We loved reading these great books to learn all about these ancient creatures:
We learned that dinosaurs are reptiles and are hatched from eggs.
We made these fun 'dinosaur eggs' with water balloons in the freezer and the kids hatched their baby dinosaurs by melting them in the sun, using hammers, and using droppers with salt water.
We created a dinosaur habitat for our friends to play and learn in.
Jack Horner, the paleontologist who discovered the Maiasaura and served as a technical advisor for the Jurassic Park films.
We learned how humans discovered dinosaurs through fossils of their bones.
We made our own dinosaur fossils out of terracotta clay to take home!
We glued different sizes of macaroni together to learn how the skeletal system of the T-Rex and Brachiosaurus fit together. It's also a great activity to work in some essential counting skills!
We turned toy dinosaurs into stamps and then matched the footprints to the matching dino after they dried.
- improve concentration
- train visual memory
- increase short term memory
- increase attention to detail
- improve the ability to find similarities and differences in objects
- help to classify objects that are grouped by similar traits
- improve vocabulary
To hone our fine motor skills and practice patterns we made bracelets with different colored beads and dinosaur shaped pasta.