Letter of the Week A-Z Series: D is for Dinosaur

I hope you had a nice weekend and I am excited to welcome you back to another fun week with us! Today we have our…

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I hope you had a nice weekend and I am excited to welcome you back to another fun week with us! Today we have our weekly letter of the week sight words printable, letter D craft, and two dinosaur activities that your kid’s are sure to LOVE. In all there are 3 free printables in this post because I love sharing with you and your kids. 
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Letter D Sight Words
Free Printable: Letter D Sight Words 

Ideas for printable:

  • Place word and matching picture out when doing an activity that matches the word
  • Color the cards
  • Read the word together and match the word with the picture
  • Point and name the letters on the card
  • Write the letter of the week on each card
  • Write the word on each card

D is for Dinosaur


    Suggested Books: How Do Dinosaurs…a whole series of cute books by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

    Suggested SongDinosaur Stomp You Tube video by Mother Goose Club Songs for Children
    The kiddos couldn’t get enough of this song. We danced, crawled, and stomped around the house getting some fun gross motor playtime in ๐Ÿ™‚

    D is for Dinosaur Craft
    Make a ferociously cute letter D dinosaur with our free pattern. 

    Free PrintableD is for Dinosaur Craft
    Objectives: Letter D recognition, creativity, fine motor skills

    Age Group: Preschool

    Supplies:

    Craft paper
    Scissors
    Glue
    Googly eyes (optional)
    Markers or dot markers (optional)
    Directions:
    1.  Use the dinosaur pattern to cut out your D for dinosaur pieces. I printed the pattern directly on our craft paper.

    2.  Line up all the pieces and glue them together. Glue the letter D together first, then add the dinosaur pieces. The circle goes at the top of the D for the dinosaur’s head and the triangles go along the curve of the D.

    3.  Decorate your dinosaur. We used our dot pens to make a Dotted Dinosaur so we could use another D word during our craft.

    Ms. Tiger wanted to draw the eyes on her dinosaur. She included eyebrows and beautiful long eyelashes.

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    Dinosaur Dig
    A fun sensory and science activity to learn about dinosaurs. (A little prep work needed)

    Free PrintableD is for Dinosaur Activity
    Objectives: Sensory Play, fine motor skills, counting, visual perception
    Age Group: Preschool/ Tot school
    Supplies:
    Rice/Flour/Dirt/Sand-something to bury dinosaur bones in
    Sensory bin
    Sensory play tools to dig out dinosaur bones
    Directions:
    1.  Cut out the dinosaur cards and names. I glued our cards to old file folders and laminated them for reinforcement.
    2.  Use clay to make dinosaur bones. I used our clay recipe and baked them at 350 degrees for 10 minutes to harden them because I procrastinated and didn’t get them made the day before. They turned a little brown when I baked them, but still worked fine. I used a permanent marker to draw the shape on the matching dinosaur card on each bone in case they became all mixed up.  

     3.  Hide the bones in your sensory bin with the matching dinosaur card and let child find the bones. I used a dry erase marker to write the number of bones each dinosaur had so we knew once all the bones had been found.

    “Dinosaur!” These two had so much fun digging up dinosaur bones.

    4.  Place the dinosaur bones on the card like a puzzle. 
    Ms. Tiger was able to find the right spot for her dinosaur bones. Mr. Tickles made a pile of bones and then I helped him put his dinosaur together once all the pieces were found.
    Dinosaur Name & Shape Match 
    Learn the names of dinosaurs and shapes with this fun matching game.
    Free PrintableD is for Dinosaur Activity
    Objectives: Shapes, Dinosaurs, Matching
    Age Group: Preschool/Tot School
    Supplies:
    Shapes-Diamond, Triangle, Star, Circle, Heart (We used foam shapes I found at Target, but toys around the house or paper shapes would work great)
    Directions:
    1.  Cut out the dinosaur cards and names. I glued our cards to old file folders and laminated them for reinforcement. Give each child one of each shape.
    2.  Find the shape on the dinosaur card, name the shape, and ask child to hold up their matching shape.
    Once the kids found the right shape they held them up to our dinosaur board.
    3.  Find the dinosaur name that has the matching shape from step 2 and place the name next to the dinosaur card. 
    Before we started the activity I had everything laid out and Ms, Tiger matched the words with the dinosaur cards all by herself. I was so impressed and was glad to see the printable facilitated self guided learning. You could lay out your supplies and watch your preschooler explore naturally too.  

    More Dinosaur Ideas:
    Dinosaur Dig Bin by Left Brain Craft Brain
    Paper Plate Dinosaurs  by I Heart Crafty Things

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    Thanks for playing, creating, and growing with us today! 
    Love-Katie & the Kiddos 

    15 comments

    1. This looks so fun and perfect for my little Kindergartener…thanks for sharing it with us at The Mommy Monday Blog Hop this week…

    2. These are awesome dino activities for kids!
      Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

      1. Hi Danielle, thanks so much! It took a bit of prep, and it was totally worth it once I saw how much fun my kids had ๐Ÿ™‚

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