Can you picture 20 preschoolers stomping around a carpet shouting “We are the Dinosaurs marching marching….ROAR!”? This is the glee with which our librarian in Mississippi ended each story time.
Imagine my delight when I found out;
- Laurie Berkner the singer of this song who has pop star like status in our house was turning this into a picture book AND
- She would be signing books in our neighborhood in Brooklyn.
My kids were so excited. They love dinosaurs. They love this song.
They stood nervously in line peeking at her, but when we got to the front Laurie immediately put them at ease. They even got a HUG before we left. She was so full of warmth and confidence and generosity…maybe she has pop star status with me a little too.
Anyways, then my sweet friend Sara asked if she could share some fun ideas about dinosaurs to go with this book I jumped at the chance.
Today you guys get an awesome song and fun book by the amazing Berkner that you can now pair with some equally fun dinosaur crafts from one of the sweetest ladies I know.
Story time done.
(And I guarantee it’ll be a fun one.)
SUPER FUN DINOSAUR ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
guest post by Sara Reimers. Affiliate links are included.
Dinosaurs capture the imagination of toddlers and preschoolers. Maybe it’s because there are so many varieties of dinosaurs. Perhaps the fact that dinosaurs don’t roam the earth means kids view them more like cartoon characters than something to be afraid of.
Or, it could be that any discussion of dinosaurs gives kids permission to ROAR!!!!!!
One of my daughter’s favorite songs is We Are the Dinosaurs by Laurie Berkner. Ever since my daughter could talk, she could ROAR, and this song has been a go-to ‘pressure valve‘ for our family ever since.
Are you cranky? ROAR!
Do you need to be silly? ROAR!
How about those wiggles? March like a dinosaur around the kitchen and ROAR!!!!!
Even though we don’t get to rub elbows with actual dinosaurs in modern times, there are still numerous ways to make dinosaurs come to life for kids.
Recently Laurie Berkner turned her popular children’s song into a beautifully illustrated book entitled, (you guessed it) We Are The Dinosaurs. The book is basically the lyrics of the popular song, but the illustrations are totally bright and fun.
Your kids would love to read/sing along as you turn the pages of the book.
And here is a link to the song if you have not heard of it yet:
So, read the book, sing the song, ROAR and march around like a dinosaur, and then why not kick it up a notch and try one of these super cute dinosaur crafts for kids?
Snugglesaurus Craft for Kids
This dinosaur craft is so super sweet you will want to make one for yourself too! It is a perfect painting activity for little hands. For detailed craft instructions follow click here:
Super Cute Dinosaur Puppet
Your kids would love turning this toilet paper roll into a ferocious dinosaur. Once you make this dinosaur puppet your kids can make the puppet sing along with Laurie Berkner’s song. For detailed instructions on how to make this puppet, click here:
Clothespin Stegosaurus Craft
Isn’t this stegosaurus super cute? We did this craft inspired by No Time For Flashcards when my daughter was barely 2 years old. Click here for detailed craft instructions.
Easy Footprint Dinosaur Craft
This super cute keepsake craft from Crafty Morning is so easy! All you need is white card stock, gigantic googly eyes, a sharpie and your kiddos sweet little feet. Voila– you have a cute keepsake craft to hang up! Visit here for full activity instructions.
So, have fun exploring dinosaurs and don’t forget to ROAR!!!!
Sara Reimers is a mom who loves God, loves her family and friends, and loves to have fun! She is seeking the ever elusive work-life balance and having a blast keeping up with a beautifully spirited little girl! Get more kid craft ideas and follow her adventures with her Sweet Pea on her beautiful blog Sunshine Whispers! You can also find her on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.