Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dinosaur Preschool Corner

M is 3.5 years old
This might easily have been M's favorite theme ever!

Preschool Skills Printables
We used the Dinosaur printables from 2 Teaching Mommies as well as the Field Guide printables from the Dinosaur Train PBS website.  I didn't get a picture of her doing all the printables, but here are a couple.  It's a great pack!

We used the Field Guide to sort by diet (herbivore/carnivore/omnivore) and by how many feet they had (biped/quadriped/marine).  More than anything though, she just loved looking at them!

Preschool Trays
Washing Dinosaurs

Categorizing dinosaurs into small, medium, large

Matching items to Playdough Fossils
Painting Dinos with a Qtip (I found these books for $1 at Target)
Just for Fun
We visited the Natural History Museum as a field trip.  We could have gone home without paying the admission feel for all the fun the kids had with the dinosaur statues outside!

Life School
M started ballet this week at the community center.  It's not a fancy dance studio or anything, but she LOVES it!  She has been obsessed with Angelina Ballerina for ages so she is beyond thrilled to finally be in her very own ballet class.  She's the one in the bright pink leggings.
Practicing Plies

Running like a chicken

That's all for this week!  To see what other preschoolers are learning this week, check out the official Preschool Corner website!