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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

D is for Dinosaur: ABC Book Craft & Dino Math Activities

ABC Book Craft - Dinosaur D

Our lil dinosaur was inspired by a notepad I bought at our local teacher store.
I knew we were going to make a dinosaur but once my lil diva saw the notepad 
she wanted her dinosaur to look like him - so that is what we tried to recreate. 

What You Need:
Letter D cut-out (card stock)
foam cut-outs of feet, tail, neck & head
(optional) small triangle cut-outs
wiggly eye
black permanent marker
construction paper (for background)

What To Do:
1. Color Letter D

2. Glue D onto background paper (as shown below)
3. Add legs, neck, head and tail

4. add triangle shaped spikes to body (letter D)

5. small spikes to head
6. add wiggly eye and draw nose & mouth

Now you have your Dinosaur Letter D to add to your ABC Book

(view our other ABC Book Crafts)

We have been doing some fun dino themed learning activities.

I found a fabulous Preschool Dinosaur Pack from Two Teaching Mommies
& have been using lots of different activities from it. 

Alphabet Letter Match -
This is great letter recognition practice. 
The Lil Divas had to match upper and lower case letters from egg to dinosaur.

Dino Math Fun:
The 4yr old Diva worked on Dinosaur Clip Cards from the Dinosaur pack.
She had to count the dinosaurs and place the clip on the correct number.
Great counting, number identification and dexterity practice.

My 5yr old did some simple addition practice.
She rolled a dice and used little dinosaur toys to help her add.
I also had her practice writing out the number sentences for each problem.




  1. Cute blog, I'm a new follower!
    Adrianne ~

  2. D is for dinosaur and its also for everyone of the 4 men I live with! LOL I saw you on the blog hop and I just had to check out the Divas since I have none. :)
    Following along!

  3. My 4 yr old loves dinosaurs and he would really love this project! Thanks for sharing that dino pack too. Great ideas!

  4. Very cute! I love this, and plan to send it to my sister for her little girl! Visiting and following via Tuesday hop...hop over to my blog and follow back if you like!

    Jessica K

  5. I'm stopping by via the Fun Tuesday Hop and already Follow your Fantastic Blog :)

    I co-host Wednesday's New Block Party Hop if you would like join in the Fun..

    ~ Jill

  6. So precious!!

    I'll be saving this for the grandkids - I'll be the cool grandma!

    Thanks for joining the Train!

  7. What a brilliant idea!! I love this!!!
    I am a new follower from the Just Click blog hop!! Hope you will come visit me too!!

  8. Very cute! And you are doing an amazing job keeping the learning going this summer!!! So many ideas every week!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!


  9. Thank you for stopping by my blog and offering positive words.

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  10. your dinosaur D craft came out really cute! :)
    I also downloaded the Dinosaur pack from Teaching Mommies but when we did our D unit I totally forgot about it, ugh.

  11. This post counts as an entry in the Summer Reading Challenge.

    I love your dinomite dinosauar!

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