I have just done a huge update of our Dinosaur Unit! This is a multi-age packet with roughly 75+ pages for ages 3-6 and 80+ pages for ages 7-9. This packet is perfect for homeschool families with mixed age students!
There are lapbook & notebook pages, plus math games (for addition or multiplication), Montessori 3-part cards, activities, and more!
I added in quite a number of new activities to Dinosaur Packet and divided the first part into two PDFs (There are 4 PDFs with this purchase). The first PDF has been divided into Part 1A and Part 1B. Part 1A includes notebook pages and basic information about dinosaurs, the Mesozoic Era, herbivores vs. carnivores and more.
In Part 1B there are lots of dinosaur-themed activities.
There are number activities like tracing, an I Spy Game, Count & Graph, do-a-dots, Bump Games, Letters & Numbers and more.
I also added an entirely new 40-page PDF.
The Dinosaur Unit is $4.99! Hope your kids enjoy the unit! 🙂
NOTE: This unit is included in Big Animal BUNDLE 2. You can see more details about Big Animal BUNDLE 2 here.
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P.S. Here’s a fun hands-on dinosaur activity we did when the kids were younger!
We went on to make dinosaur tracks and trilobite impressions (I bought a plastic trilobite at the LaBrea Tar Pits in Los Angeles earlier this summer.) Of course I pointed out to the kids that trilobites and dinosaurs were not around at the same time (and once again we looked at the chart of “what came first.”)
ED especially enjoyed this activity and spent well over an hour making dinosaur tracks again and again!
Lots of people probably know about this “rock” clay recipe which is great for making fossils, but it’s worth sharing again here:
1/2 cup salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup coffee
1 cup used coffee grounds
(I drank all my coffee that morning, so instead I put some coffee into a pot on the stove, brought it to a boil, let it cool a bit then added salt and flour. I didn’t follow the recipe exactly as written.)
Since we now live in a more humid area, I opted to bake our fossils slowly at 325 for 45-60 mins since we have it hanging around while we do our dinosaur unit. (But warning–it’s smelly!!)
Big Animal BUNDLE 2
The Dinosaur Packet is included in Big Animal BUNDLE 2. You can find out more
$29.99 Big Animal BUNDLE 2 1) Animal Unit, 2) World Animals Packet, 3) Rainforest Packet, 4) Life Cycles Packet, 5) Winter Packet plus the 6) Cicada Packet 7) Chameleons Packet 8) Wolves Packet 9) Mitten Activity Packet 10) Dinosaur Unit and the 11) Australia Unit.
Don’t forget to check your PayPal email address for the download link. You can always email me if you need help! ~Liesl
These units are also sold separately. Visit the Big Animal BUNDLE page for more details!
The Animal Unit is 100+ pages. It covers basic animal classification, animal characteristics, body coverings: feathers, fur, scales or skin, vertebrate groups, invertebrate groups, domesticated vs. wild animals, animals and their tracks, nocturnal vs diurnal animals, herbivores vs. carnivores animal homes and shelters and more!
The World Animal Packet is 75+ pages. It covers animals of the 7 continents. There is a new section all about African animals of the savanna.
The Rainforest Packet is 75+ pages. Learn all about Tropical and Temperate Rainforests, where they are located, Amazon Rainforest Facts, rainfall in the Amazon, Animals & Insects of the Amazon, Layers of the Rainforest Activities and more.
The Life Cycles Packet is 50+ pages. It helps kids become familiar with the different stages in the life cycles of the chicken, sea turtle, frog, mosquito, butterfly, dragonfly, bee, mouse, and ladybug.
The Winter Packet and Hibernation Unit is 100+ Pages. The first part covers Growing Crystals, Months/ Seasons, Earth’s Axis and the Seasons, Arctic vs. Antarctica, Polar Animals, Penguins, Seals, Whales, about a dozen PreK Activity Pages. The Hibernation Unit covers: why animals hibernate, terms such as torpor, brumation, estivation, diapause, endotherms vs. ectotherms. Plus, it covers where animals spend the winter and the dangers of hibernation. It includes various activities such as notebook pages, interactive notebook/lapbook pieces, matching and tracing pages.
Cicadas Packet: This 20-page unit includes cicada worksheets, notebook pages and a lapbook so kids can learn more about this fascinating insect!
Chameleons Packet This 15-page mini-unit helps kids learn all about chameleons from where they live and what they eat to how big they are and why the change colors.
Wolves Packet This 35+page mini-unit helps learn all about wolves. It includes notebook pages with tracing, a lapbook and activity pages.
Australia Unit (75-pages) This unit covers the geography and animals of Australia.
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