Preschool Homeschool: Dinosaurs!

Preschool Homeschool: Dinosaurs!

Did you know October is National Dinosaur Month?  In our house, its dinosaur month every month, but this seemed like a perfect excuse to celebrate with even more fun!  I mentioned in this post that we’re starting to homeschool a tiny bit, and I wanted to give you a glimpse of all our fun!

Here’s what we did this week:

Monday Lesson: Manners

Activity: Read Suppose You Meet a Dinosaur.  Talk about manners and practice using manners with one another.

Activity: Salt Dough Dinosaurs

Tuesday Lesson: Matching

Activity: Make dinosaur shapes and eggs from pattern paper and match together (full tutorial over here!)

Activity: Read Dinosaurs! by Sandra Boynton and 10 Little Eggs by Jean Marzollo.

Wednesday Lesson: Pretend Play

Activity: Play with our dinosaur action figures.  My goal was to draw a landscape on old bed sheet to enhance play time, but I didn’t get that far!  I was inspired by this post over Growing a Jeweled Rose.

Activity: Play with Dinosaur Train set and read Buddy the Junior Conductor (Dinosaur Train).

This picture from Growing a Jeweled Rose


Thursday Lesson: D is for Dinosaur

Activity: Painting “D” wooden letter and practicing with it

Activity: Coloring pages from a dinosaur coloring book

Activity: Paper Plate dinosaur


Friday Lesson: Move Like a Dinosaur!

Activity: Dinosaur Walk Song (available on Freegal)

Activity: Dinosaur inspired exercises (stretch your neck, stomp your feet, etc)

Activity: Read Dinosaur Woods Book

What About You?

What kind of Homeschool things are you up to this week?


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  1. How fun! we might do a dinosaur week too as my kids are super into them right now!

  2. This looks like fun. I smiled when you mentioned that every month at your house is dino month. It really gives me a glimpse as to what having little boys must be like. Thank you for sharing all these creative ideas with me this week. I’m really glad that I can find educational activities like this through other bloggers. Sometimes I feel like my creativity with learning projects is pretty limited.
    Jelli recently posted..Paper Lantern Goldfish Tutorial

  3. Hey Jelli,
    Thanks for stopping by! The funny thing is — it’s Abigail who really pushes the dinosaur theme. She’s crazy about those things! I think it started with the land before time series and has just continued and continued. She loves dinosaur shirts, so we have to shop in the boy section to find those. At least now we can reuse them for Malachi!

  4. I didn’t know it was Dinosaur month! We love dinosaurs.
    I’m pininng this to my letter learning and dinosaur pin boards.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Pinkoddy recently posted..Silent Sunday

  5. Thanks for stopping by. It was a big hit here. My daughter keeps asking when the next dinosaur month is!

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