We looked up the length of several well-known dinosaurs, grabbed our plastic models and then went outside to see how long they really were. We chose
stegosaurus 30 feet
T-Rex 40 feet
apatosaurus 90 feet
We looked at how long one foot was (we hadn’t done measuring in feet before as we’ve used the metric system up until now) — and then measured out the dinosaurs’ lengths using a 20 foot piece of ribbon (though in the picture to the left, LD was using a one-foot piece to estimate where 30 feet was — he came very, very close!).
That’s a long way back to the tip of it’s tail (at the bottom of the driveway!)
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You might be interested in our 60 page Dinosaur Packet with activities for 3-7 year olds.