Lesson Archives

Dinosaur Egg Number Values

I will never forget the lesson that taught me the importance of understanding math concepts versus memorizing math procedures. In college, my elementary math professor performed the standard algorithm for multiplication which is where you line up the numbers, multiply...

Dinosaur Patterns

I will never ever ever stop loving patterns. They are the quintessential math skill and seeing my kiddos practice and improve their patterns skills makes this dorky STEM momma unbelievably happy. This preschool activity will be focusing on identifying, completing, and...

Dinosaur Eggs Name Activity

If you’re planning to send your little one to regular kindergarten like I am, I can promise you your child’s teacher is hoping that your little one will know how to write and spell their name correctly. Can you imagine the first day of school with 20 five-year-olds...

Dinosaur Sight Word Spikes

We posted our Clothes Pin Dinosaur Name Activity quite a while ago and we’ve been getting such a great response from it so I was inspired to do another activity where we are using the spikes of the dinosaur to spell words but this time instead of spelling our name...

Dirty Dinosaur

  Toddlers and preschoolers need all the help they can get when it comes to learning to follow directions and teaching this skill in a fun hands-on way is a MAJOR win. Our Dirty Dinosaur is a the perfect preschool learning activity to work on following directions and...

Dinosaur Letter Excavating

  It's time to work on our paleontologist skills and excavate some fossils! This sensory bin kept Rea engaged and excavating fossils for over 30 minutes. We are using our homemade fossils from our Making Fossils activity yet again, and because I always like to add a...

Dinosaur Letter Matching

Y’all, Rea really enjoyed this preschool letter activity. It’s fairly low prep and a fun way to work on letter identification. Plus, it is also a great way to start working on capital and lowercase letter recognition and matching. Grab a FREE copy of the template in...

Dinosaur Hat

When I saw this Dinosaur Hat over on Paper and Glue I knew I had to make my own version of it. Your Lil' is going to absolutely love their new spiky spine! Not only is this dinosaur hat great for dramatic play, creating this hat requires a lot of fine motor skills....

Comparing Fossils

It is time to put the fossils we made to good use! If you haven't made fossils yet, go check out our Making Fossils activity to learn how. Being able to compare objects by their size using terms like big and small or even biggest and smallest will allow your Lil'  to...

Dinosaur Number Puzzles

We have done these number puzzles before and now they are getting a much-needed makeover and update. I absolutely love these little dinosaur puzzles. They are perfect for your dinosaur loving preschooler! Like I said Rea and I did these puzzles about a year ago, so...

Rex Wrecks It! Dinosaur Focus Book

It's time to introduce you all to this month's focus book. Our Lil's are going to be reading Rex Wrecks It! by Ben Clanton. This is another book that was recommended to us by the librarian I've mentioned in previous lessons. It is about Rex the T-Rex and how he...

Hatching Dinosaur Eggs STEM Activity

We love all activities that involve baking soda and vinegar. There’s something absolutely magical about that reaction and we just can’t seem to get enough of it. So we have given this well-loved preschool science experiment a dinosaur twist this month. Your...

Rex Wrecks It! Craft

  This activity was inspired obviously by the book Rex Wrecks It! This activity gives your Lil' an opportunity to respond to literature, work on their gluing skills, and practice their shapes. Lil' Explorers Focus Skills Reading Interact with and recall details from a...

Build-A-Dinosaur

Building a Dinosaur will engage your Lil's engineering and problem-solving skills! They will absolutely love it and have no clue that they are learning! Those are always the best activities in my opinion. Grab a copy of the template in the Required Materials section....

Dinosaur Sort

  Sorting is a skill that will help your Lil' identify and classify objects which is beneficial in math as well as in everyday life. This activity is for both our Lil' Explorers and our Lil' Creators, but I differentiate it a little bit to make it more challenging for...

Q is for Queen

I am absolutely loving all of our alphabet crafts and this Q is for Queen alphabet craft is no different. It’s completely adorable and I know your preschooler is going to love it. This preschool activity works on identifying and writing the letter Q as well as...

Making Fossils

  What would a unit on dinosaurs be if it did not include fossils? Your Lil' is going to love making their own fossils and as a bonus, this activity works as the prep for a few other activities this month! We are going to create 2 kinds of fossils: bones and imprints....

Comparing Dinosaur Tracks

I am so excited for this activity because it covers so many different skills in such a fun way. As we compare a dinosaur's track with our tracks, we will be teaching our Lil' about measuring, comparing, predicting, experimenting, and drawing conclusions. That is 5...