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Archive for October, 2008

Fun with Dinosaur Footprints

October 18, 2008
Fun with Dinosaur Footprints

Dinosaur Footprints Making a path of dinosaur foot prints on the sidewalk or through the yards in your neighborhood can be a source of great fun for all! Children love following them.  The foot prints can lead to a play area, be part of a scavenger or treasure hunt or they simply can disappear, the...
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Costumes

October 18, 2008
Costumes

      Some children need to immerse themselves in the topic that they are learning.  So becoming a dinosaur for a while will give your child that opportunity and making a costume as their favorite dinosaur is a blast! Preparation to Make Costume Materials: felt markers scraps of material assorted items to create and decorate...
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Dinosaur Puppets

October 18, 2008
Dinosaur Puppets

      Your child will enjoy showing their new knowledge about dinosaurs while playing with the puppets they made for days prior to and after the dig. Hand Puppet Materials: old socks felt markers paper bags scraps of material assorted items to create and decorate a puppet with Have your child decide what...
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I Dig Dinosaurs!

October 18, 2008
I Dig Dinosaurs!

Take your family on a real Dinosaur Dig! What kid wouldn’t love to find a dinosaur bone – a real one no less?  Give your child a once in a lifetime trip out to Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Texas or Wyoming to dig along side an actual paleontologist with the distinct possibility of finding dinosaur bones.  How cool would...
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Some Things to Consider When Making Your Plans

October 18, 2008
Some Things to Consider When Making Your Plans

  Bring a sense of adventure when planning your family vacation. There is more for your family to explore than you can imagine. Many places plan family oriented activities that strive to have something for everyone and encourages spending time together. Travel Ideas A few ideas of outdoor fun your family may want to...
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Dino Museums

October 18, 2008
Dino Museums

     If you are unable to travel to participate in an actual dig, you can still check out a museum near you.  With thirty-eight states having dinosaur exhibits, the chances are good you may live close to one of them. So take your child on a trip traveling back 65 million years ago...
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Isolating Sounds That Rhyme

October 18, 2008

Your child knows the alphabet. It’s so exciting! Your child is on their way to becoming an independent reader. Now they are ready to learn the letter sounds by playing with words that rhyme. Materials: glue sheets of paper old magazines A selection of books that have verses that rhyme like: Hop on Pop and...
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Playing with Letter Sounds

October 18, 2008
Playing with Letter Sounds

Playing with Letter Sounds Materials: backpack hat an upper case “A” and a lower case “a” written on 2 pieces of paper to attach to the front and back of the hat and the backpack a selection of items with the beginning sound set out for a scavenger hunt for each letter sound Prior...
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Recognizing the Letters of the Alphabet

October 18, 2008
Recognizing the Letters  of the Alphabet

Using charming books that will capture your child‘s interest, you’ll both have fun reading the stories together. Books like: Silly Sally, Hop on Pop Book & CD, and Green Eggs and Ham. Recognizing the Letters Materials: Bottle tops for plastic milk cartons or water bottles Reading books that play with the sounds through rhyme or in word families...
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Plant Apple Seeds

October 18, 2008
Plant Apple Seeds

Children get excited when they can take a seed and watch it sprout into something entirely different. This is a great way to get your son or daughter interested in nature and the cycle of life. Materials: water paper towel apple seeds small plastic bag Collect the seeds while you are preparing the apple sauce...
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