This fun unit contains many activities, all themed around dinosaurs. Children love learning about dinosaurs, and this unit covers many standards and expectations while teaching children about a topic they will enjoy!
These tried and tested materials and no-prep worksheets can be used with students from Kindergarten through Grade 3.
Materials include language, reading, writing, word work, math, science, art and even drama.
Here's what's included:
- List of dinosaur words and large word cards
- List of extra classroom ideas to get into the dinosaur-theme mood!
- 15 (14 + 1 blank) dinosaur-themed journal prompts to get your students writing.
- 10 “word of the day” worksheets or bell work where students read the definition, print the word, use the word in a sentence, circle the part of speech the word is, circle the number of syllables the word has, and draw a picture of the word (herbivore, dinosaur, fossil, carnivore, omnivore, prey, predator, extinct, prehistoric, hunting)
- Dino Bingo Game
- Four blank writing pages
- Worksheets for math, science and language:
1) Students read a paragraph on the ways the dinosaurs could have gone extinct and then draw a picture of how the Earth may have looked at this time.
2) Students follow a maze of footprints to match the footprint to the dinosaur. Students trace their own footprint and measure.
3) Students colour a dinosaur face and make a mask they can use to act as dinosaurs.
4) Students match dinosaur names to the meaning of the name and can colour in the dinosaurs.
5) Students learn about Archaeopteryx and write about how it was like a bird/dinosaur.
6) Dinosaur Report – Students use outside resources to research a dinosaur. It includes a plan, a writing page, and an example.
7) Students read about the “terrible lizard”, answer questions about size and then match pictures of dinosaurs to everyday objects to compare sizes (includes meters and feet).
8) A math word problem about comparing sizes (Grade 2/3 level) perfect for group work.
9) Colouring page and reading about how the earth looked when the dinosaurs lived.
10) Students classify each dinosaur as a meat eater or plant eater after learning about different teeth/body parts carnivores and herbivores had.
11) Students read a paragraph about dinosaurs and then write the name from the paragraph under the picture of the dinosaur.
12) Students learn about the Albertosaurus and then compare their own height to the dinosaur. Students draw themselves on a scale next to the dinosaur. Includes both meters and feet and a bonus activity.
13) Students go on a fossil hunt outside to be palaeontologists, and write down observations in a chart.
14) Students label a skull diagram of a triceratops with the words brow horn, teeth, jaw, eye, short horn.
15) Students read three clues about a dinosaur and cut out pieces of a puzzle and assemble it to see what the mystery dinosaur is. (Iguanodon)
16) Students read about dinosaur eggs, count the eggs in the nest in the picture and write a story about finding a baby dinosaur.
17) Students count the dinosaurs in each set (1-10)
18) Students count the syllables in each dinosaur word)
19) Students learn about Ichthyosaurus and make a craft.
20) Students divide groups of dinosaurs into equal sets (equal sharing).
21) Students read a paragraph and follow the instructions to add to the drawings of three dinosaurs.
22) Students follow directions to colour dinosaurs (ordinal numbers, 1st to 6th)
23) Students cut and paste dinosaurs in the correct order (ordinal numbers, first to sixth)
24) Students cut and paste dinosaurs into two groups: land and water.
25) Students analyze pictures of dinosaurs and match them to their correct skeleton.
26) Research assignment where students look up definitions of dinosaur words on a kid-friendly website.
27) Research assignment where students learn where to put the prehistoric periods (Jurassic, Cretaceous, and Triassic) on a timeline.
28) Research assignment where students fill in the blanks after reading the website and then check out some neat dino facts!