When learning about the letter D, what could be more fun than turning it into a dinosaur theme? I can’t think of anything better for a 4 year old boy. Hunter loved learning the letter D and all about dinosaurs. This was definitely his favorite unit all year.
Hunter’s letter D bin was full of fun things for the week. Harper kept taking her diaper out and putting it away haha, she didn’t understand why it was in the bin.
I printed out this letter D page from these preschool printables and then Hunter had to make the D using pattern blocks.
He spent lots of time playing with the little dinosaurs. We used them for some math games too, like sorting, patterns, counting, etc.
Hunter and Harper enjoyed using the dinosaur stamps.
Hunter loved this dinosaur mat! He has spent hours playing with this.
Hunter working on some dinosaur puzzles.
Finding and coloring the letter D.
We used painters tape to show how long some of the dinosaurs were. Hunter was pretty impressed with how big they were. We weren’t able to do the really big dinosaurs because they were bigger than our house!
At the end of the tape I put a little fact card about the dinosaur the tape was representing.
We made dinosaur fossils by pressing little dinosaurs into modeling clay.
What would a dinosaur unit be without making a volcano? Hunter liked doing the volcano but when the “lava” came out of the mountain and touched his dinosaurs he was not happy. So, the rest of our volcano fun had to be done without the dinosaurs nearby.
A representation of big a t-rex footprint was.
We had a little fossil dig to look for dinosaur bones.
Hunter working on finding some bones
Hailey helped too, it was actually really hard to get the bones out.
Then Hailey and Hunter took turns hiding some dinosaur bones in the sandbox and then searching for them.
Learning about dinosaurs was our favorite unit this year!