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A Trip to the Dinosaur Museum Puts Us All in the Author’s Chair

When you’re studying dinosaurs with preschoolers, nothing really takes the place of a trip to a dinosaur museum or another hands-on dinosaur experience.  Check in your local area and see what options you may have.  Don’t forget to check into … Continue reading

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A Trip to the Dinosaur Museum Puts Us All in the Author's Chair

When you’re studying dinosaurs with preschoolers, nothing really takes the place of a trip to a dinosaur museum or another hands-on dinosaur experience.  Check in your local area and see what options you may have.  Don’t forget to check into … Continue reading

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Preschool Goes Prehistoric with Dinosaurs!

There’s just something about preschoolers and dinosaurs.  Maybe it’s the juxtaposition of tiny children that have been on this earth just a few years and the enormous specimen that left millions of years ago.  In addition to being a fascinating … Continue reading

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Crayon Melting, Dino Style

If you work with preschoolers, you have them.  Those partially unwrapped, broken crayons piled up in a box or ice cream bucket.  Well here’s a way to use those nubbins up!  Get an old cheese grater (it’s a pain to … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Erosion

After seeing an erosion table at a nearby museum, I decided to implement the same concept on a much smaller scale in my sensory table.  There are three vital ingredients here: sand (you can buy a large bag for a … Continue reading

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Leave Your Mark! Making Fossil Imprints with Preschoolers!

A unit on dinosaurs hardly seems complete without talking a bit about fossils!  The common way of using plaster of Paris to make hardened imprints seemed a bit daunting to me, particularly when I read through the warning label, not … Continue reading

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Rhyme-A-Saurus

For a fun rhyming activity with your preschoolers, create a Rhyme-A-Saurus!  This dinosaur is not a meat-eater or a plant-eater, he eats rhymes!  Using a set of rhyming cards (you can find printable ones here or purchase a set at a … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs Frozen in Time

Try this activity in your sensory table for your dinosaur fans!  In containers of various sizes, freeze sand, shells, plastic dinosaurs, and or plastic bones in water.  (If your items tend to float, freeze the container half full with the … Continue reading

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