Tuesday, May 17, 2016

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Dinosaur Activities from the Virtual Book Club

Dinosaurs, fairy tales, recipes, and more!  If you and your kiddos enjoy book-themed activities, you will *love* this month's Virtual Book Club!

Every month the Virtual Book Club  brings you over a dozen activities focused around one children's book.  This month's book is Goldilocks and the 3 Dinosaurs by Mo Willems, and the hosts' activities revolve around dinosaur and story themes.  Learn more and get fantastic ideas all month long at the Virtual Book Club's Facebook Page!!

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Goldilocks and the Three DInosaurs by Mo Willems is a fun dinosaur-themed twist on a classic fairy tale.  It is perfect for preschoolers who love dinosaurs, hilarious to children of all ages, and can be used for lots of learning activities for older kids (think fractured fairy tales, creative writing, writing prompts, and more)!

Here are the fairy tale and dinosaur activity ideas from the Virtual Book Club hosts:

Learn about states of matter and how dinosaurs (and other reptiles) laid eggs with this Ice Egg Dinosaur Science activity here at Preschool Powol Packets!

Have fun retelling and illustrating stories with this fun hands-on Sensory Re-telling activity at Growing Book by Book!

Go outside and try your hand at building a Dinosaur Trap like Inspiration Laboratories!

Make a colorful Dinosaur Alphabet Board Game to review letters with this idea from Mom Inspired Life!

Mix up your own Hot Chocolate Pudding like the dinosaurs in the story with this recipe from Sugar, Spice, and Glitter!

Try some of these Dinosaur Writing Ideas for handwriting practice and letter formation from the Pleasantest Thing!

Put together a LEGO Norweigen Flag to celebrate the dinosaurs' visiting friend...or make a flag from another country with Mama Miss!

Who loves chocolate?!!  Then you will love creating these Chocolate-filled Little Dinosaur Bon Bons with I Can Teach My Child!

Challenge your preschool and elementary kiddos' arithmetic skills with these Dinosaur Math Questions from Rainy Day Mum!

Get moving with your kiddos and these fun Goldilocks & the 3 Dinosaurs Gross Motor Activities from 3 Dinosaurs!

Practice name recognition and spelling with this Paper Plate Dinosaur Craft from Toddler Approved!

Play with shapes with your own Dinosaur Shapes Game from The Educator's Spin on It!

That's it!  If you have any favorite dinosaur activities please share them as a comment here, in an email, or on FB!!

And be sure to tune in to get fantastic ideas all month long at the Virtual Book Club's Facebook Page!!

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