Storytime Theme: Dinosaur Days

Every preschooler I know loves dinosaurs! I loved them as a kid; my kids loved them as kids; and kids today still love them!  There is something timeless about them…

Books:

  • How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen (This is cute book series which puts dinosaurs in silly situations.)
  • Dinosaur vs. Potty by Bob Shear (Very funny to the potty training toddler!)
  • Too Many Dinosaurs by Mercer Mayer (A kid buys a dino egg at a yard sale and all of the sudden, he has a pet triceratops.)
  • Edwina:The Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems (Mo Willems is always a fun read! Plus, this books give the opportunity to learn a new vocabulary word: extinct)
  • Clifford & The Dinosaurs by Norman Bridwell (Clifford visits a dinosaur museum and thinks they are real!)

Activity:

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Watercolor Dinos: Using watercolors, children decorated a paper plate which had been cut in half.  I provided stencils for the head, tail and feet which were glued on after they were cut out.  In the end they had all sorts of unique and beautiful dinosaurs!

Songs/Fingerplays:                                                                                              

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This lesson plan is free and you have my permission to use it all you want.  I just ask that you give me a little love by crediting me on any blog or social media post.  Thank you!

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