Fun Times Learning About DINOSAURS!

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Recently at our PALS school  we got to learn about Dinosaurs!  We had a blast all week long doing all kinds of dinosaur games, art projects, and activities!

We started out coloring these "D is for Dinosaur" pages while I talked to the boys about Dinosaurs.

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 Then the boys painted some dinosaur appliques I had made.

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When the paint dried, I ironed the appliques onto t-shirts for the boys (the tails wrap around to the back of the shirt).

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I LOVE how these turned out!  My son loves to wear his dino shirt!

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We talked about how paleontologists follow clues to learn about dinosaurs, and then the boys got to pretend like they were paleontologists going on a dino hunt!  They followed the clues (dinosaur footprints I cut out of grocery bags)....
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...which led them to our neighbor's sand box!

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They dug in the sand and found a bunch of dinosaurs (with a little help from another little paleontologist--- I totally dig those paleontologist hats!)
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We brought the dinosaurs home and the boys got to play with them for a while in our new dinosaur sensory bin- with steel cut oats, pebbles from the dollar store, and fake plants!

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Next it was time for a dinosaur puzzle I printed from the Free Dinosaur Pack at 3 Dinosaurs.

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And a dinosaur counting game from 123 Homeschool 4 Me Dinosaur Pack

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Later in the week I used the paper dinosaur footprints from our dinosaur hunt for another counting game.  I set out mini-dinos on the footprints and let my son count them and put the correct plastic number on each foot, then put all the footprints in numerical order.

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We also made this "macaroni-saurus" the he loved!  I found the printables at PreKinders

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We also went on a fun outing to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.

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And to wrap up our fun dinosaur week we took a very fun trip to the Heard Museum in McKinney!

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Be sure to also check out my "D" is for Dinosaur project in my "Alphabet Crafts"!

 

More great dinosaur resources:

{free} Printable Dinosaur Pack from 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Free Dinosaur Pack from 3 Dinosaurs

I found this awesome board on Pinterest that has TONS of awesome Dinosaur ideas for little ones!

We loved reading these books:

Dinosaur Collage

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  1. Those dino shirts are adorable!

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