Kids love dinosaurs. I remember years back my friendâ€™s five-year-old son reciting the names of what must have been a hundred dinosaurs. He had dino toys, posters, and place mats. He was even pointing out where lazy editors had misidentified dinosaurs in his books. I am not sure he still retains this info at 12, but it was fascinating to see his level of interest.
So thatâ€™s what weâ€™re doing this week: exploring the world of dinosaurs.
- MondayÂ â€“ Visit the library and get books on dinosaurs. Have a fun reading time, and then using our art supplies weâ€™ll make our favorite dinosaurs
- TuesdayÂ â€“ A trip to the museum. In our case Dinosaur Ridge in Colorado. Back in Michigan, a couple traveling exhibits have passed through. But you can find dino shows all over.
- WednesdayÂ â€“ Freeze plastic dinosaurs (or, better yet, plastic bones) in large bowls of water. Using tools, â€œdigâ€ for the â€œfossils.â€ Maybe grow dinosaurs (the rubber kind that grow after soaking a day in water).
- ThursdayÂ â€“ Talk about the relationship between birds and dinosaurs (you can find information on this online). Go outside and watch birds for awhile. Then weâ€™ll cut feathers out of construction paper and glue them on a picture of a dinosaur.