Story Time: Dino Dinner

by | Nov 25, 2020 | Blog, Kid's Corner, Story Time | 0 comments

It’s a dinosaur dinner! What do you think a dinosaur would eat for Thanksgiving? Have fun making handprint dinosaurs and singing some of these songs as you enjoy the holiday. You can also practice shaping the letter “D” with any kind of dough such as play dough or even pie dough!

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Ages 2-5

Sing, Talk, Read, Write, Play

Tip

The holidays are a great time to talk with your child. Their senses are alert as they smell the cooking food and the crisp, Fall air, hear the the crunching leaves under their feet, feel the cool breeze on their nose, and see the world change from greens, to browns, and to white.

Activity

Using your senses this week, talk about what your child notices around them, and then share a memory of when you were a child that’s triggered by a sensory experience of your own.

Books Presented

Library Books Are Not for Eating! by Todd Tarpley

Ms. Bronte loves being a teacher, but she has one small problem . . . she also really loves eating books. Did I mention she’s also a dinosaur?

Dino Thanksgiving by Lisa Wheeler

  The dinosaurs enjoy a variety of Thanksgiving Day activities, including preparing favorite recipes, playing touch football, telling stories, and eating together.

How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen

Describes how a dinosaur eats, with no rude noises and while sitting very still.

Dino-Dinners by Mick Manning

Find out what dinosaurs ate in prehistoric times.

Songs, Rhymes, and Fingerplays

If You’re Thankful and You Know It

If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands
If you’re thankful and you know it and you really want to show it
If you’re thankful and you know it, clap your hands
(stomp your feet, shout “hooray”, do all three)

– Storytimekatie.com

Dino Thanksgiving Day

Over the river, and through the wood,
The dinosaurs will go;
Stegosaurus, he leads the way through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood,
to the mountain far away!
We would not stop for triceratops,
for this is Thanksgiving Day.

Thanksgiving Pot

(Tune: Shaker Melody)

We put some ___________in the pot,
and stir, stir, stir till its hot.

I hope my dino likes this dish, cause this is my Thanksgiving wish.

Crafts and Activities

Coloring Page

Print out this coloring page!

Dinosaur Hand

Make this cool dinosaur craft!

Additional Books

The Thank You Book by Mo Willems

Piggie is determined to thank everyone she knows, but Gerald thinks she will forget someone important.

The Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas Wood

While learning the secret to a good life, a child says thank you for the natural world and for being loved, because a grateful heart is always happy.

Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Turkey nervously makes a series of costumes, disguising himself as other farm animals in hopes that he can avoid being served as Thanksgiving dinner.

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