Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday - Animals

Today is ANIMALS day.

My 3yr old loves a new show on PBS called Dinosaur Train, so since it is ANIMALS day today, we will make Dinosaurs our theme. For more information check out the PBS site

We need a new window banner -the 4th July stars are a little old now.

We are using:
  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • ribbon
  • tape
  • stapler

We have a dinosaur puzzle that we are using to get the basic shapes for our dinosaurs from, but you could look up on the internet - just Google "Dinosaurs" images - there are lots to choose from.

We are using two different colored paper, folding them in half, tracing the shape on one, then cutting out the shape to get 4 dinosaurs (all the same).

We are then selecting a section of the body to do in the contrasting color. I trace the outline onto the second color and cut out the shape and then glue onto the original dinosaur.

Once all done we tape up our string and staple the dinosaurs onto the strings - looks great!

We also have a couple of dinosaur books to read - my 3yr old is fascinated with dinosaurs - old branches in the woods are "dinosaur bones" to her. Must get to the Science Museum soon! Our books for today are "Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!" by Sandra Boynton (Workman Publishing), and "Dinosaurs" by Hannah Wilson, a Let's Look book (DK Publishing).

Also found this cool educational video on YouTube (very cute!):

Game/ Activity
We had our dinosaur puzzle to complete!

And to top it off - why not a Dinosaur song...

The Little Baby Dinosaur
(Sung to: Itsy Bitsy Spider - rather appropriate considering all the rain we have had!)

The little baby dinosaur, went out one day to play,

Down came the rain and that dinosaur ran away,

But, out came the sun and dried up all the rain,

And the little baby dinosaur went out to play again.

What a great day - and as a bonus one happy worn out toddler, who is now having a nap. Have fun!

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