D- Dinosaur

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Weekly Newsletter: D- Dinosaur
October 16-20, 2023

Here are samples of activities that your child may be participating in this week.

Monday- Letter D

How you can participate: Time for a scavenger hunt at home; look for things that start with the letter “D”.

Books – How do Dinosaurs go to School
Action – Musical Instruments
Art – Dino tracks
Engineering – Dino-Mite buildings
Music – Warm up time

Tuesday – Dem Bones

How you can participate: Talk to your child about archeologists…what do they do? Would your child like to study dinosaurs or prehistoric people?

Books – Skeleton Hiccups (Amazon)
Phonics – “D says d,d,d,d,dinosaur…I am from the days of yore”
Art – Bones on a Dino
Math & Science – Dinosaur Skeleton
Music – Skin and Bones

Wednesday – Opposites: Big/Little

How you can participate: Play “Eye Spy” with your child big & little things.

Books – Big is Big
Action – Finding big & little items
Art – Glue big/little items to the letter “D”
Math & Science – Measuring big/little
Music – Animal Action

Thursday – Magnifiers

How you can participate: Use a clear glass and walk around the house with your child and show them how the glass “magnifies” different objects.

Books – How do Dinosaurs eat their food?
Phonics – “D says d,d,d,d,dinosaur…I am from the days of yore”
Art – Sponge Paint a dinosaur
Science – Fossil Hunt with magnifying glasses
Music – If I had a Dinosaur

Friday- Opposites: Lost & Found

How you can participate: Play a game with your child at dinner…what kind of dinosaur would be eating the different parts of the meal (herbivore/carnivore).

Books – More about Dinosaurs
Action – Dinosaur facts & “D” cards
Art – Dino Handprint
Science – Dinosaur Mouth
Music – The Turning Song

Fun Dinosaur Facts for Kids
  • The word “dinosaur” was originally coined by a British paleontologist named Richard Owen in 1842, and came from the Greek words dienos (“terrible”) and sauros (“reptile”).
  • Scientists now believe the Spinosaurus was the largest carnivorous (meat-eating) dinosaur. …
  • There were actually reptiles on Earth before dinosaurs.

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