Sunday, April 3, 2011

Dinosaurs (Childrens Books and a Companion Activity)

I picked up many dinosaur books at the library this week, but for some reason, attention spans seemed short (mine and his!). The book that got the most attention was one by Byron Barton. 

Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones
Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones is simple enough to tackle the attention span issue, but we enjoyed it, particularly when I broke out a tub of clay.

We used white model magic clay to make dinosaurs to match the ones in the book.  (Play-doh is out for us, since it contains wheat).  We squeezed in a little human anatomy - pointing out where the Bibliophile's ribs and spine are - and sharpened our powers of observation differentiating among the different dinos.

 Tyrannosaurus Rex

These are the other dino books we will be working our way through this week:

Curious George and the DinosaurDinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House, No. 1) (Book & CD)Dinosaurs (Magic Tree House Research Guide)
Archaeologists Dig for Clues (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)Danny and the Dinosaur (An I Can Read Book, Level 1)

I will link up with Science Sunday, Sunday Best, StART, and What My Child is Reading.

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Cristina said...

Awesome! After B's Dino-filled weekend, we'll have to check out some of these books for him!

Raising a Happy Child said...

We enjoy dino books here - our latest dino book is Usborne lift-the-flap. Your Model Magic dinosaurs look rather impressive! Thanks for joining WMCIR!

Ticia said...

The model magic looks very cool.

I love that idea, it just pops so much.

Christy said...

I love the model magic dinos!!!