The Day of the Dinosaur

Nothing excites and intrigues young minds more than enormous dinosaurs that once roam the earth!
Dig a dig a dig a dig a dinosaur! Bury some bones in sand or dirt at the science center.

Create a classroom of paleontologist by using geometric shapes.

Tablespoons, bowls, small petrie dishes, vinegar, and soda make for an exploding great time!
After demonstrating this experiment whole group, the science center needed little supervision as the budding scientists  enjoyed conducting an experiment while mixing ingredients.

Create a Dinosaur Museum by adding dinosaur models, books, posters, and maybe even some real bones!

Write about dinosaurs in science journals.

Construct dinosaurs at the art center.


Please check out our Day of the Dinosaur: Thematic Common Core Essentials. Teaching the skill and drill necessary to meet CC Standards could not be more fun!




This 127 page unit, Day of the Dinosaur, is strategically linked to the Common Core Standards. It is divided into areas of literature, music, art, literacy, math, worksheets, science, creative writing, word wall, and guided reading. The activities are clearly written, easy to use, and need limited amounts of preparation. The lessons (games or activities) included are scripted. They are written in a format that can be easily taught by the teacher or readily handed off to a parent volunteer or a classroom aide with complete confidence that objectives of the lesson will be reached. 

Songs/Fingerplays
Stegosaurus
A Paleontologist
ROAR
Five Enormous Dinosaurs

Art Projects
Dinosaur Mosaic: A Cooperative Activity
Paleontologist: Using Geometric Shapes
Dinosaur Hat
Dino Rider

Writing
Dinosaur Word Wall
About Dinosaurs
If I Were a Paleontologist

Science
Dinosaur Facts & Information
Stegosaurus Skeleton: Tactile Science
Dinosaur Dig

Guided Reading Books
When Dinosaurs Lived
Class Made Books
Our Dinosaurs

Scripted Math Lessons With Independent Options:
Dino Diner: Composing Numbers 10-20
Dino Land: Identifying Numbers
Dinosaur Addition: Solving Addition Problems
Dinosaur Park: Counting Objects & Recording Numbers

Independent Activities
Dinosaur 10’s
Dinosaur Hunter

Scripted Literacy Lessons With Independent Options:
Dinosaur Desert: Fluently Naming Alphabet Letter Sounds 
Dino Detour: Fluently Naming Letter Sounds (Or Sight Words)
Dinosaur Lunch: Reading Simple Sentences
Dinosaur Sounds: Writing Alphabet Representation of Sounds
Dinosaur Takeover: Decoding Words
Independent Activities
Dinosaur Eggs: Writing Simple Words
Dinosaur ABC: Alphabetical Order
Dino Blends: Identifying Graphophonemic Representation of Blends