Make Your Own I’m a Dirty Dinosaur Activity Box
I’m A Dirty Dinosaur by Janeen Brian and illustrated by Ann James is an exciting book about a little dinosaur getting all dirty (then clean at the very end). The rhyming and repetitive text make it a great book to read over and over with young children. Plus the illustration that were made using really mud are great fun.
Read I’m a Dirty Dinosaur.
Reread leave words out and ask child to fill them in.
Have you child retell the story.
Ask your child favorite part and why.
Make Playdough with your child. Have them measure and stir ingredients. Talk about how to make brown.
Play dough recipe: 1 c. flour, ½ c. salt, 2 t. cream of tartar, 2 T. vegetable oil, 1 c. water, food coloring (to make brown mix red, blue and yellow in a 1:1:10 ratio) 1. Combine flour, salt, and cream of tartar and mix well. 2. Add food coloring to the water and oil, and combine with dry ingredients. 3. Stir over medium heat several minutes until it forms a ball. 4. Let cool in a bowl. 5. Knead until smooth. 6. Store in an airtight container.
Let child play with the playdough with cookie cutters or dinosaur toys.
Trace fun shapes on compressed sponges and cut them out. Fill dish pan with water ask the child what they think will happen when sponges go in the water then let them put them in the water and see.
Put dirt in dish pan with dinosaur toys and let child play.
Have child wash dinosaurs with shaped sponges
Use shaped sponges and finger paint to sponge paint on paper or dinosaur pictures. Variation finger paint the dinosaur picture with brown paint
You or child cut out capital D outline and find and cut out d pictures out of magazines or catalogs. Glue the d pictures on the D.
Label the 10 dinosaur picture with numeral 1-10 (or for younger kids dot to represent 1-10) then have child place that many counters on each picture.
For more activty ideas checkout this link http://www.friends.kanemiller.com/uploads/1/3/0/7/13072337/pa_dirty_dino.pdf
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