DD had an amazing time with this Dinosaur Unit! She did everything from learning many of the dinosaur’s names, to finding out what they ate, what period they lived in, and a number of dinosaur games along the way!
This packet covers 15 dinosaurs: Allosaurus, Ankylosaurs, Apatasaurus, Brachiosaurus, Herrerasaurus (one of the earliest dinosaurs), Iguanodon, Parasaurolophus, Plesiosaurus, Pteranodon, Quetzalcoatlus, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor.
There are Montessori 3-Part cards for each of these dinosaurs:She worked really hard to complete a dinosaur lapbook, the first one she’s done in quite a while. She was very proud of the final product! She did a lot of writing and really enjoyed all the games and activities we did during this unit. In her lapbook, she sorted the dinosaurs into the periods in which they lived. She also learned a bit about each dinosaur and chose several to write about.
Since my kids were interested in dinosaurs at a very young age, I decided to make a number of pages for younger kids as well (I’ll share more pictures below.) The result is a very large packet!! It has more than 60 pages! I’ll share some close-ups of the various pages in this packet down below.
Our Dinosaur Packet contains a dinosaur lapbook, Montessori 3-Part cards, Dinosaur Fast Fact cards, Information cards, math games, letter recognition and number recognition activities, coloring, matching, herbivore vs. carnivore sorting, and so much more! I kept adding more activities — and it is now over 60 pages of activities… This includes two pdfs — one is 46 pages (portrait), the other is 26 (landscape). Hopefully you’ll find everything you need to have an *amazing* time with your kids!
This packet is $4.00. When you click on the link below, it will take you directly to paypal. You will receive the two files immediately after payment is received.
NOTE: Once you download this packet you will need to COPY it to the file location of your choice (rather than selecting “Save As” on the PDF that pops up). By default, many computers save files and pdfs to a “Downloads” folder. Look in that folder and right click on the file. Hit “Copy.” Then paste it into the folder of your choice! If you have any trouble, just contact me!
Once you place your order, you will receive a link to download this packet in your browser. You will also receive an email from SendOwl (the service I use) with the transaction link. When you click that link, it will also bring up the links to download the pdfs. And, if you have any trouble be sure to email me!
Here is just a small sampling of what is available:
Dinosaur Preschool Activities: This packet contains tracing practice sheets, dinosaur matching, coloring, Montessori cards as well as a math grid game, a bingo game, letter recognition activities, counting and addition activities, and more!
Here are some of the activities my daughter (age 7) did last week:
What is a Lapbook? A lapbook is a project book that kids can hold in their lap. It is usually made from a manila folder (or two) that is used to display different foldables, mini-books and other materials. It provides a space for displaying graphic, written material, games, manipulatives and other educational materials.
Here’s how my daughter made the lapbook pieces:
After my daughter put together the lapbook pieces, she spent time on the Age of Reptiles pages. I printed out both the page with the time period when the dinosaurs lived and the blank Age of Reptiles page.
Day 1: We went through the page together and she matched the lapbook pieces with the picture and put all the dinosaurs in order (there are dinosaurs from each of the three periods: Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods). You can also use the Montessori 3-part cards for this.
Day 2: She cut out the small dinosaur squares and glued those onto the Age of Reptiles page.
Day 3: Using the information in from the Dinosaur Fast Facts (in her lapbook pieces), she sorted the dinosaurs into herbivores and carnivores.
Montessori 3-Part Dinosaur Cards:
Our packet contains 15 Montessori cards. You will need to print out two sets of the cards. I usually print cards out on card stock for durability.
Odd-Even Game: We played the Odd-Even Game several times (pictured in the collage below on the right). She rolled two dice and added them together. If she got an even number, she could move ahead one space. Then it was my turn. Since I was traveling along the odd dinosaur tracks, I could only move forward if the sum of the dice I rolled was odd.
Dinosaur Games: Here are just a few of the Dinosaur-Themed Games in this packet:
That’s about it! This project was much more time consuming than I anticipated, but it was a blast to put together! It grew steadily from 30 pages to 40 to 50… to well over 60!! I hope some other dinosaur lovers will have fun with our packet!!
I’d love to hear how it goes for your kids. Leave me a comment here or at our Homeschool Den Facebook Page! ~Liesl