Too Many Dinosaurs

Yesterday at the daycare, we read Too Many Dinosaurs by Mercer Mayer.  This is a comical book about a boy who wants a pet puppy.  He finds a dinosaur egg instead and fun ensues.

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Then we colored cardboard dinosaur cutouts with oil pastels or scented markers.  The kids seemed to enjoy this and took time to do a great job on the dinosaurs.  Scented markers seem to always make everything better.

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After the kids decorated the cardboard dinosaurs, they were allowed to play at various stations.

Kinetic sand with rollers and dinosaurs proved to be successful.  A couple of the kids used our fort building blocks to make a cave for the dinosaurs.  We also tried a wooden shark puzzle, which proved somewhat difficult.

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Another great idea which we didn’t do because it was 90 degrees and I traveled to the daycare is a fossil unfreeze.  You can freeze plastic dinosaurs or figures in a bowl of water and then let the kids try to melt them with droppers of salt water.

 

Leah Dresser

Children’s Librarian

ldresser@kendallvillelibrary.org

 

 

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