Circle Time Activities:
Dinosaur Eggs in the Nest Rhyme: cute activity found at Making Learning Fun. Click here to view.
Dino Ditty: (sung to "Doo Wah Ditty")
Here he comes just a stompin' his feet
He's Huge (teacher) (circle hands round like a huge belly)
Five Enormous Dinosaurs: Felt board counting poem
Five enormous dinosaurs, letting out a roar,
Dinosaurs: A printable emergent reader from PreKinders. Click here to view and print.
Stegosaurus Cut and Paste: Printable pattern found here. Students color shapes, cut out and assemble into dinosaur.
Triceratops Cut and Paste: Printable pattern found here. Students color shapes, cut out and assemble into dinosaur.
3-D Triceratops Paper Plate Craft: Pattern and instructions found here.
Dinosaur Shapes: Cut out brontosaurus, stegosaurus and triceratops shapes from card stock. Let students choose which type of dinosaur they want to make. Glue on cheap, bumpy shaped cereal to make the dinosaur scales. Let dry. The next day paint the dinosaurs green or brown.
Dinosaur Scene: Stamp dinosaurs with cookie cutter shapes on white paper. Sprinkle sand around paper.
Tear and paste A-Sauras: Trace a dinosaur shape for your student to cut out. Provide scraps of tissue paper for them to tear and glue on.
Dino Skeleton: Provide each student with a stick figure of a dinosaur. The student glues macaroni on the outline to resemble a dinosaur skeleton.
Dinosaur Templates to use for crafts: Enchanted Learning has a ton of dinosaur patterns for you to use (if you're a member). They are alphabatized so make sure you click on the A-Z links. Start here.
Dinosaur eggs play-dough mat: Students make play-dough egg shapes and places the correct amount on each "nest." Printable math mats here.
Hatching Dinos Color Match Game: You need large easter eggs and small colored dinosaurs (3 of each color). Put one dinosaur in each egg and put in basket. Give each student a playing card with 3 large circles of the same color (ex. one card will have 3 large red circles, another card has 3 large blue circles). Students take turns picking an egg from the basket. They open the egg to see if they have a matching colored dinosaur. If so they place it on their card. If not, they return it to the basket. Play continues until a student finds all three of his color dinosaurs.