Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dinosaur Roar!

After we return from thanksgiving break my students and I will be having lots of fun with DINOSAURS! Yes, I know how odd to do dinosaurs after thanksgiving, but we are. And then we will be doing MONSTERS! I'm so excited for monsters...but that's another blog post! :)

I have created a Dinosaur Roar pack filled with 24 pages of different dinosaur fun activities to do in your classroom. You can purchase the pack in my TpT store or my TN store




Here are all of the items included in the Dinosaur Roar unit:


Positional Term Activity: Print out one large volcano and multiple dinosaurs. Give each student a dinosaur. Call on students one at a time to place their dinosaur somewhere on or around the volcano. For example, “put your dinosaur on the volcano” or “put your dinosaur next to the volcano” (pg. 3- 4)

Positional Term Worksheet: Students cut out the dinosaurs at the bottom. Look at each numbered volcano and glue that dinosaur in the appropriate spot. The text is provided as a clue to where the dinosaur belongs. (pg. 5)

Leaf Counting: Students look at the palm tree on the page to see how many leaves the dinosaur ate. Students count out that number of leaf cards. Place one leaf card in each box. Boxes help with applying one to one correspondence. (pg. 6- 11)

Number Practice: Students count the dinosaurs on the card and identify the number written in dots. Using an expo marker, if you have laminated your cards first, student practice writing the numbers on the card. (pg. 12- 17)

Number Word Practice Worksheet: Students look at the number and the number word. Connect the dots to practice writing the number and number word. (pg. 18)

Dinosaur Action Cards: Students take turns picking different cards and doing the actions on each one. (pg. 19- 20)

Dinosaur Fine Motor Game:  Photocopy the dinosaur onto different colored construction paper. Use colored paper clips and have student match the paper clips onto the correct colored dinosaur to practice their fine motor. (pg. 21)

Dino Ditty: A fun dinosaur chant to do with your students. (pg. 22)

If You’re a Dinosaur: Another fun dinosaur song. (pg. 23)

Additional activities and crafts. (pg. 24)


I wanted to include an alphabet matching game in my unit as well, but the additional pages and clipart set the file size over the uploading limit for TpT and TN. I know that I can compress files, but that only reduces the file size a teeny tiny bit! Does anyone else have any other secrets up their sleeves for this? I'd love to know them if you do!

So, instead, you can download the alphabet matching game for FREE on TpT to go along with the Dinosaur Roar unit.


This activity includes capital letters on a dinosaur and lowercase letters on dinosaur eggs for students to match up.


As I mentioned, we will be doing Monster's next! I do plan on creating a monsters unit, so be on the lookout for more great activities! In the meantime, let me know what you think about my Dinosaur Roar unit! :)

7 comments:

Kristin said...

The dinosaurs are TOO CUTE!!!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Erin said...

Thanks! The clip art is from Just so Scrappy Too! Their stuff is so cute, but you get these HUGE packs that are for digital scrapbooking, so a lot of extra little clip arts like flowers, ribbons and bows too. No flowers or bows in the dinosaur unit though! :)

Hadar said...

You did an amazing job Erin!!! I have this clip art too, you've inspired me to use it!! Cute new picture btw! :)

Hadar

p.s. are you, me and Kristin BFF's now?? ;)

Erin said...

Hahah thanks Hadar! The picture was my halloween shirt I wore for the kiddos :) It has glitter and I loved it haha.

And yes, I kinda feel like we are! Maybe we need to team up for a prek, k, and 1st grade giveaway?!

Anonymous said...

I really love the alphabet matching game, but can't manage to find it. Where can you download it for free? Or am I wrong for thinking you can download it for free?

Anonymous said...

I'm assuming thsi is one of the many blogs out there badly needing an update. Much like the Anonymous poster, I went to the shop to get the alphabet matching game, only to find it wasn't available. Really disappointed.

Jen said...

Erin,
I can't seem to upload this. I really would love to get a copy of this and use in Kindergarten! I have a dino theme.
Can you help me out???

Thanks,