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Amazing World of Dinosaurs Puzzle
Travel back through
time with this wonderful puzzle and discover An Amazing World of Dinosaurs.
Choose your favorite true-to-life, prehistoric creature, then turn the
piece over and discover its name, how big it was, when it roamed the earth
and where it lived. If you love dinosaurs, enjoy a challenge, or treasure
beauty, you will love An Amazing World of Dinosaurs. This would make
a great free time center.
Promotes open-ended play within a themed
environment, there is no wrong way to construct, if you can think it you
can make it.
You're familiar with the movie toy tie-in; this may be the first magazine
toy tie-in. National Geographic uses an article (reproduced in the kit)
on the discovery of fossilized dinosaur eggs to guide kids on their own
dino egg hunt. A replica of a 10-inch therizinosaur egg comes with a plastic
mallet, chisel, fine brush, and (needed) safety goggles.
of the Jurassic Age and Other Periods - Interactive Fun Pak
N ROAR DINOSAURS
Adventures of Little Proto : A Musical Dinosaur Tale/Cassette (The Odds
Bodkin Storytelling Library)
Alphabet of Dinosaurs
Gr. 2-4. Using the alphabet as an arbitrary device, this book introduces
26 dinosaurs through brief, informative text and two kinds of artwork.
The striking jacket illustration features two shocking pink, tooth-and-claw
dinosaurs leaping at each other against a background of orange smoke billowing
from an erupting volcano. Barlowe, the author-illustrator of Barlowe's
Guide to Extraterrestrials and creator of numerous sf book jackets, will
certainly draw readers to the book with his dramatic
Is for Dinosaur : A Rhyme Book and More
and the Dinosaur
Hoff's wonderful boy-meets-dinosaur story, created over 30 years ago,
has given great pleasure to children everywhere
and the Dinosaur (An I Can Read Book)
Up Dinosaurs (Let's Read and Find Out Books)
Stomp! : A Monster Pop-Up Book
and Dinosaurs : A Thematic Unit/Workbook (Thematic Units Series)
word search, tests, web based book activities... http://www.dinokids.net/
Natural History Museum) Creative writing, size and scale, sorting and comparing
2) A four week unit which includes lessons, centers, take home projects,etc.
K-6) An array of lessons, centers, resources and links, all related to
K-3 from IBM) Six Internet activities.
K-1) Four lesson integrating Literacy, Math, and Science.
2-3 & 3-6) Fifteen handouts where students can unscramble words to
answer the dinosaur-related questions?
puzzles with answers.
the math problems then use the code to find which dinosaur is the answer.
audio to explain the discovery.
Read the dinosaur
jokes. In your Social Studies journal, answer the following questions.
1. Which joke is your favorite? Why? Write down your favorite joke so that
you can share it with other people. 2. Create a joke of your own and write
it down in your journal. Illustrate your joke using crayons or markers?
at least two dinosaurs using the game: Create-A-SAURUS. 2. Transfer your
creations into your Social Studies journal. Do not forget to date and title
this journal entry. You can use markers or crayons for your illustrations.
3. What are the names of the dinosaurs you created? Are they plant eating
dinosaurs or meat eating dinosaurs? Where would they live if they existed
will construct a dinosaur skeleton puzzle in the manner of a paleontologist
and recognize the work of this profession.
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These were recently posted by others.
File on Dinosaurs
Re: Dinosaur poems songs or chants
Posted by Cheryl in NH on 11/17/99
One of our favorite Dinosaur songs goes to
the tune of
5 Little Ducks (I think by Raffi?)
One dinosaur went out to play
On a bright and sunny day
He had such ENORMOUS fun
That he called another dinosaur to come.
(Call very loud) DI-NO-SAUR!
(Then chant while patting hands on laps)
Thump! Thump! Thump!
Then repeat for 2 dinosaurs, 3 dinosaurs,etc.
Then for 5 dinosaurs
5 dinosaurs went out to play
On a bright and sunny day.
They had such ENORMOUS fun
That they called another dinosaur to come
(You say) But they heard no thumps!
Instead, they heard their mother(or father,
And she was calling
(Thump your hands very fast on your lap
many times and say)
And they all went home for dinner!
We have made a flannel story, puppet glove
and have dinosaur
counters out. The children sing this on
their own all the
Here is what I have in my computer file:
(Do Wah Ditty Diddy)
Here he comes just a stomping with his feet
Singing "dino ditty, ditty dum, ditty do."
Searching all round for something good to
Singing "dino ditty, ditty dum ditty do."
He's huge, (He's huge), He's strong, (He's
He's huge, he's strong, won't be hungry
"dino ditty, ditty dum , ditty do."
"dino ditty, ditty dum, ditty do."
Dinosaur Action Song
(to the tune of "This Old Man")
Dinosaur, touch the floor
Shake your tail and give a roar
You're the finest looking dinosaur that
I have ever seen.
Please come sing and dance with me.
Dinosaur, show me four, turn around and face
Dinosaur, stretch once more, go to sleep,
but please don't
....maybe you could have pics of different
dinosaurs and let
pretend to be the dinos......(do a few times)
STOMP, STOMP, STOMP
The first big dinosaur went stomp, stomp,
I said to the first dinosaur, "Stop, stop,
The second big dinosaur went run, run, run,
I said to the second dinosaur, "Fun, fun,
The third big dinosaur went thump, thump,
I said to the third dinosaur, "Jump, jump,
The fourth big dinosaur went whack, whack,
I said to the fourth dinosaur, "You stay
The fifth big dinosaur went creep, creep,
I said to the fifth dinosaur, "It's time
Re: Ideas needed for 'Dinosaur Day' VERY
Posted by Sandy/K/MO, , on 7/11/99
Using aluim. foil and pipe cleaners they
designed their own dino. :-)
Have them make clay and then they can either
do fossil or dino.
Fossil.... have them use something to break
it open... I had paint brushes for them to use too.
Using bisquits (refrig) I have them make
a dino bone then bake and eat.
Cut out bone shape in a sponge and place
in sand. Pour salt water over the sponge, check progress for a couple of
Make dino mobiles of the flying dino's.
some things I have collected from other places and people.
Dinosaur Ideas #1
Use clay to make dinosaur teeth necklaces
(like shark tooth necklaces).
Add paint if desired. String and wear your
necklaces! At circle, before
we did this, I made a "jaw-shape" (oval)
about 6-8 feet long. We sat
around the edge of the jaw. After revealing
that this was about the size
of a T-Rex's jaw, we estimated how many
of us would fit into the jaws,
then we recorded our findings, making a
couple of tries to make sure
everyone had a turn.
Make tin can stilts so you can stomp around
like a dinosaur.
Do the "Dino-Pokey" (same tune as Hokey-Pokey,
just change words (from
claws in/claws out/scratch 'em all about
feet in/feet out/stomp them all
teeth in/teeth out/chomp them all about
tail in/tail out/wag it all about
Take hard boiled eggs and crack lightly
all over, but do not peel. Have
each child fill up a cup with enough water
to be able to cover the egg.
Let them choose a color to add (with food
color) to their water. Place
the egg in the cup and let sit for several
hours (we let ours sit from
abotu 10 until 3). Not really a dino activity,
but fun to eat for snack
about dinosaur eggs.
Ice Cream cone volcano dioramas -
give each child a bowl, have them
scoop some chocolate pudding in (at least
enough to cover the bottom of
the bowl). Give each child a sugar cone
and have them break of just the
tip and place upside down on the pudding.
Using a spoon, have them
drizzle red/orange/yellow icing down thecone.
Add green coconut for
grass, gummi dinosaurs and malted milk ball
"rocks". We had a sample
done ahead of time. Yum!
Dinosaur Measurement Math Grade Level
(K-1) by Wendy Guzak
1. To give students a concrete example of
the size of the
Brontosaurus (now known as Apatasaurus)
(65 feet), Tyrannosaurus Rex (47
feet), Deinonychus (10 feet), Triceratops
(20 feet) and the Stegosaurus
(26 feet). 2. To give students practice
3. To give students practice counting objects
and recording the
1. Paper strips (1 foot long each)
2. Information about each of the above mentioned
3. Poster to fill out with information that
4. Books to be used for background information
5. Scientists (or students)
1. Discuss background information with center
group about their
dinosaur. Use books during center time to
help with this information.
2. Have children count out how many paper
strips they will need.
For example, the T-Rex will need 25 strips.
3. Take center group
out in the hall, and let children lie pieces
on floor, end to end.
4. Discuss with the children how big the
dinosaur truly was.
5. Ask children to estimate how many children's
bodies it would
take to equal the one dinosaur. (If the
children were laid out on the
floor head to toe, head to toe). 6. Record
guesses on poster.
7. Lie children on the ground, head to toe,
and find the true
answer. (This may require more children
than are in the center group, so
children from inside the room will be asked
to come out into the hall.)
8. Discuss results with the center group.
9. Repeat with next center group using a
1. Do the students better understand how
big a dinosaur really
was?. Can they communicate this information
to other students? 2.
They should be able to estimate size better
than when they started.
3. Did the students count both the number
of paper strips, and
the number of children correctly? Did they
record the numbers correctly.
Reflection & Extension:
I had a very difficult time getting the
children to cooperate with me
during the body measurement section of this
lesson. If I do this lesson
again, I need to think of a new way to work
this. An extension to this
lesson that I spontaneously created was
to have the children report to
the rest of their classmates about their
dinosaur. The children really
enjoyed this activity. Turn your sand box
into an excavatiion site? Ask
your butcher for some large bones. Soak
them for a day or two in bleach
water to disinfect. and then boil in water
til clean. put then in the
dand box and have the kids find them.
Create a fossil hunt in the sandtray or
not.You can give the children little trowels
and they can even wear
gloves and be Paleantologists (sp?)Sand
can be damp.You can put things
in to throw them off, like rocks,shells,etc...I
learned about this from
Lawrence Hall of Science, in Berkeley,ca.,where
I live....Also,you can
hide plastic Dinosaurs of all kinds in playdough...I
have two identical
dinos of each kind, so as they interact
and discover, the children
observe differences and similarities..Lindy
Wee Sing has a book of
One of our fav. is puttin a small toy dino
in a balloon, blowing it up,
and cover it with paper mache. After it
is dry, we painted them
different bright colors, decorated them
with spots, stripes, etc than we
made a dino nest for the eggs. We blew up
a plastic kiddie pool, covered
it with brown butcher paper and added raffia
on the bottom and hanging
over the edges, than added our eggs. We
had them on display for open
house; all 19 got to make one. After awhile
we cracked them open and
everyone had a baby dino to take home.
We cut out dino eggs shapes from brown paper
bags and sponge painted the
bags. Then we cut out a white "inside" the
same size and the kids
colored baby dinos inside. Made T-rex head
puppets - with a moveable
jaw - and cut triangles for teeth and attached
the teeth. We painted
"long necks" made from paper plates. We
hunted for dino bones in the
sand table - dog bones painted white. We
were paleontologists and "dug"
for bones in brownies. I have them for two
days - we did lots of
sorting and biingo games, too. Barb
More from Trish-thanks :-)
* Markers or crayons * Strip of 4 paper
egg carton cups
attached * Strip of 2 paper egg carton cups
attached * Sock
* Rubber bands * tape Step 1- Use markers
to decorate the 4
egg cups *any* way the children want. Draw
eggs on the 2 egg cups Step
2- Slip your hand inside the sock. Place
the four egg cups on the top of
the sock. with adult help, put the rubber
band on each end of the cups.
The rubber bands help keep the egg cups
on your arm Step 3- with
adult help, tape the eyes to the sock near
the toe area if the sock. Now
open and close your hand to make the puppet
look like its talking. I
found this someplace on the internet a couple
of years ago I don't know
where it comes from but I do know that it
was submitted by Natalie in
Utah. Choose a container to use for the
swamp. Place the bone- shaped
sponge at the bottom of the container. Pour
water and salt mixture over
the sponge and let it soak in. Sprinkle
salt over the top of the sponge
turn it over and sprinkle the other side.
Bury the sponge under a layer
of dirt. Cover the sponge completely. Continue
adding dirt until the
sponge is completely covered. Put vegetation/plant
parts on top of the
dirt. Some of the plants should be standing
up and some should be lying
flat on the dirt. Then write a swamp story
to go with your project.
example: Miss Maloney's Swamp Story-- Once
upon a time (at least 200
million years ago) a dinosaur... SOME ODDS
AND ENDS Cut dinosaur shapes
from const. paper. Glue toothpicks or craft
sticks on for "bones". Sort
dino pictures... meat eaters/plant eaters
fossils: pour plaster of paris
in cupcake papers, press small dinos in
and let plaster get almost dry.
Leaves and impression of dino.
Dinosaurs - I've attached a few suggestions
recieved from this and other
mailrings. The balloon activity for dinosaurs
was a big hit with our
kindergartners. We made fossils with plaster
of paris - found some things
outside (brances, leaves, etc.) and also
did plastic animals. I have many
more dinosaur activity ideas (our class
is the Dinosaur Room), but I'm
unsure about the age of your students.
We've not done an activity with invisible
ink, but when working with
lemons, we wrote secret messages with lemon
juice on white paper, then
"decoded" them the next day with an iron.
For toothpaste - how about making your own
with some baking soda and
peppermint oil? Tom's of Maine toothpaste
also has a website that has
activities and a virtual tour. www.tomsofmaine.com
We also tried an
experiment where you take two hard boiled
eggs, then coat one with flouride
toothpaste and put both eggs into a cup
of cola. The eggs can't have
cracks in the shell. The treated egg should
stay pretty white and the
other will turn brown. We looked at some
ways that animals keep their
teeth clean (since they don't brush their
There are a couple of bubble ideas attached.
We have enjoyed just making
bubbles with different items (flyswatters,
strawberry baskets, soda can
rings, etc). We made bubble "prints" (put
some bubble solution and food
color in a cup, blow with a straw until
the bubbles start to overflow the
cup, take the straw out and press a piece
of white paper on the bubbles) -
this is very popular in our class. Mailbox
magazine had a bubble unit
about two years ago that we got several
ideas from. We experiments with
catching bubbles (without popping them)
using dry hands, wet with water
hands, and soapy hands - we talked about
surface tension and the soap
making the bubbles stretchy. We looked at
the colors we saw in bubbles and
did some follow up with prisms and painting
paper circles with watercolors.
We have bubble races continually throughout
the summer - whose bubble will
go the farthest. We record the length on
a graph. We do a writing
assignment about where we'd go/what we'd
do if we were bubbles. In our
science center one day we have some 7-Up
of Sprite and we experiment with
raisins - putting them in the soda and watching
them "ride" the bubbles to
the top of the glass, then sink with the
bubble pop - great introduction to
Recipe for "gluep" is attached. We made
"flubber" or silly putty with
liquid starch and glue - just mix until
you get the right consistency. My
favorite slime is really easy - just cornstarch
and water. We put this in
our sand table when exploring solids and
In our town, we have a major bottling company
for Squirt products - we were
able to go a see a tour of the bottling
machines, watching the pop be mixed
(syrup and water) and then packaged. It
was short but very cool. We did
our own version of the Pepsi challenge (we
used more than colas) and did a
graphing activity with the results. We made
a mini word wall with the
labels from beverages that the kids collected.
We talked some about
carbonation and molecules being sped up
when shaken (of course we shook
some cans). That part was a little over
the kids heads, but we did some
sort of group movement thing where we were
the soda molecules and one of
the staff pretended to shake us up, then
we would calm down, etc.
We've haven't done much with volcanoes -
but we did make one during a unit
on Hawaii. we took an empty paper towel
tube and mounted it in some clay
in the middle of a piece of cardboard. We
put crushed up newspaper around
the tube to make the mountain shape and
glued strips of newspaper , papier
mache style over the top to smooth it out
a little. Then we painted it.
Unfortunately, I can't find the recipe we
used to make the volcano erupt -
it was just two things we added together
- maybe someone out there knows
1 cup flour
One cup used coffee grinds
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup sand
Tempera paint or food coloring
1. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients
into a dough.
2. Remove the dough form and knead it on
a floured surface.
3. Hide small dinos in the center of the
dough and allow dough to dry in a warm place for 2-3 days.
4. When dry, the dough will look and feel
like a rock. Break open the rock with a small hammer to reveal the dinos!
I can't wait until we do dinos next school
year. We will follow the recipe and then write a "how-to" composition about
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