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The Dinosaur Lesson

My name is ____________. Today is ____________, July ___, 2012. It is _____ degrees, _________, and _________. What are going to do today? ___________________. What should I wear? ____________________. Where will we be? _________________. Who will join in?_________________. When will this happen?___________________.

Day
Monday

Words
Dinosaurs, Big, Small

Number
3

Animal(s)
Tyranosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Spinosaurus, Apatosaurus, Triceratops, Pterodactylus, Gastonia, Mossasaurus, Velociraptor, Oviraptor, Brachiosaurus, Archeoptryx

Rhymes
Sleepy time for dinosaurs, time to have a rest. Wag your tails, scratch your scales, curl up in your nest. Dream about adventures that you liked the best. Sleepy time for dinosaurs, time to have a rest. Inside her egg shell, white and round, Baby dino is safe and sound. But she wants to come out into the light, So she pushes and shoves with all her might. Her shell soon cracks and creaks and pops, One big jump and out she hops! Five hungry dinosaurs wading through a swamp. The first one said, "I like to stomp." The second one said, "My stomach is growling." The third one said, "It's time to go prowling." The fourth one said, "Let's look for some food." The fifth one said, "I'm in the mood." Five hungry dinosaurs wading through a swamp. They are very hungry. Chomp! Chomp! Chomp!

Activity/Project
Make dinosaur inprints in playdough. Play with dinosaur toys and talk about large vs. small. Go to library and pick out a few Dinosaur books. Watch science video: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/s cienceforkids/dinosaurs/index.htm Watch/sing along to a couple dinosaur songs listed in video section below.

Tuesday

Fossils, Bones

Wednesday

Eggs, Nests, Baby Dinosaurs,

Visit Pink Palace. Have a dinosaur dig. Extract einosaurs from ice. Play dinosaur games: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/s cienceforkids/dinosaurs/index.htm and http://www.kidsdinos.com/dinosaurgames/ Make dinosaur eggs in the AM and 'hatch' them in the evening.

Day
Thursday

Words
Swim (fins), Fly (wings), Walk (on 2 or 4 legs)

Number
3

Animal(s)

Rhymes Long, long ago, when the earth was young. Dinosaurs live here under the sun. Some were big and some were small. Some were fat and some were tall. Some could swim, some could fly. Some could stretch up, very high. Don't you wish, they still roamed free. And lived some where that you could see?

Activity/Project
Pretend to be different dinosaurs and copy what type of movements they would make. Do the Dinosaur Stomp and Dino-Pokey. Watch dino videos.

Friday

Herbivore, Carnivore

Dinosaur Bingo (printed from http://prekinders.com/dinosaurstheme/). Eat dinosaur meals.

Items Needed for Lesson Plan plastic dinosaurs, bones, playdough, sand, coffee grounds, flour, salt, water, free printable worksheets and coloring pages (try http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/worksheets/dinosaurs/) Helpful Videos Pre-K Dinosaur Theme Video Playlist http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF01A42C6BC4F332B (27) Books Suppose you Meet a Dinosaur: A First Book of Manners; Sierra, Judy; Easy Fiction All Aboard the Dinotrain; Lund, Deb Easy Fiction How do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms?; Yolen, Jane; Easy Fiction A Trip to Dinosaur Time; Foreman, Michael; Easy Fiction Dinosaur!; Sis, Peter; Easy Fiction How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, Yolen, Jane; Easy Fiction Can I Have a Stegosaurus Mom? Can I? Please?!; Grambling, Lois; Easy Fiction Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones; Barton, Byron; Easy Fiction Dinosaurs!; Gibbons, Gail; 567.9 G441d

Songs Tune: "If You're Happy And You Know It" There are dinosaurs stomping, all around. There are dinosaurs stomping, all around. There are dinosaurs all around, stomping on the ground. There are dinosaurs stomping, all around. Continue with additional verses of: There are dinosaurs flying all around. There are dinosaurs swimming all around. There are dinosaurs eating all around. Have your children act out the actions of the dinosaurs as they sing the song. If you're a Tyrannosaurus, show your teeth. If you're a Tyrannosaurus, show your teeth. If you're a Tyrannosaurus, if you're a Tyrannosaurus, If you're a Tyrannosaurus show your teeth! Growl, growl! Continue with. If you're a Corythosaurus, show your bill Chomp, chomp! If you're a Tenontosaurus, show your tail Whip, whip! If you're a small Deinonychus, show your claw Rip, rip! If you're a fierce Triceratips, show your horns Watch out! Dino-Pokey: (to the tune of "The Hokey Pokey")You put your claws in, You take your claws out, You put your claws in, And you scratch 'em all about. You do the dino pokey, And you turn yourself around. That's what it's all about! Additional Verses: feet in, feet out, stomp them all about... teeth in, teeth out, chomp them all about... tail in, tail out, wag it all about ...