Thursday, July 21, 2016

TD Summer Reading Club Week 3: Ages 7-8

Week 3: When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth

This week we decided to go wayyy back in time to the prehistoric ages so we could visit the dinosaurs! I started off by asking the kids what they thought the coolest dinosaur was. Everyone decided that T-Rex's are awesome, but Brontosauruses were really cute too (and won't bite)! We also learned that the Brontosaurus was the largest dinosaur to roam the earth, and weighed between 25-50 tons! That's about as much as 17 elephants! 

We started by reading our first book:

After that we talked about mean Reginald Von Hoobie Doobie was and how yummy Edwina's cookies must have tasted! 

Then we read our second book:

Then we read our last book:

Where do dinosaurs shop? At the dino-store! Hahaha. This book made everybody giggle. 

Then we went outside to play some games! Today we played Dino-Tag and Simon Says! Those little dinosaurs sure are quick, they tagged me out every time. 

Then after everyone was tired out from playing, we went inside to do our craft, paper plate dinosaurs! It was the most popular craft I've done to date. The kids loved making all sorts of different dinosaurs. Here's how you can too:

  • Construction paper or colored cardstock 
  • Paper plate (cut in half)
  • Markers 
  • Bingo dotters 
  • Stapler 


1. Print off your dinosaur stencils (I will attach links for all of them below) onto your colored construction paper. 
2. Ask the kids to cut out their dinosaur stencils. 
3. Give them markers, bingo dotters, ect. and tell them to use those to decorate their plates and dinosaur cut outs however they'd like. 
4. When they're done decorating they can staple the dinosaur pieces on their plate (some help may be required for this part). 

The finished product! 

Don't forget to swing by next week because we'll be diving deep down into the depths of the ocean for Under the Sea week! See you then!