We finished punching holes and tying yarn onto our snouts and we are ready for the children to wear them tomorrow as they play! They are excited and we can’t wait to see how they choose to act out being dinosaurs!
Our science area has also been a big hit during this unit. I have two fossil replicas, three dino egg replicas, four footprint replicas, as well as a raptor claw and a t-rex tooth replica for the children to examine. All these items I found on eBay for under $20 (with shipping) – I’ve been buying then for the past few months knowing I eventually wanted to do a dinosaur unit! I felt that sometimes dinosaurs can come across as a bit abstract to pre-k children so I thought it would help to have something they could actually pick up and manipulate. Along side those items I have three books about dinosaurs for the children too look through. The books aren’t for pre-k (probably more reference books for high school or middle school) but they each have TONS of dinosaur era pictures. The children love to look through them and compare the pictures to the items on the science table!
Today we did the Dino Pokey by Mrs. Jones! The children loved it and we spent at least 20 mins singing it over and over again! Sometimes it still surprises me how something this simple can entertain a group of children for so long!