Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Crazy for Dinosaurs!

Recently the children have been very interested in dinosaurs. We've incorporated them into many different areas of our classroom and the children just can't get enough of them.

Dinosaurs in the sensory table.
Dinosaurs in the block area.
Dinosaur cards (from Target's dollar section) for reading and looking at.
 We took the dinosaurs outside and when we brought them in, we gave them a bath.
 I put out dinosaurs with the play dough this morning and the children made dinosaur footprints. They also wrapped the dinosaurs in the play dough.

On Monday I hid dinosaurs along the path outside our school. During circle time, I told the children that we would be going on a dinosaur hunt. "We're going to find lots of dinosaurs out there!" I said. As I said this, the children's eyes grew wide and several of them looked really scared. On little boy shook his head and said, "I don't want to find dinosaurs!" At this point I realized that they thought we were going to look for real, live dinosaurs. I quickly explained that I had hidden the toy dinosaurs and that there are no real dinosaurs at our school. This was a little reminder that you have to be very careful what you say to toddlers!

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