Posts tagged ‘Dinosaurs’

Pets

Last week we had fun talking about our favorite pets and some pets we wished we had.

Books

If I Had a Gryphon By Vikki Vansickle & Cale Atkinson
A Pet for Petunia By Paul Schmid
A Unicorn Named Sparkle by Amy Young

Craft
Today we decorated and extra long dog with letters and dream pets. The kids had a really fun time spelling out there names

Rhyme

My Pet Dinosaur by Carole Peterson

My pet dinosaur,
In my closet hear her roar. [ROAR]
Cats and dogs are such a boar,
That’s why I have a dinosaur. [ROAR]

Thanks For Visiting! Hope to see you all next week.

February 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Dinosaurs Storytime

Tuesday,  Oct 4th, 2016

Books

Dinosaur Parade by Shari Halpern
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night : A very messy Adventure by Refe & Susan Tuma
Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow

Music

We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner – Whaddaya Think of That?

 Activities

Craft:
We made a flying Pteranodon with paper & clothes peg

Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme:

Dinosaurs lived long ago.
Some walked (stomp in place)
Some swam (pretend to swim)
Some flew, you know! (flap arms at sides)
Some were big (hold hands high)
Some were small (hold hands low)
Some were gigantic--(stretch arms out wide)
V-e-r-y tall! (stretch arms up high)

Song: The Dinosaur Hokey Pokey

You put your claws in
You put your claws out
You put your claws in
And you scratch them all about

You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your feet in
You put your feet out
You put your feet in
And you stomp them all about

You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your teeth in
You put your teeth out
You put your teeth in
And you chomp them all around

You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your tail in
You put your tail out
You put your tail in
And you swing it all around

You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your whole self in
You put your whole self out
In, out, in, out,
You turn yourself around

You do the Dino Pokey
And you sit back down
That’s what it’s all about.

Rhyme:

5 Enormous Dinosaurs letting out a roar
1 went away and then there were 4
4 enormous dinosaurs crashing down a tree
1 went away and then there were 3
3 enormous dinosaurs eating tiger stew
1 went away and then there were 2
2 enormous dinosaurs trying to run
1 ran away and then there was 1
1 enormous dinosaur afraid to be a hero
He went away and then there was zero

October 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Dinosaur Storytime

Tuesday,  Sept 15th, 2015

Books

Dino-Soccer by Lisa Wheeler
If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur by Linda Bailey
Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
 The Super Hungry Dinosaur by Martin Waddell

Music

We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner

 Activities

Craft:
We made a Dinosaur Hat 

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs lived long ago.
Some walked (stomp in place)
Some swam (pretend to swim)
Some flew, you know! (flap arms at sides)
Some were big (hold hands high)
Some were small (hold hands low)
Some were gigantic--(stretch arms out wide)
V-e-r-y tall! (stretch arms up high)

Song

You put your claws in
You put your claws out
You put your claws in
And you scratch them all about
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your feet in
You put your feet out
You put your feet in
And you stomp them all about
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your teeth in
You put your teeth out
You put your teeth in
And you chomp them all around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your tail in
You put your tail out
You put your tail in
And you swing it all around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you SIT BACK DOWN
That’s what it’s all about.

 

 

September 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Dinosaur Fun

Tuesday,  Feb.3rd, 2015

Books

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
The Super Hungry Dinosaur by Martin Waddell
Dinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea
Amazing Giant Dinosaurs by Marie Greenwood

Music

We Are The Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner – Whaddaya Think of That?

 Activities

Crafts:
We made a Dinosaur friend

 Songs & Rhymes

Rhyme: Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs lived long ago.
Some walked (stomp in place)
Some swam (pretend to swim)
Some flew, you know! (flap arms at sides)
Some were big (hold hands high)
Some were small (hold hands low)
Some were gigantic–(stretch arms out wide)
V-e-r-y tall! (stretch arms up high)

Song: The Dinosaur Hokey Pokey

You put your claws in
You put your claws out
You put your claws in
And you scratch them all about
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your feet in
You put your feet out
You put your feet in
And you stomp them all about
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your teeth in
You put your teeth out
You put your teeth in
And you chomp them all around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your tail in
You put your tail out
You put your tail in
And you swing it all around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your whole self in
You put your whole self out
In, out, in, out,
You turn yourself around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you sit back down
That’s what it’s all about.

February 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Love Your Pet

Tuesday,  Sept.30th 2014

Books

I Spy Pets by Edward Gibbs
A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
I Don’t Want a Cool Cat by Emma Dodd
Dogfish by Gillian Shields
Pet Shop Lullaby by Mary Ann Fraser

Music

My Cat Can Fly by Joe McDermott – Great Big World
I Love My Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka – Dinosaur Pet

Activities

Crafts:
We made a Magnetic ‘DogFish’ Game

 Songs & Rhymes

Song: The Hamster in his Cage
(tune: Wheels on the Bus)

The hamster on the wheel goes round and round (Roll hands over each other)
round and round, round and round.
The hamster on the wheel goes round and round
in his little cage.
The hamster eats his food with a munch, munch, munch, (Open and close fingers )
munch, munch, munch, munch, munch, munch.
The hamster eats his food with a munch, munch, munch
in his little cage.
The hamster likes to sleep all day long, (Put hands by head; tilt back and forth)
all day long, all day long.
The hamster likes to sleep all day long in his little cage.

 

September 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

Dinosaur Pet

Tuesday,  Mar.25th 2014

Books

Dinosaur Pet by Marc Sedaka
Shape by Shape by Suze MacDonald
Dinosaurs, Dinosaursby Byron Barton
How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?” by Jane Yolen
I Am A Tyrannosaurus by Anne Grossnickle Hines

Music
We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner –Whaddaya Think of That?
Monster Boogie by Laurie Berkner – Buzz Buzz
Dinosaur Pet by Neil Sedaka –Dinosaur Pet

Songs & Rhymes

Song: The Dinosaur Hokey Pokey

You put your claws in
You put your claws out
You put your claws in
And you scratch them all about
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your feet in
You put your feet out
You put your feet in
And you stomp them all about
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your teeth in
You put your teeth out
You put your teeth in
And you chomp them all around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your tail in
You put your tail out
You put your tail in
And you swing it all around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you turn yourself around
That’s what it’s all about.

You put your whole self in
You put your whole self out
In, out, in, out,
You turn yourself around
You do the Dino Pokey
And you sit back down
That’s what it’s all about.

Rhyme: Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs lived long ago.
Some walked (stomp in place)
Some swam (pretend to swim)
Some flew, you know! (flap arms at sides)
Some were big (hold hands high)
Some were small (hold hands low)
Some were gigantic--(stretch arms out wide)
And v-e-r-y tall! (stretch arms up high)

 

 

March 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment

I Dig Dinosaurs

Thursday, July 25 2013

Books

Let’s Look at Dinosaurs by Frances Barry
Thesaurus Rex by Laya Steinberg, illus. by Debbie Harter
Dinosaur Roar! by Paul & Henrietta Strickland
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen, illus. by Mark Teague

Music

“Sleeping Pterodactyls” by Kathy Reid-Naiman, Tickles and Tunes
“My Pet Dinosaur” by Carole Peterson, Sticky Bubble Gum . . . and Other Tasty Tunes
“I am a Dinosaur” by Kimmy Schwimmy, Kimmy Schwimmy, vol. 1
“Red Bronotosaurus” by Kimmy Schwimmy, Kimmy Schwimmy, vol. 1
“We Are the Dinosaurs” by Laurie Berkner, Whaddaya Think of That?
“Dinosaur Dance Floor” by Nancy Stewart

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: One Dinosaur Went Out to Play
One dinosaur went out to play
Upon a grassy hill one day.
She had such enormous fun
That she called for another dino¬saur to come.
(Raise hands to cup mouth, and call loudly: Oh, Diiiiiiiiiinosaur!)
(Slap hands on thighs to make “running” sounds.)

Two dinosaurs went out to play…

Five dinosaurs went out to play
Upon a grassy hill one day.
They had such enormous fun
That they played until the day was done!

July 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Baby Time: We are the Dinosaurs!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Books

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs  by Byron Barton
A Number of Dinosaurs    by Paul and Henrietta Strickland

Music

“We are the Dinosaurs” by Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Song: Hello Song 

(Mary had a little lamb)
Everybody smile and wave,
Smile and wave,
Smile and wave.
Everybody smile and wave,
I’m so glad you’re here.

Fingerplay: 5 Funny Dinosaurs
 Five funny dinosaurs, letting out a roar,
One went away and then there were four.
Four funny dinosaurs, munching on a tree,
One went away and then there were three.
Three funny dinosaurs didn’t know what to do,
One went away and then there were two.
Two funny dinosaurs having lots of fun,
One went away and then there was one.
One funny dinosaur afraid to be a hero,
He (she) went away and then there were zero.

Song: All Around the Swamp
(to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus”)

The Pteranodon’s wings went flap, flap, flap,
Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap, flap,
The Pteranodon’s wings went flap, flap, flap,
All around the swamp.

The Tyrannosaurus Rex went grr, grr, grr,
Grr, grr, grr, grr, grr, grr,
The Tyrannosaurus Rex went grr, grr, grr,
All around the swamp.

The Triceratops’ horns went poke, poke, poke,
Poke, poke, poke, poke, poke, poke,
The Triceratops’ horns went poke, poke, poke,
All around the swamp.

Additional Verses:
The brontosaurus went munch, munch, munch. The stegosaurs’ tail went spike, spike, spike.

The dinosurs went zzz, zzz, zzz,
Zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz, zzz,
The dinosurs went zzz, zzz, zzz,
All around the swamp.
Shhhhhhhh.

Rhyme: Dinosaurs went ot to Play (flannel) 

One dinosaur went out to play
On a giant fern one day
She had such enormous fun
That she called for another dinosaur to come:
Raise hands to cup mouth, and call loudly: Oh, Diiiiiiiiiinosaur!
Slap hands on thighs to make “running” sounds.

Two dinosaurs went out to play…
Three dinosaurs…
Four dinosaurs…

Five dinosaurs went out to play
On a giant fern one day
They had such enormous fun
That they played until the day was done!

Rhyme: Criss Cross

Criss, cross, applesauce              (draw an X on child’s back with fingers)
Spiders running up your back   (walk fingers up child’s back)
Cool breeze                                    (blow gently on back of child’s head)
Tight squeeze                                (give child a big hug)
Now you’ve got the shivers!       (tickle child gently all over

Movement: Big, Big, Big  

Big, big big
This is big big big
Hold arms out to side

This is small small small
Cup hands together

This is short short short
Hold hands with palms facing each other

This is tall tall tall
Reach one hand above head

This is fast fast fast
Circle fists quickly

This is slow slow slow
Circle fists slowly

This is yes yes yes
Nod

This is no no no
Shake head

July 17, 2013 at 11:23 am Leave a comment

Tuesday Storytime July 3, 2012

Book
How Do Dinosaur’s Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres

Music
Dream Big by Roger Day
Victor Vito by Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Open, Shut Them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.
Creep them, creep them up to your chin.
Open your mouth, but do not let them in!
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Lay them in your lap.

Dinosaur Doesn’t/ Does
Dinosaur doesn’t stomp his feet at bedtime.
…pout and cry at bedtime.
…shout “I want one more book!”
…roar!
…swing his neck from side to side.
…thrash his tail side to side.

Dinosaur does give a big hug at bedtime.
…give a big kiss at bedtime.
…say goodnight.
…lie down quietly and fall fast asleep!

Sometimes
Sometimes my hands are at my side
Hold hands at side
Then behind my back they hide
Put hands behind back
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Wiggle your fingers
Shake them fast, shake them slow
Shake fingers fast and slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Clap hands
Then I rest them in my lap
Rest hands in lap
Now they’re quiet as can be.
Because it’s listening time, you see.

5 little monkeys jumping on the bed
5 little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

4 little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

3 little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

2 little monkeys jumping on the bed
One fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

1 little monkey jumping on the bed
He fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
No more monkeys jumping on the bed!

No little monkeys jumping on the bed
None fell off and bumped his head
So Momma called the doctor and the doctor said
Put those monkeys back in bed!

July 3, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Dinosaur Roar!

February 7, 2012

Books
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? By Jane Yolen
Dinosaur Roar! By Paul & Henrietta Stickland
Dinosaur Vs. The Library By Bob Shea

Music
“We Are The Dinosaurs” from Whaddaya Think of That? By Laurie Berkner

Songs, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Song:     I’m bringing home a baby Dinosaur (with Puppet)
I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Won’t my mommy fall right through the floor,
I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! ROAR! ROAR!

I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur,
Won’t my mommy hide behind the door,
I’m bringing home a baby dinosaur
Ouch! Oh no! I’m squashed!

Movement Rhyme: Dinosaurs
Dinosaurs lived long ago
Some walked    (stomp feet)
Some swam
Some flew, you know
Some were big
Some were small
Some were gigantic
And VERY tall!

Movement Song: Dino’s in the Swamp
The dinos in the swamp go ROAR, ROAR, ROAR,
ROAR, ROAR, ROAR,
ROAR, ROAR, ROAR,
The dinos in the swamp go ROAR, ROAR, ROAR,
All day long.
The dinos in the swamp go STOMP, STOMP, STOMP … [Stomp feet]
The dinos in the swamp go MUNCH, MUNCH, MUNCH … [Pretend to eat!]
The dinos in the swamp go BURP, BURP, BURP…  [Burp!]
The dinos in the swamp go YAWN, YAWN, YAWN… [Stretch]

February 7, 2012 at 10:00 am Leave a comment


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