. I also told the children that pterodactyls lived in nests. This inspired us to make a big nest out of pillows and blankets for the children to play in. Then we set to work making our own pterodactyl wings! Before we started, I cut out…

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Crazy for Dinosaurs!

Crazy for Dinosaurs!

Recently the children have been very interested in dinosaurs. We’ve incorporated them into many different areas of our classroom and the children just can’t get enough of them. Dinosaurs in the sensory table. Dinosaurs in the block area. Dinosaur cards (from Target’s dollar section) for reading and looking at.  We took the dinosaurs outside and when we brought them in, we gave them a bath.  I put out dinosaurs with the play dough this morning and the children made dinosaur…

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