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Dinosaur Grid Game

September 12, 2008
Dinosaur Grid Game

This activity lets your child use all the information he knows about dinosaurs in different way. It also reinforces location terms like: top, bottom, middle, left and right. Using the characteristics that your child will be familiar with, you will give him clues to figure out which dinosaur goes into a specific box on...
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How Long is the Dinosaur?

September 12, 2008
How Long is the Dinosaur?

Children are fascinated by animals and having one that is bigger than their house will seem unbelievable. Dinosaur Facts How long was your favorite dinosaur? Anchiceratops 20′ Ankylosaurus 20′ Apatosaurus/Brontosaurus 75′ Brachiosaurus 82′ Carnotaurus 30′ Compsognathus 3′ Duckbill(Hadrosaurus) 23′ Pachycephalosaurus 15′ Parasaurolophus 31′, (length of skull with crest = 5′ 2″) Plesiosaurus 13′ Stegosaurus 30′...
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Let Your Child be a Detective to Figure Out “Whose Foot is it”?

September 12, 2008
Let Your Child be a Detective to Figure Out “Whose Foot is it”?

Becoming a Detective While your child is experimenting making footprints in play dough and observing the results, they are also being detectives to notice the difference.  This activity helps develop your child’s fine motor skills while he is manipulating the play dough. Preparation for Activity Gather dinosaurs with different shaped feet. Make the play dough...
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Dinosaur Teeth

September 12, 2008
Dinosaur Teeth

Giving your child the chance to examine and hold a tooth that is the size of a Tyrannosaurus Rex’s tooth is something she won’t soon forget. The questions serve as a guide for discussions. Allow your child to explore whatever questions that she may have. Facts Tyrannosaurus Rex Tooth Apatosaurus/Brontosaurus Tooth meat eater plant...
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Paper Hat

September 12, 2008
Paper Hat

Make a young paleontologist hat ready for a fun and sunny day. How to Make a Paper Hat Materials: newspaper tissue paper masking tape assorted items to decorate with Layer the tissue paper and the newspaper like a sandwich with 2 full sheets of newspaper in the center. Place the layers of paper on...
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Lots of Apples!

September 12, 2008

Well, it’s finished. It took a while but I finished writing up the 18 lessons for the Apple Unit. It feels great to hand it over to Chantal. Now she can do her magic and put it on the site. I’m curious to see how long it will take to go from the copy...
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Volcanoes

September 12, 2008

Making volcanoes to add to your habitat will give your child an opportunity to problem solve while testing chemical reactions. How to Make Volcano Materials: small paper cup cookie sheet with edges cardboard tube newspaper masking tape paper mache mixture cardboard paint Attach a cardboard tube (empty paper towel roll works great) to the...
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Excuse me, I’m taking a survey.

September 12, 2008
Excuse me, I’m taking a survey.

Capitalizing on your child’s interest in Halloween, she will survey her friends and family about the costumes she will wear for the big day. Prerequisite and Goal For This Lesson Prerequisite Your child should be able to count to 10 to complete this activity with ease. Goal The goal of this activity is for...
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Tools

September 12, 2008
Tools

After brainstorming a list of necessary tools, have your child help gather them.  You may find your child carrying them around the house in anticipation.  Let him become comfortable with using the shovel and paintbrush in the backyard or in a pot.  It will help him to be comfortable using them on the day...
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Face Painting

September 12, 2008
Face Painting

Children love to have their face, arms, legs and hands painted. You can make up simple drawings of dinosaurs to help your child decide what she would like to have painted or let her use her imagination. Face Painting: Materials: create a chart of simple dinosaur designs (optional) face paints brushes mirror (optional) water suggested simple...
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