*Just an FYI – I am a Christian and I believe in Creationism. This dinosaur unit is based on that belief.*
- Read “What Really Happened to Dinosaurs” pages 6-11
- The book mentions that it can be very difficult for a scientist to put dinosaur bones together.
- Set up a Dino Dig in a sandbox with wooden dinosaur bones. This 3D puzzle would be great to use for the dig. Since I have 3 kids, I will probably order 3 puzzles. I will then put a color code on each one with a small colored dot to indicate which pieces go together.
- Once the bones have all been found, we will construct the dinosaurs. Using books from the library – we will learn about the different types of dinosaurs.
- Create a dinosaur journal and record information: What is the name of your dinosaur? What does your dinosaur eat? How big is your dinosaur? List 3 new facts you learned about your dinosaur. etc.
- Online Dinosaur Puzzle
- Read: “The First Dinosaur Eggs and Roy Chapman Andrews” by Brooke Hartzog
- Talk about how dinosaurs lay eggs then hatch Dinosaur eggs.
- Look at a book of Dinosaurs and find out more information on the dinosaurs hatched. Journal information and draw a picture of the hatched dinosaur.
- On-line Dinosaur Memory Game
- Dinosaur Math Worksheets
- Read: Discovering Dinosaurs with a Fossil Hunter by Judith Williams
- Fossil Project – ** These little dinos work great for this project**
- Make fossil cookies for snack
- Dinosaur Train online games.
- Play with dino toys and puzzles.
Day 4: Dinosaur Day!
- A day of dino fun! Search Pinterest and you will find plenty of activities. Here are the ones we will do on this day:
- Craft- Dino Shirts (to wear on our field trip of course).
- Dino Activity Books or Printable Worksheets
- Ceramic dinosaurs to paint HERE.
- Pick out some fun projects and activities here.
- Dinosaur Lunch – Dino chicken nuggets, dino mac & cheese, dino fruit snacks
- Watch Dinosaur Train
Day 5: Field Trip