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Discovering Dinosaurs

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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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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Dinosaur Dioramas

October 16, 2008
Dinosaur Dioramas

       Making a diorama puts your child in the center of the activity and responsible for the direction their learning is taking. There are many ways to do a diorama, let your child determine how they would like it to look. It is also a great tool to see how much they have learned...
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Dino Diner

September 18, 2008
Dino Diner

       At the Dino Diner your child can match plastic dinosaurs with assorted foods that carnivores, herbivores and omnivores would eat. Don’t be afraid to use the scientific terms, children love learning that stuff. Dinosaur Facts Omnivore (both) Carnivore (meat eater) Herbivore (plant eater) Pachycephalosaurus Carnotaurus Anchiceratops Compsognathus Ankylosaurus Plesiosaurus Apatosaurus/Brontosaurus Tyrannosaurus Rex Brachiosaurus Velociraptor...
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Ways to Introduce Dinosaurs

September 14, 2008

What follows are suggested ways to introduce the summer program to your children. There isn’t only one right way. When you introduce a new topic of study, it is always helpful to make it novel or different than what happens day-to-day. It captures their attention and gives them time to think about what they...
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Discovering Dinosaurs

September 14, 2008

Keeping kids happy and thriving over the summer isn’t always easy but we’re going to show you some ideas that you can try with your own children at home. Your children will become invested in the learning if they are actively involved and they’ll have so much fun, they won’t know they are learning....
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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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Whose Foot is it?

September 12, 2008
Whose Foot is it?

Your child will experiment making foot prints in play dough and observing the results.  This activity helps develop your child’s fine motor skills while he is manipulating the play dough. Preparation for Activity Title Materials: toy dinosaurs play dough (store bought or homemade) Gather dinosaurs with different shaped feet. Make the play dough or buy play...
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