This is a fun unit to bring dinosaurs into your curriculum!
Activities to do with this Dinosaur Unit
1. Beginning dinosaur fact sheets for each student to read together to learn the basic facts about dinosaurs, or
2. Make a copy of the dinosaur fact sheet for yourself to read aloud as you would a book and discuss.
3. Leave dinosaur fact sheets in a station for independent reading.
4. Use dinosaur vocabulary cards to teach words students may come across in their research.
5. Leave dinosaur vocabulary cards in a station and have students copy definitions on vocabulary sheet. I will plan to use page one only for my general education students since I teach 1st grade. I have 2 students that I will provide the first and second pages of dinosaur vocabulary definitions because they are high ability and should be able to do this. If you teach 2nd or 3rd, you may decided to use all the dinosaur vocabulary at your discretion.
6. Use dinosaur cards as trading cards.
7. Print dinosaur cards to play a game of matching. (Concentration).
There are 2 sets. One set is realistic dinosaurs, one set is drawing, colorful dinosaurs. I will set up both sets in a station. Students may choose which set to use.
8. Students pick a dinosaur to research. (They can do this at home as
a project or in class with you providing books and internet to do the
research.) **I picked up about 50 dinosaur books from my local library. We will do dinosaur research in class. However, I included a parent letter if you decided to send home as a project.
9. Using books, sort dinosaurs into herbivores and carnivores.
10. Write a fictional story about a pet dinosaur.
11. Make a dinosaur craft to display with your pet dinosaur writing.
12. Use dinosaur words for a word work center.
13. Word search with dinosaur words.
14. Find as many words as you can using any dinosaur name. Example included
15. Dinosaur Math: In a long hallway or gym, measure length of dinosaurs and mark with masking tape or go outside and mark with chalk!
16. Dinosaur Addition Bump. (Math station)
17. Double Digit Addition without regrouping (math Station, morning work, or homework.)
18. Double Digit Addition WITH regrouping (2 pages)
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