Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dinosaurs! (FREEBIE!)

This week we've been very engaged in Deanna Jump's Dinosaur pack.  It is fantastic. . . of course!  We added a few small activities to her pack and the kids had a blast!  Here are some pictures of our dinosaur exploration:

 Here is the worksheet we used when exploring dinosaur sizes.

We compared a T-Rex's footprint with a Triceratops footprint.

We compared our feet to a T-Rex's foot.

We put our shoes on the Triceratops footprint to see how many of our feet it would take to fill it up. 

We compared lengths of dinosaurs.  This is the the length of a Triceratops.

We laid down to see if we would be the same length of a Brontosaurus if we put all of our class together in a long line.  The answer. . . NO!  We were about 3/4 the length of a Brontosaurus.

Tomorrow we will be paleontologist.  We'll excavate chocolate chips from cookies and make dinosaur fossil impressions!

For a freebie of the worksheet you see at the top and a few more extras click HERE.


  1. I LOVE those dinosaur feet! Last year we had a children's museum to go at our school and they had those giant feet too! Looks like such a fun day! :)

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  2. Thanks for the freebie! I have a giant T-Rex foot, too. Now to make a Triceratops one. :)
    Polka Dot Kinders

  3. You made me want to teach Dinosaurs next week. Love your stuff! A couple of months ago I heard a story about how there was no brontosaurus. Two archeologists were racing against each other to find the next big thing. One of them took two different dinos and "found" the brontosaurus. Crazy!

  4. Thanks for your great dinosaur freebie! As mentioned in the previous post, though we were taught about "Brontosaurus" when we were in school, scientists now say there is no such thing! What was thought to be a brontosaurus was actually a previously discovered and already named dinosaur called apatosaurus. I think it would be awesome if you could update your super freebie to reflect current scientific knowledge.

  5. What are the dimensions for the Triceratops footprint?

  6. Would also love to know how long the things you measured were!! We're doing this next week!!