Dinosaurs

Today the Wiggleworms started with our Opening Song, where we said hi to the librarian, the books, the book shelves our Story Time Friends!

BOOK: Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs
by Byron Barton

dinosaurs dinosaurs

Very simple text and pictures gives some nice information about dinosaurs. This group has a couple of kids who are doing a school unit on dinosaurs and they were happily pointing out the ones they knew!

Flannel Story – 5 Dinosaurs
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1 dinosaurs went out to play,
Over the hills and far away,
He had such enourmous fun he asked for a Stegasaurus to come!

2=Triceratops
3=Brontosaurus
4=T-Rex
5=Pterodactyl

5 dinosaurs went out to play,
Over the hills and far away,
Mama dinosaur called ROAR ROAR ROAR!
But 4 dinosaurs came running to the door.

4 dinosaurs… etc.

(Source:  Adapted from a rhyme my son learned at Newtown Presbyterian Preschool,
flannel images adapted from Usborne’s That’s Not My… Dinosaurs Coloring Book by Fiona Watt)

BOOK: When Dinosaurs Came with Everything
by Elise Broach

when dinosarus came with everything

This is a funny book!  A young boy and his mom go out to run errands but something strange is happening – every place they go is offering free DINOSAURS! The kids thought this was a riot, and the ending had the grown-ups chuckling too!

GAME CUBE!- check out the link to these fun songs we pick by rolling our Game Cube dice!

GO BANANAS! Always a hit!

BOOK: How Bit was a Dinosaur?
by Anne Milbourne
and Serena Riglietti

how big was a dinosaur

This has been an at home favorite for a long time – cute story about a penguin discovering how big dinosaurs really were.  The BEST part though is the HUGE poster included in a pocked at the end of the book that shows dinosaur sizes compared to houses, busses, etc.

Activity: Dino Footprint
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Love this great idea from http://strongstart.blogspot.com/2011/11/dinosaur-feet.html – it took about 20 of our shoes to one dino footprint! (We had a mix of kid and adult shoes!)

SHUFFLE DANCE: Check out our dance list here!

“Song About Slow and Song About Fast”

Bonus Book:
Dinosaur vs. the Library
by Bob Shea

dinosaur vs the library

Much roaring happened during the reading of this fun book!  Wonderful lesson about library voices!

CRAFT:  Paper Plate and Clothespin Dinosaurs
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MATERIALS:
Paper plates – pre cut in half
Extra scraps of paper plate or paper cut into dino tails and heads
Crayons, Markers
Googly eyes
Brads
Clothespins

DIRECTIONS:
Color the paper plates and then using brads attach tails and heads. Clothespin make the legs

Closing Rhyme & Song

How it Went:

DINO-mite Story Time!  Heavy interest level in dinosaurs with this group!

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