Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tot School: Dinosaurs Part 2

K is 40 months and J is 19 months.
 The last couple of weeks, we've continued our dinosaur theme (next week we'll be switching to an Easter theme). 
 We played "Find the Rotten Egg," focusing on the letter D and learning its sound.
 We made Dinosaur fossils using Crayola Model Magic.

 The boys made dinosaurs out of play-doh (well, K made things that more closely resembled rocks, and J just wanted to eat the play-doh ... but A's turned out really well!)
 I printed off and laminated a dinosaur shape matching activity from here. To make it more interesting, I laid out all the dinosaurs and buried the shapes in a bowl of rice.  The boys dug around in the rice until they found a shape, then they'd match it to the correct dinosaur.  Rice is messy, but my boys sure had fun with it.
Here is K making a match.  It has been great to see how excited K has gotten about dinosaurs.  He talks about them all the time now, and his new favorite TV show is Dino Dan.  This has definitely been a fun theme!
Tot School

5 comments:

sbswtp said...

What a great week! So fun :-)

Carrie said...

Wow, I love the idea of burying the matches in rice - I am definitely going to use that with my son this week! :)

Lulu said...

Love the dinosaur theme! Did you read any dinosaur themed books- any good ones to recommend?

My hub would kill me if I let our sons play in rice (kind of sacred here!) but might have to do a sensory rice box sometime (without him knowing :P). Love the idea of burying them in the rice!

Drea said...

I love this theme!

Elle Belles Bows said...

Great idea to bury the shapes! I cannot wait to do a dinosaur activity with Ella!

Kerri

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