Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Stompin' Rompin' Dinosaur Dig!

If you were in the Library on the weekend, you might have seen some fantastic young paleontologists digging for dinosaurs and making roariffic dino crafts!

We began our Dino Dig with a story time in the Children's Library.

We read:

Pop Up Dinosaur: Meet the Magnificent, Mighty Monsters!

"A very striking children's pop-up with designs in bright, strong colors and large pop-ups that seem to lunge out from the middle of the page . Square quarto, illustrated glossy paper covered boards. 10 double page pop-ups." - Top Story

I'm a Dirty Dinosaur

"A fun picture book in simple, rhyming text about a little dinosaur who just loves mud!" - http://janeenbrian.com/im-a-dirty-dinosaur/

Ten Little Dinosaurs

"If you like board books that are a bit outre, then this series "Eyeball Animation" books may appeal. Two large eyeballs protrude from the front cover in the face of a dinosaur and appear again on the back cover in the face of another dinosaur. The text based on "Ten in the Bed" is silly and it counts backwards from ten, but these dinosaurs are not in bed. They are riding bikes, rafting, jumping, skateboarding, and undertaking a variety of activities that all end up with some mishap. Finally, all the dinosaurs are gone, and the book ends with "No more dinosaurs hanging on the brink….Poor little dinosaurs all extinct." If you enjoy rough and tumble humor and some plays on words, then this might be the board book of choice." - Marilyn Courtot 

After story time, we checked out our dinosaur crafts and activities! 

We dug for dinosaurs and fossils! 

We made dinosaur hats!

We made dinosaur shapes with homemade playdough!

We made dinosaur rubbings and stamp pictures! 

We built magnetic and puppet dinosaurs!

We matched dinosaurs and drew dino pictures!

We had a great turnout for this event, and lots of fun exploring the different dinosaurs and activities! We hope to see you all again at our next special event: the Easter Egg Hung!