Story Time

Dinosaurs
Submitted by: Nancy Rodriguez, Baldwin Boettcher
Audience
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Books
Dad's Dinosaur Day by:Diane Dawson Hearn
A young boy wakes up one morning to find his dad has become a dinosaur for the day.
Trouble at the Dinosaur Cafe by:Brian Moses
The plant-eating dinosaurs are scared when a hungry Tyrannosaurus stomps into their peaceful cafe looking for a meaty meal.
Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by:Mo Willems
Everyone loves the town's dinosaur, Edwina, except one young boy who is determined to prove to everyone that dinosaurs are extinct.
I'm Bad! by:Kate & Jim McMullan
Who's the baddest dinosaur in the prehistoric forest? It might just be a hungry T-Rex with a lot of attitude.
Songs
Dig for Dinosaurs (action song)
Tune: What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor
(have children stand or sit and pretend to dig)

Let's dig, dig, dig for dinos,
Dig, dig, dig for dinos,
Dig, dig, dig for dinos,
Dig for dinosaurs.
Craft
Have the children make dinosaurs as a literacy extension activity. Crafts I have had success with include:

T-Rex from DLTK's Crafts for Kids
http://www.dltk-kids.com/Crafts/cartoons/mrex.htm

Stegosaurs Craft from the Texas State Library's Summmer Reading Manual
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/trc/2008/manual/bil_dino.html