Who doesn't love dinosaurs? Especially when you're a little learner! Take advantage of this natural enthusiasm to reinforce science, math, and literacy skills. This pack is full of so many fun activities! Take a look at everything that's included:
• Dinosaur Vocabulary: Introduce little learners to some basic dinosaur vocabulary before you start your unit. and review throughout. Display in a pocket chart, place in a writing center, and encourage students to write and draw pictures of words.
• Dinosaur Colors and Color Words: Depending on the level of your learner, students can match dinosaurs by color and color word or use words in black font and encourage reading color sight words.
• Dinosaur Color Memory Match: Play memory, ‘Go Fish’, or hide around the room and have students find the matches. These are just as a few examples of fun things to do with these cards! A black and white pattern is included to save on ink.
• Colorsaurus Student Sheets: Two versions to choose from, depending on the level of your learner.
• Dinosaur Shape Cards: Students match dinosaurs by shape and shape words. Shapes included are: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, rhombus, hexagon, oval octagon, pentagon, octagon, star, crescent, and heart.
• Dinosaur Egg and Mama Shape Match: Students can use magnifying glasses (optional) to view the baby dinosaurs in the eggs and then match to the same mama shape dinosaur.
• Shape-a-saurus Student Sheet: Students cut and glue the matching dinosaur on the egg with the same shape.
• Dino ABC’s: Adorable dinosaurs that have upper and lowercase letters on them. Students can line them up in alphabetical order, match them to dinosaur eggs that have letter sound pictures on them, or use with the Dino-Mite ABC student sheets.
• Dinosaur Eggs With Letter Sound Pictures: Colorful dino eggs that have pictures to represent all the letters of the alphabet. Match with dinosaur abc’s or use with Dino-mite ABC’s student sheets.
• Dinosaur Feet/Claws With Letters of the Alphabet and Numbers to 30: Run alphabet and number claws/feet on different colors of paper, cardstock, or construction paper, laminate, and cut out. Students can line up in order of the numbers or alphabet letters. They can either carry them as claws or tape them on their feet. March around either reciting the alphabet or count the number of feet we had. Of course, you need to roar every now and again!
• The same adorable dinosaurs that have abc’s on now have numbers 0 through 31. Students can line them up in numerical order, use with student sheets, sequence and figure out what number comes next or what number is missing.
• Stegosaurus Counting Cards 0 -10: Students count the number of spikes on each Stegosaurus. Can also match with number, 10 frame and/or tally cards.
• Ten Fame Dinosaur Egg Cards: Ten frame dinosaur eggs from 0 through 10. Match with Stegosaurus counting cards, tally mark cards and/or number cards
• Dinosaur Bones Tally Mark Cards: Dinosaur bones in a tally mark format. Cards are from 0 to 20.
• Dinosaur Baby Number Cards: Adorable baby dinosaurs breaking out of eggs on cards numbered from 0 to 31.
• “My Dinosaur Book” An easy emergent reader with a “This is a ________” format. Dinosaurs featured include: Tyrannosaur Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Pterodactyl and Brontosaurus.
• “What I Know About Dinosaurs”: Student sheet to go along with emergent reader. Students cut and glue dinosaur names that are in the book.
• All About Dinosaurs: Students can make their very own factual non-fiction book to take home! Realistic dinosaur pictures and facts that can be cut and glued on each dinosaur type page. Students can also draw and write their own facts.
• Plant or Meat Eater Graph: Pictures to create a graph showing which dinosaurs were meat eaters and which ones were plant eaters. Use with the realistic dinosaur pictures and facts. Choose which dinosaurs you want to highlight.
• “My Favorite Dinosaur Graph: Students vote on their favorite dinosaurs. A student graph page is also included. Black and white patterns are also included.
• Dino-Craftivity: Patterns and instructions to make an adorable dino craftivity!
Use these activities as arrival/table time activities, center activities, small group instruction, stations, and during circle/learning times. These activities are designed for preschool, pre-k, or kindergarten.
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