Sunday, November 28, 2010

How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?

Special Instructions:  Bring a mallet or small hammer.  

Gathering Activity: Dinosaur Googly Eye Search- We hid googly eyes in playdough and then searched for them.  (This is a wonderful fine motor activity).  The children loved hiding them for the Mommies to find.  Then the mommies would hide them and the children would search for them.
Circle Time: We read How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?  by Jane Yolan.  We sang dinosaur songs and dinosaur fingerplays.    We counted and sorted plastic dinosaurs.  We danced to "We Are the Dinosaurs" by The Laurie Berkner Band (a family favorite).


Art: Clothespin Stegosaurus:  We made these super cute (and super easy) dinos.  The children needed very little help and were so proud of their creations.

Snack: Dinosaur Shaped Sandwiches and Bananas (Fun Fact: A T-rex's tooth is as long as one banana).

Playtime Activities:

Dinosaur Hunt:  We hid plastic dinosaurs outside for the children to find.

Dinosaur Eggs:  We made these awesome dinosaur eggs with baby dinos hiding inside.. Then the kiddos used a mallet or small hammer to crack them open, supervised closely.  By far the favorite activity of the day.  The prep for these is intensive, but soooooo worth it!  Don't skip this fun activity. 


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