Say hello to Mr. Dinosaur and the Letter D! This was super fun to make and I’m hoping even more fun to actually use! Ready, set, go!
Letter D Memory Verses:
Depart from evil, and do good. Psalm 34:14
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put up the letter D on our Alphabet Tree! You can download my small alphabet letters here.
Hide ‘Em in Your Heart Vol 1
Hide ‘Em In Your Heart Songs – Vol 2
Letter D Tracing: I suggest printing this on copy paper and then laminating or placing it inside of a page protector. Then you can use dry-erase markers to practice tracing over the lines.
Dinosaur Graphing: I laminate this and then have them either color in the dots with Expo Dry Erase Markers, or put bingo markers on it. Whatever you can think of…cheerios…etc!
Dinosaur scavenger hunt: Fill the box with things that start with D! you could also use those cute little dinosaur figures and hide them around the school room, and have them search for them!
Dino Pattern Activity: Just use the pieces to continue the pattern.
Dino Puzzle: Cut into 6 pieces for an easy dinosaur puzzle.
Note: To get all of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the curriculum in my store!
Dino Pre-Writing Skills: I laminate this and use with a Expo Dry Erase Markers for pre-writing practice skills. It is mean to have each little card cut out and then bound together with a ring, but she seems to be doing better when I leave them as larger pages.
Dino Magnet Page:
I use it with a cookie sheet and these pom-pom magnets I made from pom-poms and self-sticky magnets from the craft isle in Wal-mart. I also use these magnets from Amazon: Power Magnets, 0.78 inch Diameter, Assorted Colors
Dino Floor Numbers: I made these large floor numbers so that we can play a hopscotch type game. I call out a number and she jumps to it! You could also have them put the cards in numerical order.
Dinosaur Alphabet Practice: I laminate this and use with a dry-erase marker for pre-writing practice skills. It is mean to have each little card cut out and then bound together with a ring. If this activity is too difficult for your child at this time, set it aside and try again later in the year!
Dino Counting Practice: Practice counting the dinosaurs and then put the correct number in the blank square. (Note: To save on paper, you could just print the numbers from one game and use them on all the other alphabet counting games!)
Dino Color Puzzles: I cut these little guys out then cut them in half in as many interesting ways as I could think of to make tiny color matching puzzles.
Dino Size Sort: I’m doing a variation on the usual size sorting game, this one I’ll have her put them in order small to big or big to small.
Dino Lacing Card: I make sure to laminate this one for durability, then punch with a hole punch every inch or so for lacing practice.
Dino Vowel Practice: Since we’ve already gone through all the vowels I thought I’d do a review and practice writing them as well. I laminated this one and use with dry-erase markers as well.
Dino Clip Cards/Counters: I use these with either mini-clothes pins, colored paper clips, or put a hole in them and have her attach chain links to them. Whatever you use, just have them put on the correct amount for the number on the card. These are also good for having them put in numerical order. I also made the odd numbers face left and the even’s face right if you dare to go there in prek! LOL!
Capital/Lowercase Dd Sorting: Simple, just sort the uppercase and lowercase letters.
Dino Bottle Cap Letter Match: These letters work well if you use a 1 3/8″ circle punch to punch out the letters then xyron them onto 1 1/2″ wooden disks from Michael’s. Click here to see the process of making the letters. If you’re looking for more challenge, give this game to your kindergartner as a capital/lowercase matching game by using the uppercase card with the lowercase letter disks or visa versa!
Dino Coloring Page: We’ll color, or paint this page.
Capital/Lowercase Dot-A-Dot page: We love our Dot-A-Dot Markers, and so I’ve made a letter page for them.
Finger Tracing Paint Bag: This is simple and fun, I filled a bag with tempura paint, you could also use cheap shaving cream. Then I’ll tape it to her desk for her to practice writing her D and d in using her finger. You could also skip the bag and put shaving cream on your counter if you’re feeling brave ;o) After we do the letters we do numbers, shapes, and whatever else we can think of!
Dino Dig: I made these ‘fossils’ out of Plaster Of Paris. Its only $2.50 for a HUGE bag from Wal-mart. I put wet sand in a plastic dish and smoothed it out. Then used one of our little plastic dinosaurs to push an impression into the sand. After all the ‘molds’ were ready, I made up the plaster of paris and poured it into the sand carefully. Let it set until hard then dusted off our ‘fossils’. I’ll then hide them in a large container with sand and let the kids do a ‘Dino Dig’!
Dinosaur Math Sequencing Puzzle from Lakeshore Learning
I found a new use for our Large Alphabet Lacing Cards! First we traced the letters with her finger, then we used our 1″ building blocks to make the letter D and d. She also picked 2 colors of blocks and did a pattern as she made her letters!
Letter Hunt: I created some Letter Hunt worksheets that you can download.
Foam Letter Builders: I cut the shapes from foam and let her use them to make the letters. You could also use my Magnetic Letter Builders as well!
Letter Collage Worksheets: The download includes letters A-Z as well as a collage idea sheet. We use the collage items as objects to decorate our letters for an alphabet book. We also color, paint, and stamp them. Since we use both upper and lowercase, I have provided both for you! Click below to download the Letter Collages:
Family Fun Night: Everyone is getting really into this part of our school! All week long they search for books, movies and foods we can eat that begin with our letter! LOL! I think we’ll have Dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets this time and watch The Land Before Time.
Note: To get all of the games in my Letter of the Week curriculum, please check out the full curriculum in my store!
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