Dragons and Dinosaurs

We had a lot of fun with dragons and dinosaurs. The good thing is there are a lot of resources out there for dinosaurs. Here’s a picture of our learning board for the week:

We made this fun Dragon “D” from No Time for Flashcards. I love all of her alphabet crafts…she makes every uppercase and lowercase letter into different animals and/or objects and they are all super cute.

This was an easy craft…we just cut out a “D”, and then glued the scales on, used some red tissue paper for the fire, and added a googly eye. So, not many supplies needed either!

We also made a dinosaur book from Enchanted Learning. There is an annual fee to use the site, but it’s low and I think it’s worth it if you’re going to use it consistently. They have tons of printables, worksheets, and ideas.

Books about Dragons:

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch. This was a fun story about a princess who rescues her prince from a dragon by outwitting the dragon. After rescuing the prince she realizes he’s a bit shallow and decides not to marry him after all. Of course, Charlotte loves anything with princesses and I loved the strong heroine.

No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids (and Dragons) by Jean E Pendziwol and Martine Gourbault. Another really cute story and the best part is it teaches kids all about what to do when there’s a fire. There’s even a little rhyme at the end that kids can memorize, along with fire safety tips.

Books about Dinosaurs:

Turns out that October is Dinosaur month…I had no idea! Here are some of the dinosaur books we enjoyed most:

How Do Dinosaurs…by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague. We read a few out of this series-How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night, How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You, and How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? I thought they were all very cute and also a great way to teach polite manners and other good things, like not to blow bubbles in your milk at dinner. Of course, I also had the thought, “I hope she’s not getting any ideas from this!”

Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton. This was a simple book describing different features of different types of dinosaurs with very colorful illustrations. It doesn’t give the names of the dinosaurs, and I think it’s a fun one for younger toddlers.

Country: Denmark. There’s not a whole lot out there that I could find for Denmark, but I have been there! So I showed Charlotte pictures from my visit there in college, and that was fun. She was also pretty excited to see the Little Mermaid Statue.

Verse: “Do everything without complaining or arguing.” Phillippians 2:14. This was a good one that we were able to talk about often. It’s a good one for me to remember too! In the past we even made a chart using this verse and every time she did something without complaining or arguing she would get a sticker. If she complained or argued, she got an “x” and at the end of the day if she had more stickers than “x’s” she got an extra privilege.

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One Response to Dragons and Dinosaurs

  1. kelley says:

    love this- as always- you are supermom. and i love the verse you chose. great idea about the sticker chart. you are full of great ideas krissa!!!

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