8 Low Prep STEM/ STEAM Dinosaur Activities Preschool, PreK, K, 1, 2, Homeschool

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PreK - 3rd, Homeschool
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Here are 8 STEAM Activities and Challenges for children ages 3-6, which focus on dinosaurs. Each activity blends the educational approaches of all these areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics. These are all very LOW-PREP. The only recommended resource you need to buy, aside from typical craft & nature items, are dinosaur figurines!

Topics are:

  1. Living vs. Nonliving Organisms (Science: Needs & How Things Grow)
  2. Nesting in Nature (Science: Animals Meet their Needs/Shelter)
  3. Feathers for Flying (Science: Biology Functions of Body)
  4. Dinosaur Eggs (Science: Living Things Grow)
  5. Dinosaur Shapes (Science: Sizes, Shapes & Functions of Body)
  6. Ordering Dinosaurs (Science: Living Things, various)
  7. Tricky Tracks (Science: Living Things Grow, Compare & Contrast)
  8. Ice Age: States of Matter (Science: States of Matter, Cause & Effect)

Each Activity/Challenge includes:

  • Specific STEAM topics
  • Material Suggestions
  • Images of Activities
  • Introduction & Guiding Questions
  • Discussion Questions/Directions
  • Synthesis & Project Conclusion
  • Background Information Sheets
  • Ideas for Modifications, Extensions, and Book Suggestions

Package also comes with:

  • Printable Labels for Sorting
  • STEAM Teaching Tips
  • Suggested Materials for Supplies
  • Cause & Effect Graphic Organizer
  • Graphic Planning sheets or worksheets
  • Background Information Sheets

I hope your students will enjoy!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Compose two-dimensional shapes (rectangles, squares, trapezoids, triangles, half-circles, and quarter-circles) or three-dimensional shapes (cubes, right rectangular prisms, right circular cones, and right circular cylinders) to create a composite shape, and compose new shapes from the composite shape.
Distinguish between defining attributes (e.g., triangles are closed and three-sided) versus non-defining attributes (e.g., color, orientation, overall size); build and draw shapes to possess defining attributes.
Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g., sticks and clay balls) and drawing shapes.
Identify shapes as two-dimensional (lying in a plane, “flat”) or three-dimensional (“solid”).
Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.


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