I started by putting a "D is for Dinosaur" tracing sheet and some dinosaur themed mazes and dot-to-dots in his pre-writing notebook.
We really kicked off our Dinosaur unit, though, with a field trip to the Creation Museum! It's not exclusively about dinosaurs, but it was still fun and educational!
These are some of the upcoming activities I have planned for the boys.
This is a 24 piece puzzle from Target's $1 spot from several years ago when Elliott was mastering 24 piece puzzles, but he just couldn't get this one. I put it up and forgot all about it until I was looking for other dinosaur activities.
My stepmom sent this set of puzzles for the boys, and it was this box and the knowledge that he would be doing a dinosaur craft in art at co-op that prompted him to ask to learn about dinosaurs!
My husband didn't know it, but it was the same night Elliott asked to do dinosaurs that hubby found this 3D puzzle on clearance at Kohl's.
I also set these puzzles out for Emory. Even though they are easy, he still likes them and he can do them independently.
We don't have a dinosaur coloring book, and I'm not about to buy one or print coloring pages off since my boys rarely color, but I will offer this Ice Age coloring book anyway, since it does have some dinosaur pages in it. There's also a blank doodle pad and a dinosaur stencil, and other art/craft supplies are available at request.
My husband and Elliott wandered away from me in a Parent-Teacher School store out of town (I can only dream of ever having a store like that near me!), and these dinosaur Lace and Trace cards were one of the items that made it into our shopping cart.
I found a link to these Dinosaur Cards at Montessori Print Shop awhile back, but wasn't sure if I would ever use them, since they're kind of...dull. Then I saw this dinosaur matching activity at Counting Coconuts and thought the boys might like it. I too wish there were more common dinosaurs included in the printable, but it's free, so I'm not really complaining.
We also have this Dinosaur Land "sensory tub" I just created for the boys for imaginative play. It's been a big hit so far.
All of the dinosaurs in the previous two activities are from our Animal Planet Big Tub of Dinosaurs which will also be set out. It's always a big hit, but it's nice to see familiar toys in a new setting too.
This magnetic book has been around our house for ages, but has recently been overlooked. I really think Emory will enjoy it.
I've also switched our February Book Basket into a Dinosaur Book Basket. Several of these are just reference-type books that my nephews passed down to the boys, but there are some fictional books as well. Are there any must-reads I should check out from the library?
I have many more dinosaur related activities rolling around in my head, and I'll try to post about them when/if we get to them.
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