Make dinosaur research fun for kindergarteners! Turn your students into paleontologists as they research dinosaurs and explore dinosaur facts through this hands-on, science interactive notebook!
When it’s time to teach dinosaurs to kindergarteners there’s one thing we all know it must be: FUN.
But let’s not stop at just FUN.
These dinosaur research activities can give you peace of mind knowing that you can use these dinosaur research activities all week long! No need to go hunting for anything else dinosaur themed.
This dinosaur research activity goes beyond just a worksheet, with lots of fun dinosaur flips and flaps to make, and various interactive dinosaur activities.
Your paleontologists will be engaged and learn about dinosaurs in many different ways and will have a keepsake lapbook to bring home and share with their families!
What dinosaur activities are included:
✩ All About Dinosaurs – learn different facts about dinosaurs and draw and write them on each flap
✩ Dinosaur KWL – tap into the students’ prior knowledge and schema while also figuring out what they want to learn during the dinosaur unit
✩ Dinosaurs can/have/are – students create a mini anchor chart to describe dinosaurs
✩ Dinosaur Vocabulary – students will discover new dinosaur words
✩ Dinosaur Facts – document student learning by recording interesting facts throughout the unit
✩ Label a Dinosaur – learn different parts of a dinosaur by matching and labeling
✩ Dinosaur Adjectives – students will think of fun describing words to tell about a dinosaur
✩ Types of Dinosaur – explore different types of dinosaurs by looking at pictures and storing them in a pocket
✩ Dinosaur Research Booklet – want to learn more about a specific dinosaur? Learn about what the dinosaur ate, how it moved, where it lived, special features, and more!
✩ Label a Paleontologist – learn different parts of a paleontologist’s gear by matching and labeling
✩ Paleontologists can/have/are – students create a mini anchor chart to describe paleontologist
✩ If I was a dinosaur, I would… Writing Prompt – Get students writing all about if they were a dinosaur
✩ If dinosaurs were still living writing prompt – Get students writing all about what the Earth would be like if dinosaurs were still alive
✩ Favorite Dinosaur Book – pair this with your favorite dinosaur book
✩ Compare Dinosaur & Reptile – use a Venn Diagram to compare a dinosaur to a reptile
✩ Compare Herbivore & Carnivore – use a Venn Diagram to compare herbivores and carnivores
✩ and more
What do I still need?
☆ file folder, construction paper, or notebook
☆ markers, crayons, or colored pencils
That is it!
How can this be used?
This resource can be used in many different ways.
You can have your students create a lapbook from a file folder so they have a keepsake to bring home.
Students can also use these activities in an interactive notebook and keep them throughout the school year.
Please use this as it best fits your classroom and your students.
This is a great way for your kids to be engaged in learning about dinosaurs! If you have any questions please let me know! Hope you and your students have a great time exploring dinosaurs!
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