This activity combines arts and crafts with literacy and letter recognition. Kids can have fun learning while making a dinosaur using construction paper.
Objective: Creating simple activities exploring Dinosaurs while learning about the letter “D” in the alphabet.
Skill Development: Literacy and Language
- Construction Paper (green & black)
- Glue Sticks
- Safety Scissors
- Wiggly Eyes
Step 1: Cut the letter “D” out of green construction paper. This will become the dinosaur’s body.
Step 2: Cut small triangles out of black construction paper. Encourage the kids to cut these also. These black triangles will go on the “back” of the dinosaur shape “D”.
Step 3: Cut small circles out of green construction paper for the head. You can also have kids add rectangles for the legs.
Step 4: Allow the children to glue on the pieces of the body. Even though you can create an example of the finished project, let them create their dinosaur however they would like. Focus on the process, not the final product.
Discuss: What shapes do you see? Can you find the triangle? How about a rectangle? What will you name your Dinosaur?
About the Author:
Randi is the founder of How 2 Play Today. She created this online community to share ideas and help inspire others to create. Randi has always had an interest in child psychology and has been following that passion since she was a kid herself. Over the years, Randi has been capturing adventures of her and her children and sharing these ideas on her website at how2play.today. This helps busy parents and caregivers who want to play more with their kids but need ideas, product suggestions, and a simple guide for activites.
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