Spring Break = Dinosaur Week!

March 12-16 was Spring Break.  We took a little break from our usual curriculum to celebrate dinosaurs.  We learned all about meat eaters (carnivores), plant eaters (herbivores) and all dinosaurs of every shape and size!

I Love Dinosaurs

Some were big and some were small.

Me?  I want to learn them all.

Some ate plants and some ate meat.

Me?  I think they all are neat.

Some used two legs and some used four.

Me?  I love all dinosaurs!

Tuesday March 13th

The How Do Dinosaurs series of books were a big hit with the kids!  We read How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? and How Do Dinosaurs Eat their Food?  by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague.  These books teach great lessons on manners, taking care of pets, going to bed, going to school ect.

Scholastic has also transformed the dinosaur books into movies on DVD that we watched this week.

We made Dinosaur Trail Mix for snack.  It is a mix of twigs (pretzel sticks), berries (raisins) and dinosaur foot prints (honey comb cereal).

We made a brontosaurus out of a paper plate for craft time.

Wednesday March 14th

We read Dinosaurs Galore by Giles Andrea and Dinosailors by Deb Lund.  Really fun books that the kids loved!

We Are The Dinosaurs
We are the dinosaurs, Marching, Marching!
We are the dinosaurs
Whaddaya Think of That?!?!?
We are the dinosaurs, Marching, Marching
We are the Dinosaurs, we make the earth FLAT
We make the earth FLAT!!!
(verse)
We stop and eat our food, when we’re in the mood
We stop and eat our food on the groooouuound
We stop and eat our food, when we’re in the mood
We stop and eat our food and then we march around
Cause
(refrain)
We are the dinosaurs, Marching, Marching!
We are the dinosaurs
Whaddaya Think of That?!?!?
We are the dinosaurs, Marching, Marching
We are the Dinosaurs, we make the earth FLAT
We make the earth FLAT!!!
(verse)
We stop and take a rest, over in our nest
We stop and take a rest at the end of the day
We stop and take a rest, over in our nest
We stop and take a rest and then you’ll hear us say
Roar!!!
(refrain)
We are the dinosaurs, Marching, Marching!
We are the dinosaurs
Whaddaya Think of That?!?!?
We are the dinosaurs, Marching, Marching
We are the Dinosaurs, we make the earth FLAT
We make the earth FLAT!!!
And then we ROOOOAAARRRRR!!!!
Cause we are the Dinosaaaa-aaaa-auurrrrs!!!!!!!!Laurie Berkner

We had a fun dinosaur march through out the halls!  We listened to Laurie Berkner’s “We Are the Dinosaurs” as we marched all around the building.  Click here to listen to the song!

The dinosaurs had fun stomping around in the sand in our sensory table.

We made handprint stegasaurus during craft time.

Thursday March 15th

We read My Big Dinosaur Book by Roger Priddy and Dinosaur Train by John Steven Gurney.

Dinosaur Stomping

(to the tune of “The Ants Go Marching”)

Dinos stomping one by one.

Let’s stomp! Let’s stomp!

Dinos stomping one by one.

The little one stopped to have some fun.

And they all went stomping.

On the ground

To see how it sounds!

Boom!  Boom!  Boom!

Additional verses:

Two by two; hollered, Boo!

Three by three;  ate a tree!

Four by four;  and gave a roar!

Five by five; and danced the jive!

For snack we made a yummy dinosaur tooth snack.  We crunched up graham crackers and spread  half of a banana with peanut butter then rolled the banana into the graham cracker crumbs.

The finished dinosaur tooth snack!  Yummy!

For craft time, we made a fun peek a boo dinosaur!

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