Dinosaur Unit 2 with FREE Printables

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The older three kiddos are so excited to dive into a dinosaur study again.  I love that as they get older they're able to understand so much more.  It gives us a chance to dig deeper into subject content.  Here's what we're up to right now.

Language:
Dinosaur Spelling with Moveable Alphabet
The kiddos have been practicing their spelling skills using the Montessori Cursive Moveable Alphabet and figures from our various dinosaur themed Safari Ltd. Toobs including the Safari Ltd Dinosaur Skulls TOOBSafari LTD Dinos Toob, and Safari Ltd Ancient Fossils TOOB.

Math:
Addition with Dinosaur Bones
This year the kiddos have memorized all of their math facts, but it's always nice to review.  Each card has an addition problem on it. The kiddos will use Pebbles to mark their answer. on each card.  If they need counters, Bones are provided.  One could use the Safari Ltd Dinosaur Skulls TOOB skulls as counters in this activity as well.

Source: I created the printable for this activity as part of my Dinosaur Math Printable Pack 2. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Dinosaur Multiplication
All of the kiddos are LOVING multiplication right now. It only made sense to include a dinosaur themed multiplication activity.  Once again pebbles are used as markers.  The dinosaur counters for this activity were found at our local dollar store.

Source: I created the printable for this activity as part of my Dinosaur Unit Math Printable Pack 2. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Division of Dinosaur Eggs
I had the fabulous idea of dividing dinosaur eggs among nests for our unit. However, I quickly discovered that this is not the time of year to find eggs of any sort.  Thankfully our local dollar store did have some jelly bean eggs, however, they're a bit brighter than I anticipate dinosaur eggs were.  Still, for the purpose of the activity, they work.  The kiddos are doing great with division.

Source:  I created the printable for this activity as part of my Dinosaur Unit Math Printable Pack 2. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Culture/Geography:
Dinosaur Continent Sort
I must admit I'm super excited about sharing this activity.  The kiddos will sort dinosaurs by continent, based on where their bones have been found.  In this activity we use continent puzzle pieces from our Montessori Puzzle Map for sorting.

Source: Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of our Dinosaur Unit Science & Culture Printable Pack 2.  For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

World Famous Paleontologists
Ever since I can remember, Dinomite has always wanted to be a "dinosaur expert."  When he developed the vocabulary, he eventually used the word paleontologist and then began to research the world's greatest ones. They quickly became his heroes.  This activity was designed with him in mind.  After all, if you're going to study dinosaurs, you need to know your paleontologists!

Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of our Dinosaur Unit Science & Culture Printable Pack 2. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of the post.

Science:
Predator & Prey Match Up
Both Dinomite and Bulldozer requested predator and prey cards for our unit, as they've loved them in other animal units we've done this year.  Thankfully Jason was willing to put the work into them and researched different dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, learning what they may have eaten based on time period and location.  

Source:  Jason and I created the printable for this activity as part of our Dinosaur Unit Science & Culture Printable Pack 2. For your free copy, click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Art:
Making Dinosaur Fossils
Dinomite was overjoyed when I asked him to help me make some dinosaur fossils for some of Sunshine's dinosaur activities.  Here you can see he enjoyed making bones, teeth, and more!

Source:  The salt dough recipe and directions for baking can be found at The Imagination Tree.

Dinosaur Silhouettes
The kiddos have become interested in painting lately, especially with water colors, so I thought I'd provide a dinosaur themed art activity on our shelves this week.

Source:  The idea for this activity, and image used as a control in this photo above can be found at Krokotak.

Music:
This year we've thoroughly enjoyed singing songs together during learning time as we gather together.  I would regret not sharing one of our favorites with you.  This song and video can also be found on the cd:  Here Comes Science from They Might Be Giants.


For those interested in the free printables, click on the links below!



For those interested in more Montessori-inspired dinosaur activities and free printables, be sure to check out the unit studies below.
Dinosaur Unit with FREE Printables

Dinosaur Unit 3 with FREE Printables






Montessori-inspired Children's Books About Dinosaurs

If you're interested in purchasing our Dinosaur Unit Syllabus, click below for details!
Montessori-inspired Dinosaur Unit Syllabus

2 comments:

  1. How much fun did it look like when the children were painting?

    That dinosaur in water colour is magical.

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  2. I love the idea of sorting according to continents. Mavi bought a book about that and reads it every night.

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