“Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs” by Byron Barton
“Shape by Shape” by Suse MacDonald
“Ten Terrible Dinosaurs” by Paul Stickland
Dinosaurs lived long ago
Some walked (stomp feet)
Some swam (pretend to swim)
Some flew you know (flap arms)
Some where big (hold hands out to the side)
Some where small (lower hands to the floor)
Some were gigantic
And very, very tall (raise hands up)
We are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner
This song has been turned into a book but unfortunately it wasn’t available in time for my program. This is such a fun song to march and roar to. I can’t wait to read the book!
Dinosaur, dinosaur turn around
Dinosaur, dinosaur touch the ground
Dinosaur, dinosaur reach up high
Dinosaur, dinosaur wink one eye
Dinosaur, dinosaur touch your nose
Dinosaur, dinosaur touch your toes
Dinosaur, dinosaur slap your knees
Dinosaur, dinosaur sit down please
Dotty the Dinosaur
I originally got the idea after seeing Read It Again!’s post. The great thing about Dotty the Dinosaur is that you can adjust it. I had some fruit and vegetable felt pieces on hand and made my dinosaurs to match them. The dinosaurs can be used for so many things! My co-worker used them while doing a storytime about colors.
Dotty the Dinosaur loves to eat things like peas!
That is why the color of her skin is a lovely green.
One day she sees some strawberries and apples.
She eats them all day long.
Later that day Dotty turns a bright red.
(continue with other fruits/vegetables and colors)
Dotty couldn’t decide which color she likes best.
So Dotty eats everything.
Her skin an awful mess?
No, Dotty now has dots of color everywhere.
Dotty now was different but Dotty didn’t care.
Dotty loves her new skin, she likes it a lot.
Now she is the only dinosaur with a coat of polka dots!
Source: Preschool Express
How it Went: I had high hopes for Dotty the Dinosaur but unfortunately it didn’t go over very well. I saved it until the end of the storytime (thinking it would be my big finale) but by that point the kids were antsy and ready for free play. Next time I use it I will do it earlier in the program.