A great way to teach about dinosaurs and fossils is by using these Dinosaur Thematic Activities.
In this Dinosaur Thematic Activities pack, whole group, small groups and independent resources are used for introducing, teaching, and reviewing facts about dinosaurs. Lesson plans with mini-lessons, center activities, and an interactive page are available for each week of instruction.
DINOSAUR THEMATIC ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE
Dino Week Plans
This is a template for lesson plans during a dinosaur unit. Pick and choose what ideas and resources work for your learners.
Dinosaurs – Whole Group
These resources can be used during whole group instruction for a dinosaur theme. They include a poem, word cards, tracing page and table sign in sheets.
Dinosaur Interactive Poem
First, use this poem during a thematic lesson, whole group or a literacy center and have learners learn different tools paleontologists use.
Dinosaur Thematic Plans
Use these plans as a guide for engaging dinosaur read alouds and activities in the classroom.
Read Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs and create a list of information the learners already know about dinosaurs.
Read Dinosaurs Galore and work together to match the riddle to the correct dinosaur. Have learners create their own image of a dinosaur and riddle with information to help other find it.
Read Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones and have learners list tools and explain what paleontologists do.
Read Dinosaur Bones and work together to complete the chart from the first day. If available complete 3D dinosaur puzzles together.
Read Fossils Tell Stories and make fossils using living things and soft clay.
Dinosaur Sensory Charts
Explore dinosaurs with the five senses. Complete the charts together and have learners draw and write about dinosaurs using their senses on the interactive page.
Dinosaurs Predictable Chart Class Book
Use this resource to create a class book from the predictable chart created during the week.
Literacy Center | Alphabet Clip Cards
Have learners clip the lowercase letter that matches the capital letters.
Literacy Center | Rhyming Puzzle
Have learners match the rhyming puzzle and circle the word on the printable that rhymes.
Literacy Center | Syllable Write the Room
Have learners find the syllable cards around the room and circle the number of syllables in each.
Math Center | Create a Pattern
Have learners use the images to create a pattern that matches.
Math Center | Egg Sort
Have learners sort the eggs by their size or other attributes using the nests.
Math Center | Number Mats
Have learners complete the number mats using manipulatives, markers or other tools.
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