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Dinosaur Week Activities

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Is it Dinosaur Week?

I get asked this question almost every night at bedtime.

No, I reply.  Dinosaur was 3 weeks ago.  This week is {insert theme here} week.

“Oh”, I inevitably hear. “Can we do Dinosaur Week again?”

“Sure.”  I agree, “We’ll do it again soon”

Are you kids as crazy about dinosaurs as mine?  It seems like they can’t get enough.  Every day we have to dance to “Dinosaur Walk”.  Every night we have to read the Dinosaur Encyclopedia (zzzzz).    I buy practically every dinosaur shirt I find.

Just in case your kids are crazy about dinosaurs too — here’s another easy dinosaur craft for you!

What You Need:

  • Paper Plate, cut in half
  • Paints and brush
  • Scissors
  • Construction Paper

What You Do:

After cutting paper plate in half, cut little triangles out of the top (rounded) edge to make Stegosaurus spikes.  Cut out a head and little feet (I just did it freehand) and attach to dinosaur (tape, glue, staple).

For the littlest ones, I swirled a bit of paint directly onto the dinosaur.  For the older kids (2+) I put some paint on the extra 1/2 of paper plate.

Painting away! Of course, it won’t be long before he tries to eat that paint!

Fortunately, Chipmunk is past the whole “eating paint” thing.  She usually opts for painting her whole body while I’m not looking instead!



More Dinosaur Resources

Dinosaur Word Games and Worksheets from ABC Teach

Dinosaur Pre-K Packet

Dinosaur (HUGE) Feet Craft by ItMom

Clothespin Stegosauras by No Time for FlashCards



Dinosaur Counting Sheet

Dinosaur Finger Puppets

 Hope you have a roaring good time!


About the Author

Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry.  A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith.   You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook.

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