Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Dinosaur Storytime 5/3/16 and 5/4/16

Books read: 
I'm a Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian
How to Raise a Dinosaur by Natasha Wing

Other book suggestions:
Dinosaur vs. (series by Bob Shea)
Dinosaur Stomp by Paul Strickland
How do dinosaurs... (series by Jane Yolen)

ASL Sign of the Week: Dinosaur

Dinosaurs were... (from Storytime Survival Kit)
Dinosaurs lived long ago.
Some walked (stomp in place).
Some swam (pretend to swim).
Some flew you know! (pretend to swim).
Some were big (hold arms out wide).
Some were small (crouch low).
Some were very, very tall! (reach high)

Dinosaur Wheels on the Bus (found at multiples sources)
The Pterodactyl wings go flap, flap, flap.
Flap, flap, flap. Flap flap flap.
The Pterodactyl wings go flap, flap, flap.
All around the swamp.
Other additions cam be Stegosaurus tail/swish swish swish, Tyrannosaurus Rex/grr grr grr, Brontosaurus/munch munch munch, etc.

Dino Ditty (to tune of "Do Wah Ditty", from Miss Meg's Storytime)
Here he comes just stomping down the street. (stomp)
Singing "Dino Ditty, ditty dum ditty do!"
Looking around for something good to eat. (look around)
Singing "Dino Ditty, ditty dum ditty do!"
He's big! He's strong! (flex muscles)
Won't be hungry very long!

We are the Dinosaurs (by Laurie Berkner) 

Dinosaur, Dinosaur (from Storytime Katie)
Dinosaur, dinosaur, turn around. (turn around)
Dinosaur, dinosaur, stomp the ground. (stomp)
Dinosaur, dinosaur show your claws. (hold out hands)
Dinosaur, dinosaur, snap your jaws. (arms snap open and closed)
Dinosaur, dinosaur turn around. (turn around)
Dinosaur, dinosaur, sit back down. (sit)

One Dinosaur Went Out to Play (adapted from Librarian Is On the Loose)
One dinosaur went out to play,
On a sunny summer day.
He had such enormous fun.
He called for another dinosaur to come.
(We used pairs of dinosaur cut outs and I had the kids come and march with me as the cutout that matched their own was shown)

We painted paper plate dinosaurs.

Literacy tip of the week: Painting is great practice for writing because it helps develop your child's fine motor skills.

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