Dinosaurs

TODDLER PROGRAM

OPENING SONG: If You’re Happy and You Know It

OPENING RHYMES:

BOOK 1: Dino Pets by Lynn Plourde
I absolutely love the illustrations in this book! It’s also a rhyming book which is a plus 🙂

Dino Pets by Lynn Plourde

FINGERPLAY/ACTION RHYME: Dinosaurs

Spread your arms, way out wide
Fly like Pteranodon, soar and glide
Bend to the floor, head down low
Move like Stegosaurus, long ago
Reach up tall, try to be
As tall as Apatosaurus eating on a tree
Using your claws, grumble and growl
Just like Tyrannosaurus on the prowl!

Credit: Storytime Katie

ACTION SONG: We Are The Dinosaurs
by Laurie Berkner from the album The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

The Best Of The Laurie Berkner Band

FLANNEL STORY: 5 Enormous Dinosaurs

Five enormous dinosaurs letting out a roar.
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp stomp)
and then there were four.

Four enormous dinosaurs knocking down a tree. Clunk!
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp stomp)
and then there were three.

Three enormous dinosaurs eating tiger stew. Ew!
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp stomp)
and then there were were two.

Two enormous dinosaurs sitting under the sun.
One stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp stomp)
and then there was one.

One enormous dinosaur having no fun.
He stomped away (stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp)
and then there were none.

Credit: Story Time Secrets

Template for flannel available at Mel’s Desk

BOOK 2: Dinosaurs by Simms Taback
This book is great because it is a giant fold-out book! The children loved to see the BIG dinosaurs come to life!

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CRAFT: Dino Eggs!
This is a really cute craft that is so easy to do- all the kids have to do is color and glue! First, cut out the eggs and attach paper fastener so those are ready to go. Then cut out the dinosaurs so all the kids have to do is decoarte and attach their baby dino to the back! Instructions and egg pattern are available at Busy Bee Kids Crafts and the baby dino can be found at Activity Village

ClOSING RHYME: Tickle the Clouds

CLOSING SONG: Skinnamarink

— Mollie

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