Books to Grow On Contents Fingerplays Five Enormous

Books to Grow On
Five Enormous
My Visit to the Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Bones
Bob Barner
I Dreamt I Was a Dinosaur
Stella Blackstone
Danny and the Dinosaur
Syd Hof
Whatever Happened to
the Dinosaurs?
Bernard Most
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp
Carol Diggory Shields
Peter Sis
Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs
Ian Whybrow
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
Jane Yolen
Dinosaurs Big and Small
Kathleen Zoehfeld
For Parents & Teachers
450 More Story Stretchers
for the Primary Grades
Shirley C. Raines
Dinosaur egg puppet
10 felt dinosaur pieces
Video Tape
Danny and the Dinosaur
(Use 5 of the felt dinosaurs
included with this kit. Slap
thighs alternately on stomps.)
Five enormous dinosaurs,
letting out a roar
One walked away and then there
were four
Stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp,
Stomp, stomp, stomp,
stomp, ROAR!
Four enormous dinosaurs
crashing down a tree
One stomped away and
then there were three
Stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp,
Stomp, stomp, stomp,
stomp, ROAR!
Three enormous dinosaurs
eating tiger stew
One stomped away and
then there were two
Stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp,
Stomp, stomp, stomp,
stomp, ROAR!
Two enormous dinosaurs
resting in the sun
One stomped away and
then there was one
Stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp,
Stomp, stomp, stomp,
stomp, ROAR!
One enormous dinosaur
left all alone
He stomped away and
then there were none
Stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp,
Stomp, stomp, stomp,
stomp, ROAR!
From Little Songs for
Little Me by Nancy Stewart
Five Dinosaurs
(Use 5 of the felt dinosaurs
included with this kit.)
There were five dinosaurs
living in a swamp
Eating veggies and letting
out a roar (ROAR)
‘Til one walked away
And got stuck in the clay
And then there were
only four dinosaurs
(repeat until all are gone)
From Little Songs for
Little Me by Nancy Stewart
10 Dinosaurs
(Use the felt dinosaurs
included with this kit.)
1 little, 2 little, 3 little dinosaurs,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little dinosaurs,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little dinosaurs,
10 little dinosaurs roaring.
(Change the last word of the
song using different action words
that the children can act out.)
How Dinosaurs Say Goodnight…
and more stories that rhyme
Compact Discs
Once Upon a Dinosaur
Jane Murphy
Most Amazing Dinosaur Songs
Rev. 9/06
The Dinosaurs
Dinosaur Bones
The dinosaurs lived long ago
When life on earth began.
Some were tall,
(stretch hand upwards
to show height)
And some were small,
(crouch down low)
Some liked water,
(make swimming motion)
Some land.
(stomp feet)
Pteranodons had leathery wings,
(flap arms)
Brontosaurs, long necks;
(hands on jaw, palms up as if
stretching neck upwards)
Brontosaurs, long necks;
And the meanest dinosaur of all
was the Tyrannosaurus Rex!
(feet apart, hands clawlike,
scowl and growl)
From Finger Frolics by Liz Cromwell
Have the children make their
own dinosaur skeleton by
gluing pasta noodles onto a
piece of construction paper.
Fun and Games
Playdough Fossils
Make gray playdough by adding
a small amount of black tempera
paint to your regular recipe. Set
the playdough and some plastic
dinosaurs on a table. Let the
children make “fossils” by pressing
the dinosaurs into the playdough
and then carefully removing them.
No Dinos in Our House!
After watching Danny and the
Dinosaur, show a picture of a
Tyrannosaurus Rex and talk about
it’s size. Would it fit into a house?
The room you are in? In the yard?
With masking tape or chalk, mark
out the length of a Tyrannosaurus
Rex (43 feet long). Find out how
many children can lay from
head to toe inside the marks.
Torn Paper Dinosaur
Supply the children with a piece of
white paper with a dinosaur drawn
on it. Then give them a piece of
colored paper (brown or green will
work). Have them tear the colored
paper into pieces and then glue
the pieces on the white piece of
paper to fill in the dinosaur shape.
Search for Dinosaurs
Place small plastic dinosaurs
in the sand table or sand box.
Hide them from view. Have
the children look for them.
Dinosaur Hide
and Seek #2
Play the game the same as hide
and seek #1, except hide the
dinosaur. Then tell the children
individually whether they are
“hot” or “cold” to the relation of
the dinosaur. Allow the other
children to have a chance to hide
the dinosaur, and tell children
whether they are “hot” or “cold.”
It may be a good idea to discuss
the meaning of hot and cold
before you play this game.
Theme Kits:
Dinosaurs 2
Dinosaur Hide
and Seek #1
Have all the children cover or
close their eyes while you “hide” a
dinosaur in the room. (It should
be placed in plain view.) Tell the
children to find the dinosaur, but
not to touch it. Once they spot
it, they should sit back down in
their spot. The first one to sit down
will get to hide the dinosaur.
We hope you enjoy this
theme kit!
Each Books to Grow On theme
kit includes books, a curriculum
packet and other library materials
related to a specific subject. These
kits have been designed to use
with preschool age children. We
recommend that you review each
item in the kit before you share
it with your children. We also
encourage you to return the kit to
your local library as soon as you
are finished so we can make it
available to others.
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