I have seen this activity a few different places on Pinterest and it is just too great not to try! Plus it includes handprint art which is my absolute favorite!
Our Name-a-saurus will have your Lil’ creating a dinosaur name after THEM!
Grab a copy of our FREE template HERE!

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Writing

  • Uses writing materials to write (pencils, pens, crayons, markers)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Reading

  • Recognizes name
  • Identify the letters in name

Writing

  • Uses writing materials to write (pencils, pens, crayons, markers)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Name-a-saurus Template

*Washable Paint

*Construction Paper

*Paint Brush

*Markers

*Crayons

*Scissors

*White Paper

*Glue

Step #1
Print our Name-a-saurus template.
Step #2
Paint your Lil’s hands and place their handprints on a piece of white paper.
Step #3
Invite your Lil’ to color the dinosaur with crayons.
Step #4
Cut out the handprints and the dinosaur.
Step #5
Glue the dinosaur to a piece of construction paper and glue the handprints to the paper, tucking the handprints under the dinosaurs back.
Step #6

Label the paper _______asaurus. Your Lil’s name will go in the blank. For instance, we wrote Reaganasaurus.

Teacher Tip

You can skip the cutting and place the handprints directly on the dinosaur, but I feel you get a cleaner look by cutting and gluing the different pieces.

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