I'd Like to be a Dinosaur
(Sung to: "Mary Had a Little Lamb")
I'd like to be a dinosaur, dinosaur ,dinosaur
And if I was a dinosaur,
I would be a (name a dinosaur)
Make dinosaur puppets with pictures of dinosaurs taped to craft sticks and play puppet show. Have the dinosaurs talk to each other and ask questions like: How big are you? Are you fierce or friendly? Do you eat meat or plants? Where do you live?
Dip the feet of a plastic dinosaur in paint, ink, or washable marker and stamp tracks with it on a piece of paper. When the paint dries, ask your child draw a picture of the dinosaurs' surroundings.
Bury plastic dinosaurs in your sand box or in a some loose dirt. Let your child dig for the dinosaurs. Give them lots of different tools to make them feel like a real paleontologist.