Dinosaur Story Time – Sensory Friendly

Opening song

Book: Flapdoodle Dinosaurs by David Carter

Song: “We are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

Book: I Am a Tyrannosaurus by Anna Grossnickle Hines

Song: “Mat Man” – Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer: Get Set for School Sing Along

Movement: Learn the yoga pose “volcano”

Social Story: How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Mark Teague

Closing song

Craft: dinosaurs on coloring page

dinosaur preschool story time craft

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Dinosaurs Story Time – Preschool

Opening Song

Book: How Big Were Dinosaurs? by Lita Judge (abridged)

How Big Were the Dinosaurs? book cover

Song: “We Are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Book: Dancing with the Dinosaurs by Jane Clarke, illustrated by Lee Wildish

Dancing with the Dinosaurs book cover

Flannel: Five little dinosaurs jumping on the bed

Book: Snappy Little Dinosaurs by Dugald Steer, illustrated by Derek Matthews

Snappy Little Dinosaurs book cover

Song: The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr grr, grr grr, grr grr grr,
The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr . . . All through the swamp.
The Triceratops’ horns go poke poke poke . . .
The Stegosaurus tail goes spike, spike, spike . . .
The Apatasaurus mouth goes munch, munch, munch . . .
The Pteranodon’s wings go flap flap flap . . .

Flannel: How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

how do dinosaurs count to ten cover image

Craft: Dinosaurs on coloring sheet

dinosaur preschool story time craft

Closing Rhyme

Dinosaur Story Time – Baby

Opening song

Sign language: Dinosaur

Book: Dancing with the Dinosaurs by Jane Clarke, illustrated by Lee Wildish

Dancing with the Dinosaurs book cover

Song: Baby Hop (Tune: “Bunny Hop”)
Snuggle up together
Baby’s in your lap
Snuggle up together and clap, clap, clap

Snuggle up together
Baby don’t you nap
Snuggle up together and tap, tap, tap

You’re working out together
Baby don’t stop
You’re working out together now hop, hop, hop

Rhyme: Icky bicky soda cracker

Book: Dinosaur Roar! By Paul and Henrietta Stickland

Dinosaur Roar! book cover

Song: “We Are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of that?

Song: (Tune: Shortnin’ Bread)
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’, bouncin’
Mama’s little baby loves bouncin’ round.

Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.
Lean to the left, lean to the right,
Now hug that baby nice and tight.

Daddy’s little baby loves wigglin’ wigglin’ . . .

Rhyme: Diddle diddle dumpling

Book: Dinosaur Kisses by David Ezra Stein

Dinosaur Kisses book cover

Song (with shaky eggs): “Dinosaur Stomp” – Diane Kordas: Dinosaur Stomp

Closing rhyme

Dinosaur Story Time- Everybody

Opening Song

Book: Dinosaur vs. The Library by Bob Shea

dionsaur vs library

Song: “We Are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Book: If I Had a Raptor by George O’Connor

if i had a raptor cover image

Song: Dinosaur, Dinosaur”
Dinosaur, dinosaur, turn around
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch the ground
Dinosaur, dinosaur, reach up high
Dinosaur, dinosaur, wink one eye
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your nose
Dinosaur, dinosaur, touch your toes
Dinosaur, dinosaur, slap your knees
Dinosaur, dinosaur, sit down please

Activity: I hid each dinosaur behind a shape and asked the kids what shape I should look under. I said the name of the dinosaur and then had them say it.

dinosaur flannel

Book: Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald

shape by shape

Song: The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr grr grr grr, grr grr grr
The Tyrannosaurus Rex goes grr grr grr…All through the swamp.
The Triceratops’ horns go poke poke poke…(etc.)
The Stegosaurus tail goes spike, spike, spike…(etc.)
The Apatasaurus mouth goes munch, munch, munch…(etc.)
The Pteranodon’s wings go flap flap flap…(etc.)

Flannel Story: How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

how do dinosaurs count to ten cover image

Book: Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton

bones bones dinosaur bones cover image

Closing Rhyme

Craft:

dinosaur egg story time craft

Dinosaur Story Time- Toddler

Opening Song

Book: Dinosaur vs. The Library by Bob Shea

dionsaur vs library

Song: Dino Ditty (tune of “Doo Wah Ditty”)

Here he comes just a stomping with his feet singing
“Dino ditty, ditty dum, ditty do.” Kids sang this part with me
Searching all round for something good to eat singing,
“Dino ditty, ditty dum ditty do.”
He’s huge, (He’s huge), He’s strong, (He’s strong.)
He’s huge, he’s strong, won’t be hungry very long.
“Dino ditty, ditty dum , ditty do.”
“Dino ditty, ditty dum, ditty do.”

(credit: perpetual preschool)

Book: Five Little Dinosaurs by Will Grace, illustrated by Ed Vere Hodgkinson

five little dinosaurs

Rhyme: BIG Dino, little Dino (with ASL Big and Little)

BIG Dino, LITTLE Dino, turn around
BIG Dino, LITTLE Dino, touch the ground
BIG Dino, LITTLE Dino, reach up high
BIG Dino, LITTLE Dino, wink one eye
BIG Dino, LITTLE Dino, touch your nose
BIG Dino, LITTLE Dino, touch your toes
BIG Dino, LITTLE Dino, slap your knees
BIG Dino, LITTLE Dino, sit down please

Flannel Activity: Knock, Knock Dinosaur + Shapes

dinosaur flannel
credit: Miss Meg’s Storytime

Book: Flapdoodle Dinosaurs by David A. Carter

Flapdoodle

Song: “We Are the Dinosaurs” – Laurie Berkner: Whaddaya Think of That?

Closing Song

Craft: ‘D’ is for Dinosaur

dinosaur

*this story time was also blogged about at Miss Meg’s Storytime*