Dinosaur Preschool Storytime

Summer Reading has officially begun at our library! To go along with this year’s theme, Dig Into Reading, our first week of SRP is all things DINOSAURS – this went over well in preschool storytime 🙂

SRP PROGRAM: PRESCHOOL

OPENING SONG: Shakin’ Everywhere by Jim Gill
from the album Irrational Anthem & More Salutes to Nonsense

BOOK 1: Dinosaurs Galore by Giles Andreae
I love this book! The rhyming text and great illustrations are PERFECT for preschool storytime.

BOOK 2: Dinosaurs a Giant Fold-Out Book by Simms Taback
A great book to get the group interacting. The pages fold out and become huge dinosaurs!

BOOK 3: How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? by Jane Yolen

ACTION SONG: Dinosaurs All Through the Swamp
The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr grr grr grr, grr grr grr
The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr…
All through the swamp.

The Triceratops’ horns go poke poke poke…(etc.)

The Stegosaurus tail goes spike, spike, spike…(etc.)

The Apatasaurus mouth goes munch, munch, munch…(etc.)

The Pteranodon’s wings go flap flap flap…(etc.)

Credit: Miss Mary Liberry

**Before singing this song I brought inflatable dinosaurs that we purchased from Oriental Trading. I asked the group what kind of dinosaur it was, what color it was, if it had spikes, horns, etc. As we sang each verse I brought out the corresponding dinosaur.

FLANNEL: 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 found at Mels Desk

SONG: We are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner
This is a perfect action song to get the wiggles out!


CRAFT: Dino Eggs
These were so cute and simple to make! They are made using 2 small paper plates and a dinosaur cut-out. For instructions and pictures see
Misadventures of a YA Librarian.   

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Happy Summer Reading!!

–Mollie

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