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Build a Dinosaur!


(re-post from: 9-5-13)
Our recent theme for Preschool@Home was DINOSAURS!
One of LB's favorite activities was this one.
And best of all, it was easy as pie to put together!

Supplies:
  • Green craft-foam (Or you can use construction paper. The foam is just a bit more durable.)
  • Scissors

Prep Work:
  • Using the craft foam, cut out the following shapes: 
    • 1 big half-circle
    • 1 medium triangle
    • 1 medium square
    • 1 medium circle
    • 3 small rectangles
    • 3 small long triangles
    • 3 small squares
    • 4 small triangles
    • 3 small circles



How to Play:

  • Lay out all the shapes and show your child how to build a dinosaur. You can use the shapes however you wish. Here are the general ideas:
    • The big half circle is the body
    • The medium triangle, circle, and square are good for heads
    • The small shapes can be used for legs, tails, spikes, necks, etc.
  • Then let them go at it, building whatever kind of dinosaur creature their heart can imagine.





LB(3) had so much fun with this, and it was also a good review of shapes. Bonus!
LL(1) also had fun playing with the shapes, and they held up under her squishing and squashing. Just had to make sure she didn't try to eat them. :)
And when LM(6) got home from school he created some great prehistoric creatures too. 
Fun for kids of all ages!
Now that's what I'm talkin' about.


Do you like this idea?

http://www.littlefamilyfun.com/2012/03/crafts-activities-for-boys.html

Comments

Anna B said…
The little boy I babysit LOVED doing this!!! thanks for the awesome idea! God Bless!

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