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We finished up our dinosaur theme today by making a shape dinosaur. An activity like this can be incorporated into almost any theme to reinforce shapes, colors, counting, etc.
Here’s what you’ll need: various shapes cut out of construction paper, a piece of construction paper to glue everything onto and glue.
Glue the shapes onto the paper. Make sure to talk about colors and shapes and count the pieces as your child adds them on.
Here’s Hailey’s finished shape dinosaur.
We are continuing our dinosaur theme and today we made some dinosaur fossils.
Here’s what you’ll need: some modeling clay and some small dinosaurs.
Explore the modeling clay for a few minutes, it’s fun to play with. I asked Hailey questions about what it felt like and smelled like, etc.
Then roll the clay into a ball.
Then press it down nice and flat.
Press a dinosaur into the clay hard enough to leave an impression.
Here’s the finished fossils. It takes a few days for them to completely dry. Once they dry you can add them to a sand box and then pretend to be archaeologists digging for dinosaur fossils.
Our theme for this week has been dinosaurs and today we made a “Hailey-o-saurus” dinosaur.
Here’s what you’ll need: Dinosaur shaped construction paper, egg shaped construction paper, blank piece of construction paper, markers, items for decorating (we used feathers and pom-poms) and glue.
Hailey colored her dinosaur.
Then she glued on some pom-poms and feathers.
Then Hailey colored the dinosaur egg. While she was coloring I explained to her that dinosaurs hatched from eggs.
We wrote a story about ”Hailey-o-saurus.” I asked some questions to get Hailey started and then she told me all about her dinosaur while I wrote down what she said.
We glued the dinosaur onto the dinosaur egg and displayed it with the story Hailey wrote.
Our theme this week is dinosaurs. For our first art project we made some Dinosaur bones.
Here’s what you’ll need: dinosaur shaped head, regular and small craft sticks, glue and paper.
Glue the dinosaur head on and then use the regular sized craft sticks to make the dinosaur’s body- neck, back, tail and legs.
Some of the small craft sticks can be broken in half and then glued on.
We added some more to the middle of the dinosaur.
The completed dinosaur.