I have just done a huge update of our Dinosaur Unit! This is a multi-age packet with roughly 50+ pages for ages 3-6 and 60+ 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 – part 1.
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.
My daughter (still!) really loves dinosaurs and talks about becoming a paleontologist. We checked out almost two dozen books from the library and she’s been doing a lot of research and writing:
The Dinosaur Unit is still $4.00! Hope your kids enjoy the unit! 🙂
If you purchased the Dinosaur Unit previously, be sure to check your PayPal email address for the recent update email from SendOwl (the delivery service I use).
If you have any questions or special requests feel free to email me! ~Liesl
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!!)
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Happy Homeschooling, everyone!! ~Liesl