|Meet Sammy Stegosaurus!|
The theme of my latest after-school crafting session at my daughter's school was dinosaurs - with some sneaky letter recognition added in!
First I read two of Barefoot's dinosaur books...Thesaurus Rex and I Dreamt I was a Dinosaur.
It's so much fun to follow Thesaurus Rex through his day...from waking up...
|Thesaurus Rex starts his day|
stretching, reaching, extending, bending,
uh oh, his clothes need mending!
...to eating a snack...
|Thesaurus Rex drinks his milk,|
sip, sup, swallow, swill.
Whoops! He's had a messy spill!
...through all sorts of adventures all the way until bedtime...
|Thesaurus Rex is all wrapped up,|
bundled, covered, tucked in tight,
he'll have happy dreams tonight. Goodnight!
...and I have to add that as part of a transracial family, I especially love that Thesaurus Rex and his mom are different colors. :)
I Dreamt I was a Dinosaur is a dreamland adventure through pre-historic times, where a young boy meets dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes and colors...
My dinosaur craft was inspired by the extraordinary fabric creations of Clare Beaton in I Dreamt I was a Dinosaur.
I used orange construction paper for the body - I traced a D shape and cut out the middle, but let the kids cut around the outside of the shape. Then they cut some legs, a head, and a tail, and glued it all together.
Add some googly eyes, some buttons, some small triangle shapes cut out of foam, and some small office-supply circle stickers for toe nails, and you've got yourself a dinosaur!
This is definitely another craft I will do again, all the kids were excited to hear stories about dinosaurs and the craft was perfect for them!