Inside: This dinosaur color recognition printable is a fun way to engage toddlers and preschoolers during circle time. Make your own dinosaur stick puppets with popsicle sticks!
Using props during circle time engages toddlers and preschoolers, having the ability to strengthen those short attention spans.
This dinosaur color recognition printable works on color skills and would be a great addition while reading a favorite dinosaur book.
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Dinosaur Color Recognition Printable for Circle Time
What you will need:
Dinosaur Color Recognition Printable (Available Towards the Bottom of this Page)
Preparing this activity:
We suggest copying these on heavy paper for more durability, or laminate them.
Cut out each dinosaur and egg.
Tape the dinosaurs and eggs to the ends of craft sticks.
Using this for a Circle Time Activity
First, read a favorite dinosaur book.
Then, have the children help you name the color of each dinosaur stick puppet.
Place them on your lap and as you hold each dinosaur, have them tell you the color.
Do this until all the dinosaurs have been labeled a color.
Now, pass out the eggs so that each child gets one. (If there are more children than eggs, you can make extra copies for more egg stick puppets.)
Tell the children that as you hold up a dinosaur, whoever has the matching colored egg can hold it in the air.
Hold up the brown dinosaur.
Ask, “What color is this dinosaur?”
Then, “Who has a brown egg? Hold it in the air.”
Do this for each colored dinosaur.
Using these dinosaur recognition puppets for virtual learning:
After reading a book, hold each dinosaur – one at a time – in front of the screen and ask the children what color it is.
You can also use these props while reciting dinosaur finger plays or singing dinosaur songs.
More dinosaur ideas:
More Circle Time Printable Props:
Free Dinosaur Circle Time Printable Props
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Dinosaur Lesson Plans
I’ve teamed up with other early childhood teachers and homeschoolers to put together these hands-on dinosaur lesson plans for toddlers and preschoolers!
Easy to follow lesson plans that include activity modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
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