Our parent helpers probably should have received a warning (or at the least, a complementary pair of ear plugs), before coming in during our Dinosaur unit! We definitely tested the volume limits in our classroom these past 2 weeks. We roared! We stomped! But to be fair, we also stopped to eat… a la Laurie Berkner’s We are the Dinosaurs.
Our KT preschoolers LOVED the dino unit! Not sure which they enjoyed more. Being Dinosaurs or Paleontologists!
We donned large feet and horns to stomp around like Triceratops…
As Paleontologists, we studied dino bones and built large dino skeletons (paper towel and toilet paper tubes).
We also dug up bones VERY carefully using brushes, and magnifying glasses, in our sand-filled touch table.
We compared CARNIVORES and HERBIVORES, and even had the chance to create our very own pet dino.
Some of our pets liked meat, while others only ate feta cheese. Some pet dinos like to play with us, and others liked to sleep next to us. We all agreed our mom’s would not be happy about a pet dino though 🙂
Our preschoolers also learned more about fossils, having fun with coffee fossil dough at the table, and making our own salt dough fossils with dinos and shells. The recipe for the Coffee Fossil Dough can be found here. It’s a step-by-step Youtube video, so you cannot mess it up 😉
Moving on to Thanksgiving, Turkeys, and Native Americans next! We will welcome the quiet…..ha! Just kidding. This is preschool!